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Wills and trusts

Will and probate solicitors

We want to make wills and estate administration easy to access and understand for our customers. If you have a question about wills, trusts, taxes or probate, our leading solicitors are here to assist.

Meet our wills, trusts, tax and probate experts

Many of our wills, trusts, tax and probate law solicitors are considered leaders in the field with a significant amount of expertise.

Claire Atkinson

Head of Practice - Wills, Trust, Tax & Probate

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Rachael Gooding

Senior Associate

Laura Clarke


Kelly Jackson

Probate Executive

One of the UK’s leading specialist law firms.

We are proud to have partnerships with national charities and be recognised in the latest legal directories.

The times best law firms 2023
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Chambers Top Ranked UK 2023

Need to get in touch with us regarding a loved one who has passed away?

If you are contacting us regarding the death of a loved one, call us on 0330 041 5869 or e-mail us at and we will aim to call you back within 24 hours.

Why do I need a will?

A will is a legal document that specifies how your assets should be distributed after your death, and by whom (your executors) giving you peace of mind over your estate. Having a will offers protection for your family, including those in civil partnerships or unmarried relationships. Our solicitors provide specialist advice to help you understand the process and protect your family's future.

Our goal is to make wills and estate administration easily accessible and understandable for our clients. Our expert wills and probate solicitors are here to assist with all aspects of estate administration, tax, and trusts to ensure comprehensive support for you and your family.

How can our wills and probate solicitors help you?

We offer assistance in several ways:

  • Will writing: We can help draft a legally sound and comprehensive will that ensures it reflects your wishes regarding the distribution of assets, the appointment of executors and any other relevant matters.
  • Setting up trusts: Our expert solicitors will help guide you through the complex process of setting up a trust to suit your needs.
  • Probate: We can assist administrators or executors with all administrative duties.
  • Lasting power of attorney: We can assist in drafting and executing powers of attorney, which designate someone to make decisions on behalf of an individual in case of incapacity.
  • Inheritance tax: Our experts can advise you on all aspects of inheritance tax and how it can affect your estate.

Why choose our wills and probate solicitors?

Our wills and probate solicitors have a wealth of experience on the complexities associated with wills, trusts, and probate administration. Our years of practice give us the focussed expertise to navigate even the most complex cases. We proudly serve clients across our national network ensuring accessibility and convenience for individuals and families seeking assistance with wills and probate matters.

Our commitment to excellence is reflected in our team's membership to the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). We take pride in our achievements, highlighting our dedication to providing high-quality legal services in the field of wills and probate.

We believe in clear communication, especially when it comes to funding your legal needs. Our clients can expect transparent pricing structures with no hidden fees. We provide comprehensive information on costs upfront and throughout your matter, ensuring that you have a clear understanding of the financial aspects of our services.

Our expert wills and probate solicitors offer straightforward and practical advice with sensitivity and care. To get help today, e-mail us at and request a call back within 24 hours.

Talk to us about your case

Call us now on:   0330 041 5869

Why choose Slater and Gordon?


We are an award winning law firm and have a dedicated team of solicitors to advise and guide you – no matter how complex your situation may be.

Affordability and advice

We're able to offer affordable expert legal advice and can provide guidance on all aspects of wills and trusts. We can provide you with practical, affordable advice on your situation at the outset giving you clear guidance and options on your next steps.

Tailored advice

We understand that all situations differ - it’s not always a one size fits all - so we are able to provide tailored advice and guidance to suit your individual needs.

Local access

We are a national law firm, with legal experts available locally across the UK. Meetings can be arranged via telephone or video call, to suit your requirements.

Speak to one of our experts today

Call us now on:   0330 041 5869

Wills, trusts, tax and probate frequently asked questions

What is a will?

A will is a legal document that records a person's wishes regarding the appointment of executors, distribution of their assets and the care of dependents after their death.

What is probate?

Probate is the legal process of confirming the authority of executors appointed by a will to collect and distribute the deceased person's assets.

Can I make my own will without a solicitor?

Yes, you can, but seeking legal guidance is advisable to ensure it is legal and properly records your wishes.

What happens if you do not make a will?

If you die without a will (intestate), the distribution of your assets and the appointment of your personal representatives is determined by law, potentially differing from your preferences.

How much would a solicitor charge for a will?

Fees for a will vary, but costs typically depend on factors such as complexity. We are very transparent on our pricing and are happy to discuss the options with you.

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