Wills, Tax and Estate Planning

Prepare for the future

Making a will involves carefully considering who will administer your estate, who you might appoint as guardians of your children and when and how your beneficiaries will inherit.


Making a will

Although important, there is more to making a will than using the right wording.  Making a will involves carefully considering who will administer your estate, who you might appoint as guardians of your children and when and how your beneficiaries will inherit.  Wills can be challenged on a variety of grounds.  Part of the process of making a will with a solicitor is to create an independent record in case of any challenge.  You also need to consider not just how your estate will be taxed, but how the terms of your will affect how your beneficiaries are taxed subsequently.


The right expertise

We have will and tax specialists who can prepare wills and provide estate and tax planning advice for those who own:

  • businesses;
  • farms and estates; and
  • assets inside and outside the UK.

We have expertise where people have family members who may seek to challenge their wills or who need to make death bed wills.  We frequently advise those who have children and step-children or whose intended beneficiaries cannot manage their financial affairs or who need long term support to do so.  We make wills for disabled beneficiaries and for those who have suffered a personal injury.  We make wills for those whose mental capacity can fluctuate and apply to court to make statutory wills for those who no longer have the capacity to make a will.  We provide UK and international tax and estate planning advice.

We also have specialists who advise those with an international background or whose intended beneficiaries live outside the UK.

“Wilsons is an exceptional group of lawyers with a unique blend of being at the top of its game but very down to earth.”

Legal 500, 2020

“Wilsons provided excellent service to my family company and handled our case very well, which involved complex tax and corporate issues.”

Legal 500, 2020