Will Writing.

Will Writing Solicitors.

A Will Writing Solicitor has an in-depth understanding of the laws surrounding estate administration and inheritance tax.

The Will Writing Solicitors at Lanyon Bowdler are both nationally and locally recognised for their expertise.

Writing a will is probably one of the most important things you can do to prepare for the future. A will ensures your estate will pass to your loved ones in exactly the way you planned. With the right legal advice, a will can also ensure that your money and assets are passed to your family or loved ones in the most tax efficient manner.

That’s why it’s important your will is written by an experienced, highly trained and regulated lawyer.

Our Will Writing Expertise

At Lanyon Bowdler, our solicitors have years of experience in will writing. Get in touch today and we would be more than happy to help.

Why use a solicitor to write a will?

There is an ever-expanding range of budget ‘quick-will’ offerings, but it’s important to be aware that will writing is one of the few legal service areas which is not regulated. This means that people, or commercial organisations, with no legal qualifications and possibly either little or no training, are able to offer will writing services. Peace of mind is a key reason for writing a will in the first place, so why leave anything to chance? Trust the experts and talk to our team.

Writing a will is something people tend to put off until a later date – we all know it needs doing but it’s not at the top of our list of priorities and there always seems as though there’s plenty of time to get around to it.

It can be difficult facing up to the thought of no longer being here, but ensuring affairs are in order and that those closest to us are going to be alright after we are gone, is a good thing to do. Not making a will can lead to problems for loved ones at what is almost certainly going to be a tough, emotional time in their lives.

Making a will is the only way to control what happens to your property, assets, savings and possessions after you are gone, and offers clarity to your family and friends, something that may not be clear if you die intestate (i.e. without making a will).

How can Lanyon Bowdler solicitors help?

As your legal advisor acting in your best interests at all times, you may require us to prepare lifetime trusts, selling or gifting assets or any business interests, and guide you through any tax issues which may arise.

Living arrangements and other family-related issues can prove difficult and complex. The advice of your specialist legal team at Lanyon Bowdler will focus on anything that may crop up and offer possible solutions to help you come to a decision.

We always strive to be sensitive and professional and are able to draft your will, along with any other relevant paperwork, so your wishes can be carried out when the time comes. This may involve taking your beneficiaries through the thought processes that led you to the decisions you have made.

There may be particular reasons why you don’t want your estate immediately to pass to beneficiaries on your death, and we will guide you in the areas of setting up trusts which will protect them and any inheritance. These reasons may include the vulnerability of the beneficiary, divorce, bankruptcy or a weakness for poor spending.

You will need to appoint appropriate executors and trustees. Lanyon Bowdler has a wealth of experience in this area and is able to take on this role, ensuring the best interests of your estate are safeguarded and dealt with in accordance with your wishes at all times.

Should you wish to appoint another trusted adviser, family member or friend in this capacity, when the time comes, we will work with them, providing support and guidance in helping them through what can be an extremely difficult experience, making sure everything is carried out correctly at every step in the process.

Your will writing questions answered

How do I write a will?

The team at Lanyon Bowdler find writing a will affords peace of mind for clients who can be assured assets will be passed on in line with their wishes. They can also be sure that this will happen in the most efficient and sensible way possible.

Our team will guide you through the whole process, helping and supporting you with professional advice that will make certain that everything is carried out as you want after your death.

A will crucially includes the appointment of executors and trustees and typically will also deal with the smooth transition of business succession, the ongoing care and welfare of children and specify your funeral wishes.

Do I need a will?

There is no such thing as a ‘normal’ family. But ‘unconventional’ families are becoming increasingly more common. According to a recent study by the Pew Research Centre, “the declining share of children living in what is often deemed a ‘traditional’ family has been largely supplanted by the rising shares of children living with single or cohabiting parents.”

According to the Office of National Statistics married or registered civil partner couples remain the most common family type in the UK in 2019 (approximately 66%), but households containing multiple families were the fastest growing type of household over the last 20 years, having increased by 75% to 297,000 households in 2019.

Certain family situations make it vitally important to have a will to ensure your loved ones are looked after, including:

  • If you are in a second marriage or registered civil partnership
  • If you are cohabiting
  • If you have stepchildren
  • If you want to exclude someone from benefiting from your assets

In any of the above situations, if a will has not been written, your estate will be divided according to the Rules of Intestacy. This could mean your assets are passed on contrary to the way you would have wished, and there may be no provision for some of the people closest to you.

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What our clients say.

An efficient process.

P Jackson
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Facing one’s own mortality is not easy. Lanyon Bowdler’s solicitor made the whole process less emotional and I was confident that my loved ones would find it relatively pain free and easier to cope. I would recommend Lanyon Bowdler without reservation or hesitation.

Anonymous
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Since dealing with Lanyon Bowdler they have been diligent, efficient and at all times very helpful along with being structured in dealing with matters, fees and clarity on all levels. Thank you.

Michael
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I was clearly informed of progress step by step. The service you provided was very good.

Peter Weston
Shrewsbury

All work carried out effectively and efficiently.

Hubert Jones
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I felt safe that Lanyon Bowdler understood both my concerns and requirements. I would use again and recommend.

Anonymous
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An excellent service with solicitors that you can talk to and who give you a clear understanding of all necessary legal implications and interpretations.

Eric
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From start to finish we had excellent service. Friendly, approachable and professional.

Carl Gittins
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Very clear, concise advice and guidance, easy to understand.

Ian Jamieson
Telford

Good service provided throughout with clear communication throughout with all options explored.

Lee

I can thoroughly recommend the highly professional and supportive service received over the last few months.

Heather
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Responsive, supportive, approachable, clear and empathetic.

Lisa Thacker

Professional and prompt communication. Supportive and client focused.

Lisa Thacker
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Whenever I have had need to contact Lanyon Bowdler I have always received a fast, concise and friendly response.

Lee Mortimer
UK Case Management

Definitely would use Lanyon Bowdler again if I need the use of a solicitor.

Mark Bowkett
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Smooth and efficient service from very professional firm.

Tim
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We were particularly impressed with the quality of work, the speed and excellent communication.

Allenby Douglas Ltd
Oswestry

Very friendly and approachable. Very good advice

Ivor Brown
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Very professional and approachable. I was updated as to progress regularly. The final costs reflected good value for the service provided.

David Fedrick
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Great Service; Lanyon Bowdler were excellent from the outset. Straightforward and easy process. I just sat back and waited.

Paul Rowe
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Everything has been professional, efficient and courteous throughout and we are very pleased, both with the service and with the eventual outcome of our case. Everything was first class and exceeded our expectations. Thank you again for providing such splendid service. It is really appreciated.

Mr N J & Dr S J Browne
Llanfyllin

Get in Touch with a Will Writing Solicitor at Lanyon Bowdler Today

Choosing Lanyon Bowdler means you can have confidence in your legal advice, faith in our pledge to always safeguard your interests ensuring your estate is handled correctly and in the way you have instructed.

Get in touch with the team by phone or use the online enquiry form and someone will be in contact with you directly.

We have offices with expert Will Writing Solicitors in Bromyard, Hereford, Shrewsbury, Ludlow, Oswestry, Telford, and Conwy in North Wales.

As one of the most recognised law firms in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Mid and North Wales, Birmingham and the Midlands, we are able to offer a wide range of pricing options including fixed fees and service level guarantees.

We regularly assist clients nationally with writing a will. We can represent you wherever you live in England or Wales.

Our people

Meet the team.

Edward Rees
Edward Rees
Partner
Wills & Probate | Estate Planning | Lasting Powers of Attorney
David Pugh
David Pugh
Partner
Wills & Probate | Estate Planning | Lasting Powers of Attorney
Karl Beckett
Karl Beckett
Partner
Wills & Probate | Lasting Powers of Attorney | Estate Planning
Kevin Thomas
Kevin Thomas
Partner
Wills & Probate | Estate Planning | Lasting Powers of Attorney
Louise Browne
Louise Browne
Legal Assistant
Wills & Probate | Estate Planning | Lasting Powers of Attorney
Dani Sharma
Dani Sharma
Legal Support Assistant
Wills & Probate | Lasting Powers of Attorney | Estate Planning
Chloe Michie
Chloe Michie
Legal Assistant
Wills & Probate | Lasting Powers of Attorney | Estate Planning
Clare Jones
Clare Jones
Legal Support Assistant
Wills & Probate | Lasting Powers of Attorney | Estate Planning
Kelly Hughes
Kelly Hughes
Legal Support Assistant
Wills & Probate | Lasting Powers of Attorney | Estate Planning
Emma Deering
Emma Deering
Associate Legal Executive (FCILEX)
Wills & Probate | Lasting Powers of Attorney | Estate Planning
Mai Lewis
Mai Lewis
Solicitor
Wills & Probate | Lasting Powers of Attorney | Estate Planning
Georgina Hughes
Georgina Hughes
Associate Solicitor
Wills & Probate | Lasting Powers of Attorney | Estate Planning
Vanessa Ford
Vanessa Ford
Legal Assistant
Wills & Probate | Lasting Powers of Attorney | Estate Planning
Hollie Daniels
Hollie Daniels
Legal Support Assistant
Wills & Probate | Lasting Powers of Attorney | Estate Planning
Clare Boote
Clare Boote
Legal Secretary
Wills & Probate | Lasting Powers of Attorney | Estate Planning
Sophie Burgoyne
Sophie Burgoyne
Solicitor
Wills & Probate | Lasting Powers of Attorney | Estate Planning
Charles Almond
Charles Almond
Consultant
Wills & Probate | Lasting Powers of Attorney | Estate Planning
Sioned Williams
Sioned Williams
Solicitor
Wills & Probate | Lasting Powers of Attorney | Estate Planning
Liane Helies
Liane Helies
Legal Support Assistant
Wills & Probate | Lasting Powers of Attorney | Estate Planning
Nicola Smith
Nicola Smith
Legal Support Assistant
Wills & Probate | Lasting Powers of Attorney | Estate Planning
Sam Russell
Sam Russell
Trainee Solicitor
Wills & Probate | Lasting Powers of Attorney | Estate Planning
Julie Langford
Julie Langford
Legal Assistant
Wills & Probate | Lasting Powers of Attorney | Estate Planning
Kate Lawson
Kate Lawson
Associate Solicitor
Wills & Probate | Lasting Powers of Attorney | Estate Planning
Jan Hope
Jan Hope
Legal Secretary
Wills & Probate | Lasting Powers of Attorney | Estate Planning
Val Howard
Val Howard
Legal Secretary
Wills & Probate | Lasting Powers of Attorney | Estate Planning
Aimee Johnson
Aimee Johnson
Solicitor
Wills & Probate | Lasting Powers of Attorney | Estate Planning
Helen Jones
Helen Jones
Legal Secretary
Wills & Probate | Lasting Powers of Attorney | Estate Planning
Angharad Hird
Angharad Hird
Associate Solicitor
Wills & Probate | Lasting Powers of Attorney | Estate Planning
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Case studies.

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Inheritance Act Claim

The deceased was a businessman, who owned various properties and other assets. He also owned the family home, where he h...
Claire Vale • 26 Feb 2024
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Seaman’s Will Upheld

Lanyon Bowdler acted on behalf of a claimant who successfully applied to the High Court to revoke a grant of letters of ...
Claire Vale • 26 Feb 2024
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Contentious Probate Disputes

The team at Lanyon Bowdler successfully acted for a claimant whose partner died, without leaving a Will, so that his who...
Charles Almond • 26 Feb 2024
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Testate Case Study

Claire acted on a will dispute claim on behalf of a widower, whose estranged wife had died leaving a Will giving the who...
Claire Vale • 26 Feb 2024
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Being a Trainee in the Private Client Depar...

Lanyon Bowdler offer four to six training contracts each year and welcome candidates from all avenues, whether they...
Kelly Reynolds • 18 Apr 2024
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Mutually Irrevocable Wills and Why You Should Never do Them – Edward Rees and Claire Vale

Mirror wills allow for updates and amendments, which better reflects how lives can change....
Published • 17 Apr 2024
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Should I be a Trustee for a Trust? – Edward Rees and Aimee Johnson

Edward & Aimee discuss the various types of trusts, pointing out what you'd potentially be responsible for as a trustee....
Published • 09 Apr 2024
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I Just Want a Simple Will! – Emma Deering and Sioned Williams

People often contact us saying "I just need a simple will!" But often it turns out not to be the case. ...
Published • 25 Mar 2024
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Inheritance Act Claim

The deceased was a businessman, who owned various properties and other assets. He also owned the family home, where he h...
Claire Vale • 26 Feb 2024
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Seaman’s Will Upheld

Lanyon Bowdler acted on behalf of a claimant who successfully applied to the High Court to revoke a grant of letters of ...
Claire Vale • 26 Feb 2024
Case Study
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Contentious Probate Disputes

The team at Lanyon Bowdler successfully acted for a claimant whose partner died, without leaving a Will, so that his who...
Charles Almond • 26 Feb 2024
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Testate Case Study

Claire acted on a will dispute claim on behalf of a widower, whose estranged wife had died leaving a Will giving the who...
Claire Vale • 26 Feb 2024
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Private Client: Hot news! – Edward Rees and Aimee Johnson

In this episode, Edward and Aimee discuss all things wills....
Published • 19 Feb 2024
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Is My Will Watertight?

The short answer is no. However, there are a range of options available in order to mitigate the risk of family mem...
Kelly Reynolds • 14 Feb 2024
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Understanding The Probate Pathway – Edward Rees and Aimee Johnson

Aimee and Edward discuss the probate process and the administration of someone's estate after death....
Published • 29 Jan 2024
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The Law Behind Predatory Marriages – Edward Rees and Claire Vale

People get married for many reasons but in cases of predatory marriages, the victim will be vulnerable....
Published • 15 Jan 2024
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