Wills & Probate

Making a Will, your way.

Thinking about Wills and Probate can be difficult for many people, especially when contemplating the future of those you love and not being around to share it. However, making a Will is one of the things you can do to help save your family from further distress after your death.

Dying without a Will (Intestate) can cause many unforeseen problems for those you leave behind.

– If you are unmarried or in a civil partnership, your partner will not automatically inherit from you when you die.

– If you are married or in a civil partnership and you have not made a Will, your partner will only inherit the first £322,000 of your estate, and the rest will be distributed between any children when they reach 18.

How do I make a Will, and what should I be considering?

In most cases, making a Will is easy. Often the most challenging aspects is picking up the phone to us!

Contact us and make an appointment with our Wills and Probate specialists for a free consultation.  We can discuss your situation and advise accordingly. We can help appoint executors and ensure that your Will and other important documents are stored safely and securely.

Whilst discussing your Will, we can also offer advice and help to put in place plans for any future incapacity, such as Lasting Powers of Attorney

Plus, if you need us to react quickly due to an urgent situation, our team are just a phone call away.


When a loved one dies, leaving an estate to be dealt with, we can help. We can advise on all aspects of probate, including advising executors and trustees in relation to their rights and duties, identifying estate assets and liabilities and inheritance tax. Some estates are complex, and you may not be ready to deal with the terms of a Will or intestacy law.

We strongly recommend that you make an appointment to call in and see us for a free consultation. Our sympathetic and understanding Probate team will do all they can to make you feel at ease during this difficult time.

For more information about our Wills and Probate services, please get in touch with us at 0191 488 8200 or email jlb@peterross.co.uk