Wills and Probate Solicitors

Wills and Probate Solicitors

At Cartwright King our Wills and Probate solicitors specialise in assisting you with legally documenting your desires for after you pass away.

Whether you require assistance with drafting a will or are curious about the benefits of establishing a trust, we are available to provide you with the necessary advice, direction, and encouragement.

Our wills and probate solicitors are experts in their field, and can provide you with professional legal guidance to guarantee that your wishes will be executed as intended.

Our Solicitors Can Help You With:

  • Setting up a Trust
  • Probate Solicitors
  • Will Writing Solicitors
  • UK Inheritance Tax
  • Intestacy
  • Deed of Variation
  • Lasting Power of Attorney


A Trust is a way for you to manage your assets and pass on money to loved ones in a way that is tax efficient for you and them. Your assets include:

  • Property that you own
  • Land that you own
  • Investments that you have made
  • Your money

There are a number of reasons you might want to set up a Trust fund, including:

  • to control and protect shared family assets
  • to pass on assets after you die
  • to financially protect someone who is too young to handle their own affairs.

Setting up trusts can be straightforward with our help. However complex your circumstances are, our team can help.

Read more about Trust funds

Will Writing

Our will writing solicitors can offer an expert service tailored to you.

A will is a legally binding document in which you state what you would like to happen to your money, possessions, property and investments after you’ve passed. Not only does it ensure that your wishes are documented, but it also provides financial protection for your loved ones after you’ve gone.

A Will can also determine what will happen to any young children you have in the event of your death. This often means appointing legal guardians to care for them.

Whatever your situation is, our will writing service can help you to get a document that caters for all your needs.

Read more about writing a Will


Our expert probate solicitors know that it can seem confusing, which is why we’re here to help.

Probate is the legal and financial process of dealing with your assets after you pass away. It is something that may have to be applied for by your next of kin or whoever is given responsibility in your Will before they can claim, transfer, sell or distribute any assets. We have expert probate solicitors who can cater for all the fixed fee probate services that you need.

Read more about Probate

Deed of Variation

Here at Cartwright King we understand that sometimes there should be changes made to a person’s Will after they’ve passed away. The document may not best reflect their wishes or may have left an important person out by mistake. We can help you in your application to make a change to your loved one’s Will and can support you through the process.

Through a ‘Deed of Variation’, it is possible to make changes to your loved one’s Will after they have passed away, as long as any people who were left assets in the Will agree to the changes.

Our team understand that making changes to a Will can be a sensitive subject, which is why we approach every situation carefully, taking time to get to know each client’s personal circumstances.

Read more about the Deed of Variation

Inheritance Tax

Our Probate and Inheritance Tax solicitors have years of experience dealing with Inheritance Tax, and are ready to help you.

Inheritance Tax is the tax that is applied to property, money and possessions after you pass away. There are instances in which there is no Inheritance Tax to pay, but this depends on your loved one’s circumstances before they die. How much Inheritance Tax you have to pay will depend on how much your loved one’s estate was worth at the time of their death.

Read more about Inheritance Tax


If your loved one passes without leaving a Will, their estate must be shared out according to the rules of intestacy. Under the rules, only married or civil partners and some other very close relatives are allowed to inherit any part of a person’s estate. The rules of intestacy will also apply if your loved one has made a Will that is not legally valid.

Read more about intestacy

Probate and Inheritance Tax Solicitors

Our team of probate and inheritance tax solicitors have years of experience dealing with inheritance tax and are ready to help you. Inheritance tax is the tax applied to property, money, and possessions after you pass away. The amount of inheritance tax you have to pay is dependent on your loved one’s estate value at the time of their death.

Why Choose Cartwright King?

Personal, pro-active and productive, three defining traits of Cartwright King’s service, which combine to ensure that you benefit from rational, honest legal advice. Wills and Probate issues can be distressing, but our Wills and Probate Lawyers will keep you calm to help you make decisions with clarity.

Our advice is backed by experience of dealing with all manner of wills and probate issues. You can trust this experience to help guide you through the process as there aren’t many family situations we haven’t come across before.

Our Wills and Probate team goes above and beyond to give you the support you need.

We listen, we understand and care about helping you move forward. That’s why we offer sound, honest, reliable legal advice to ensure that you’re prepared for the process.

Working with a specialist Cartwright King solicitor gives you the assurance of having access to legal counsel who will advise you at every stage of the process.

We’re a trusted, resourceful Legal 500 top-tier law firm with specialist solicitors that are calm under pressure, giving you counsel that you can count on.

We're here for you.

Frequently asked questions.

What Does an Estate Administer Do?

An estate administrator is responsible for ensuring that the estate is handled in a fair and efficient manner and that the wishes of the deceased are respected. It can be a complex and time-consuming role, requiring attention to detail and a thorough understanding of estate law and financial management.

How Much Does a Will Cost to Set Up in The UK?

The amount that a will can cost in the UK can depend on a number of different things. Our team will help create a tailored solution best for you.

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