We provide comprehensive advice on making your Wills and applying for Probate on the death of your loved ones.


Making a will

Why should you make a will?

There is no other way of putting it but the reality is no one lives forever and we all have to die one day.

Some people assume that if they die without a Will their estate will automatically pass to their spouse or civil partner or their loved ones. This is not necessarily so.

Did you know that if you do not make a Will you may not only be leaving your family with problems but your property may pass to someone who you did not wish to receive anything?

Did you know that if you are over 18 years old then you are eligible to make a Will?

Did you know that most people take out life insurance to cover themselves in the event they meet in an accident or the ultimate happens yet they are afraid or reluctant to consider making a will why?

When you take out life insurance cover it does not mean that you are going to have an accident but you are simply providing yourself with the peace of mind knowing that in such an event your family will be taken care of.

Making a Will is therefore similar to taking out life insurance.

It does not mean the ultimate will happen simply because you make a Will but you are simply giving yourself a piece of mind knowing that in such an event your family will be taken care of and at the same time you will still remain in control of your property which will pass according to your wishes and instructions. Making a Will ensures that you “yes you” remain in control of your estate and its distribution “beyond the grave”.

If you re a single parent making a Will is the ideal way of appointing a guardian to look after your child or children in the event something should happen to you.

If you are a pensioner legal aid may be available for you to make a Will.

Remember making A Will is therefore like taking out life insurance, it does not mean that the ultimate will happen because you make a Will.

You are simply giving yourself a peace of mind. If and when it does happen, you remain in control of your estate and its distribution “beyond the grave”.

Other reason to make a Will

  • If you are not married to your partner or in a formal civil partnership you can make provisions for your partner in your Will.
  • If you die without a Will your partner might not get anything.
  • If you have remarried your spouse may not be the only person you wish to benefit from your estate.
  • You continue to remain in control of your estate and its distribution despite your passing.

Contact us today for advice and to arrange that peace of mind.



If you have been appointed to act as an executor under a Will or if you wish to administer a relative estate we can help you.

This process is sometimes referred to as a applying for the grant of representation.

We understand that this may be a very difficult time and we will offer clear advice in a sympathetic and understanding manner whilst taken care of all the legal formalities.

We can diagnose your problem in our fixed fee diagnostic interview pointing you in the right direction. It may be that there is no need to apply for Probate.

We also provide a fixed fee package for the overall costs, which we can discuss in the diagnostic interview.
We are also experienced in working with people at a time when they are grieving and vulnerable treating all our clients with the utmost understanding sensitivity and respect.

Tel: 020 8761 3555 | Fax: 020 8761 1555 | Email: pewilson@tiscali.co.uk