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Drafting a Will

Many people find discussing the future and thinking about protecting their estate for their loved ones or future generations a demanding and daunting prospect.

Our specialist Private Client solicitors have considerable experience in offering legal guidance on creating and revising a will. We appreciate the significance of decision making regarding your future and strive to facilitate this process in the most straightforward way possible.

Wills Guide

For more information on the importance of writing a will, read our Wills Guide, which highlights the benefits of drafting a will.

If you require assistance with drafting or updating a will, our specialist Private Client solicitors are ready to share their knowledge and experience with you. For more information about our services, please get in touch with us at chris@onionsanddavies.co.uk.

How We Can Help

Creating a will is vital for you and your family, but initiating the process can feel overwhelming. Our specialist will-writing solicitors at Onions & Davies provide comprehensive legal advice on wills and estate planning and have the expertise to alleviate that pressure.

Our expertise extends to a broad array of wills and estate management subjects, including:

  • Simple and complex Wills, involving Trusts.
  • Appointing guardians for your children.
  • Lifetime and post-death Inheritance Tax Planning.
  • Making and registering Lasting Powers of Attorney for Financial Decisions and Health and Care Decisions.
  • Ordinary Powers of Attorney.
  • Court of Protection work, including appointing a Deputy.
  • Advance Directives (Living Wills).
  • Probate and Estate Administration.

If you drafted a will over five years ago, reviewing it, considering regular changes to tax legislation, would be advisable. We can help review your will and can thoroughly analyse your situation before recommending the most tax-efficient structure to safeguard against the impact of inheritance tax.

DIY Wills

While it can seem cost-effective to consider using inexpensive unregulated online services or producing a DIY will, there are many pitfalls in doing this. For example, some lack of formality may make the will invalid. Words you use may, legally, mean something different from what you intended. Furthermore, without professional advice, a self-made will may inadvertently disregard intricate legal and tax regulations, leading to unexpected issues and potentially severe repercussions that could be lengthy and costly to rectify.

Having seen these problems arise in practice, we strongly advise using a regulated professional.

Will Drafting Solicitors in Shropshire, Staffordshire, Cheshire, Worcestershire, Birmingham, and the Black Country

Onions & Davies is an established, high street law firm in Market Drayton, providing specialist, professional legal advice to people in Shropshire and beyond. Our reputation for excellence extends to our work with vulnerable clients. We prioritise clear communication, ensuring that explanations are straightforward and always in the best interests of the individual. 

Chris Milne, Solicitor, Director, and Head of the Private Client team is an accredited member of STEP (The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) and the Law Society’s Private Client section. He is also a full member of Solicitors for the Elderly, a national organisation comprised of lawyers with expertise in this area of law and holds the Older Client Care in Practice accreditation.

Affordable and Accessible Wills Services

We pride ourselves on our approachability and accessibility. If you cannot visit us at our offices, we can offer initial discussions over the phone. We can also arrange home visits if you have restricted mobility.

Legal Services

In addition to assisting with wills, we provide other legal services such as Elderly Client Services, Probate, Trusts, Court of Protection, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Family Law, and Conveyancing.

Families with Additional Needs 

We have a breadth of experience of helping families with caring responsibilities plan for the future. With the correct use of powers of attorney, deputyship, trusts, and wills, we can help carers and the cared for, feel secure. 

 

Contact Us

91 Cheshire Street, Market Drayton, Shropshire TF9 3AF | Email us | Call us 01630 652 405

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© 2018 Onions & Davies. Onions & Davies Solicitors is the trading name of Onions & Davies Ltd, Company Reg. No. 8322297, Registered Office address: 91 Cheshire Street, Market Drayton, Shropshire, TF9 3AF. Onions & Davies is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA ID Number: 607617)