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From defining your wishes to discussing tax options

No one likes to think about their death and what they’d want to happen to their assets. Sadly, dying without a properly drawn will can cause a great deal of wasted time, unnecessary expense and heartache, as well as hassle from disputes that could easily be avoided. And there are the potential inheritance tax implications to consider, too.

Our service takes you through all the relevant things you need to think about as well as drawing up a will that really reflects your wishes. We can help whether you need a single will for a modest estate, or if your affairs are more complex with both personal and business assets to consider.

Many people avoid paying for a will by using other methods, but often this can be a false economy – we’d be happy to explain to you why.

Try our online tool to get you started with preparing your will.

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