Making a Will

By making a will you can ensure that your property and possessions are dealt with in accordance with your wishes upon your death. Failure to make a Will may cause undue stress and inconvenience to grieving family and friends.

Wills and Succession Planning

Having a well drafted Will is important for several reasons as without one it is difficult to determine if your property and personal assets will pass to your intended beneficiaries. Writing a will is an essential part of the estate planning process and will ensure your wishes are carried out after your death. It is a way to protect the future of your loved ones and your assets.  Even if you are married or in a civil partnership, without a Will, your spouse will not necessarily inherit all of your estate under the intestacy rules.

How our expert Wills team can help

At Beverley Morris & Co, one of our helpful, experienced team will provide you with clear and sensible advice on all aspects of making a will including inheritance tax, will trusts and protective property trusts to ensure that the whole of your estate is passed to the people you wish to inherit it.

Our knowledgeable Wills solicitors can advise you on all aspects of succession planning, providing a sensitive service tailored to your needs.

Local Wills Solicitors in Blackheath 

With offices in Blackheath, we have provided Wills, trusts, inheritance tax and estate planning services to individuals and businesses throughout London and the South East for many years. We realise that writing a Will may seem daunting but, once done, it will give you and your family peace of mind. Our expert Will writing team will guide you through the process, providing you with clear and sensible advice to ensure that your estate is passed to the people you wish to inherit it.

You can visit us in person at our Blackheath office or we are able to make home or hospital visits by arrangement if you are unable to come to us. Due to the recent social distancing measures, as a result of COVID-19, we are also offering virtual or phone appointments to those wishing to make a Will.

If you have any questions on making a Will or you wish to make an appointment to make a Will, please call or email us.
+44 (0)20 8852 4433
privateclient@beverleymorris.co.uk

Importance of Writing a Will

  • A Will ensures your estate is distributed according to your wishes, providing financial security to loved ones and making it easier for your family or friends to administer your estate after your death.
  • Without a will in place, your estate will be shared out according to the law of intestacy which may not be in line with your wishes. Your family may be left with a long and stressful process which can also lead to inheritance disputes.
  • With a well drafted Will and appropriate legal advice, your beneficiaries can benefit from paying less inheritance tax.
  • You can appoint guardians for your children or others that depend on you.
  • You can choose your executors.

Our Fees

We will always ensure you are fully aware of all costs involved and your solicitor will explain these to you. For more information, you can contact our team or make an online enquiry. You can also find more information on our fees and disbursements for Administration of Estates by clicking here: Our Probate fees

Our Wills & Probate Team

Our Wills and Probate team will be happy to speak with you regarding all areas of wills, probate, inheritance planning and trusts. You can find out more about our team by clicking on the links below.

Other Legal Services

We can also provide specialist legal advice on other areas of law that may be relevant when you are organising your estate such as Lasting Powers of Attorney, Probate and Estate Management, Family Law and Conveyancing.

Will Disputes

We have a specialist Litigation & Dispute Resolution team who can provide advice and guidance on Trusts, Wills and Probate Disputes. Visit our Contentious Probate and Trusts page for more information.

How may we help you?

A Will is a document which sets out whom you would like to inherit your estate after your death.

Yes! If you die without a Will in place, your assets may not end up with those you wish to benefit. Even married couples or civil partners will not necessarily inherit all of their spouses’ estate under the intestacy rules.

No time like the present…. Wills are not just for older people. Parents of young children should consider who will look after their children should the worst happen. Likewise, unmarried couples should ensure that they make a Will if they would like their partner to inherit their assets as they will not automatically do so.

Yes, you can but there are dangers. By instructing a solicitor to write the Will on your behalf you will have the comfort of knowing that your wishes are correctly recorded and considerations such as inheritance tax are taken into account. We will also assist you to ensure that your Will is correctly dated, signed and witnessed and we can store your Will if you would like us to do so at no extra cost.

Please contact us for further information:

+44 (0)20 8852 4433
privateclient@beverleymorris.co.uk

We like to meet our clients in person to have a discussion regarding their requirements for a Will. Prior to the meeting, we will send you a questionnaire so that you may think about your wishes. After our meeting, we will draft a Will for your approval. Any changes that you require may be made at any time up until the Will is signed.

Our Wills team is based in our Blackheath office. We can arrange ground floor meeting rooms which are accessed by a few steps. If necessary, a ramp can be provided.

We can also conduct home visits and visits to hospital if required.

+44 (0)20 8852 4433
privateclient@beverleymorris.co.uk

If you have any questions on making a Will that are not answered above or you wish to make an appointment to make a Will, please call or email us.
+44 (0)20 8852 4433
privateclient@beverleymorris.co.uk

Wills Team

Geoffrey Cohen

Head of Private Client
Blackheath Office
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Leanne Bloomfield

Blackheath Office
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