Wills Solicitor London

“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Benjamin Franklin

Unfortunately Death is a certainty and there is no way that it can be avoided.

Do you know, with certainty, what will happen to your assets should you pass away without making a Will? Most people assume that their entire Estate will pass to their surviving spouse/partner and if there is no spouse/partner, then to their children. This is NOT how the Intestacy Rules apply!



The following people have no right to inherit where someone dies without leaving a will:

  • Unmarried partners
  • Lesbian or gay partners not married nor in a civil partnership
  • Relations by marriage
  • Close friends
  • Carers


Worse still if there are no surviving relatives who can inherit under the rules of intestacy, the estate passes to the Crown.

If someone makes a Will, but it is not legally valid, the rules of intestacy will also apply as if you had not made a Will in the first place. We will ensure that if you leave a Will, it will be valid and your nearest and dearest are looked after in accordance with your wishes.

We can also store your original Will in a secured offsite, fire proof safe for a one off charge of £25 plus VAT including registration on the Certainty Database. Alternatively, you can take your original will with you.

It is important that your Will is valid and up-to-date. Did you make a Will some time ago and now your situation has changed?

Our experienced Solicitors can assist you with all your requirements and ensure that you have considered a number of factors, such as:



  • Who gets your assets if you have no Will
  • Arrangements for couples who live together
  • Provisions for the children of un-married couples
  • Tax Efficient Wills: Inheritance Tax and Tax planning
  • How Trust Funds may help
  • The Role of the Executor
  • The concept of a “Living Will”


​Our basic charges for discussing your requirements, drafting and preparing your Will start from £180.00 + VAT and similar Wills for couples start from £295.00 + VAT for both Wills. More detailed or complex Wills that involve tax or estate planning issues are chargeable at an hourly rate, details of which can be provided on request.

​For more information please contact us on 020 8646 4885 or email for a questionnaire to legal@p-llp.net


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