Free consultation

An initial discussion with a wills and probate expert won’t cost you a penny. For all other legal work, a fixed fee will be provided.

Same day appointments

Our responsive service provides complete flexibility whether you prefer a telephone consultation, video call, email or an appointment in person.

Experienced solicitors

Our expert team is made up of fully-qualified solicitors who are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

Five-star Service

We are proud of our exceptional levels of client care, which has gained us a five-star Google rating.

How we can help

Talk to us about

  • Drafting your will
  • Lasting Power of Attorney
  • Inheritance tax planning
  • Trusts and estate administration
  • Probate

 

Why you need an expert lawyer

Not all will writers are the same, many are not solicitors and are unregulated, which means that if something goes wrong, you have no protection.

By choosing an expert wills and probate solicitor, you can have complete peace of mind that you are getting the best possible advice and your affairs are being properly looked after.

Many unregulated will-writers charge extra for storage of your will, but at Beswicks Legal there are no hidden charges and we even store your will for free.

Our expertise is not limited to drafting wills, we have extensive knowledge of
Lasting Powers of Attorney, inheritance tax planning, trusts and estate administration and probate.

Why it is essential that you have a will

Why it is essential that you have a will

There are many misconceptions about wills, which often lead to people putting off making one.

The truth is that, with the help of a solicitor, it can be relatively quick and easy to make your will and doing so eliminates the huge risks associated with not having one. For example:

  • Without a will your spouse may not automatically inherit all of your estate. Depending on the size of your estate, your spouse may only get a fixed amount with the rest split equally between your spouse and children. If you are unmarried, your partner will not inherit anything.

 

  • If you own a business and you fail to put proper plans in place, you risk creating uncertainty and potential conflict about who should inherit your share or who will operate the business if you are unable to.
  • Life insurance, pension lump sums and death in service benefits could push your estate’s value over the inheritance tax threshold, leading to 40% tax being payable on the excess. Setting up a trust for lump sum payments can help you to provide for loved ones, while minimising the amount of inheritance tax your estate is liable for.

By choosing Beswicks Legal you can have absolute peace of mind that your estate is property protected and your loved ones provided for.

Our experts will look at your individual circumstances to establish the best possible solutions for you and your family.

Your trusted experts for wills and probate

Your trusted experts for wills and probate

It’s natural to not want to think about what might happen after you die but planning for the future is essential and something that you shouldn’t put off.

Our specialist private wealth solicitors help families to put proper arrangements in place making sure your loved ones are provided for and your wishes carried out.

Whether you require a will, advice about probate, need to establish a Lasting Power of Attorney or require estate planning guidance, our team can help.

Making a will and planning for the future needn’t be daunting. We’ll help you every step of the way, so that you can rest easy knowing that your affairs are in order and your family’s future protected.

The Benefits

  • Fully qualified solicitors

    All legal work that you require will be carried out by fully-qualified solicitors who are experts in wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, trusts, estates and probate.

  • Free consulation

    Call us for a chat. We’ll provide some initial advice on the steps that you need to take to protect your estate and provide a quote for any legal work required.

  • Flexible service

    Whether you require a home visit, phone consultation or face-to-face appointment, we’re here for you.

Learn more about

Wills

A will is a professionally drafted legal document that sets out what should happen to your assets when you pass away.

There are a number of different types of wills available – mirror wills, next generation wills, asset preserver wills, business protection wills. Our experts can guide you through the best option for you to make sure your assets are protected and your estate managed in the most tax efficient way.

Trusts

Trusts provide a way of placing ownership of assets into the hands of trustees who look after them for your beneficiaries.

The benefits of creating a trust include being able to control when assets pass to children and grandchildren, inheritance tax planning, to hold death benefits from life insurance and pensions, to help with the sale of business property and to create a fund for a charitable purpose.

Lasting Power of Attorney

A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) identifies who you want to make decisions on your behalf should you become unable to do so.

LPAs must be registered with the Office of the Public Guardian once they are made in order to be valid.

There are two types of LPAs – one that covers decisions about your health and welfare and another that covers financial affairs. You can make one or both.

Probate

Probate is the process of dealing with and distributing a person’s estate after they have passed away. Probate isn’t always necessary, but it is required in most cases where there is a property or significant assets to distribute.

We can help you through this process by obtaining the Grant of Probate or Grant of Letters of Administration on your behalf. We can also manage the collection and distribution of assets.

What our clients say

Very professional, understood our needs and was exceptional in communications.

Mr & Mrs Gray

Impressed by the professionalism. Helpful and constructive throughout the process of the making of my will.

Andrew Billington

Courteous, friendly and helpful.

Christopher Bonsall

Would, and have, recommended to friends and family. Amazing!

Jane Hassall

An excellent and professional service. Always answers communications in a timely way and is friendly and approachable.”

J Jackson

I found the whole procedure very easy to do with the help of Beswicks’ staff. I was made to feel very comfortable.

Muriel Capenwell

Comforting, relaxed and friendly experience.

J S Goodwin

Getting a 10/10 from me is a rare event. However, I’ve found it a pleasure to work with the Beswicks team.

N Harrison
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