Wills and Probate Solicitors
Will Writing Solicitors
Tailored legal advice from expert Will writing solicitors for everyday peace of mind
A Will can give you and your chosen beneficiaries peace of mind, ensuring that your estate is managed according to your wishes.
Our experienced Will writing solicitors are with you every step of the way with tailored advice on your personal situation. To protect the people and things you care about, we have the expertise to support you.
Why choose our Will Solicitors?
With our no obligation online tool, the process of creating your Will is easy – you can start your Will online at a time that suits you and our experienced solicitors will follow up on your enquiry and provide advice tailored to your circumstances.
Our team will ensure the process of making your Will is smooth and we aim to send you draft documents within two weeks of your initial meeting.
Experts in complex Wills
Whatever your situation, our Will solicitors within the Private Client team at Brachers can ensure that your wishes are communicated clearly and conditions relating to certain assets are accounted for.
We can help protect the people and the things you care about. A Will is an investment in your family’s future.
Appoint a professional executor
When somebody passes away, their estate needs to be administered so that their assets can be sold and liabilities paid off. For those with a valid Will, the executor will be the person dealing with this estate administration process.
Brachers’ Trust Corporation is a company set up by the firm to act as a professional executor, trustee, deputy in the Court of Protection and attorney on relevant matters. The company can act if you are unsure on who to appoint as your executor, if you are concerned about a potential dispute amongst relatives, or if you do not want to burden your family with dealing with your estate. Brachers Trust Corporation is independent and can ensure that your wishes and instructions are followed precisely.
Recognition of our expertise
Brachers private client solicitors are consistently recognised in the top guides to law firms. The team is ranked in the top tier for Personal, Tax, Trusts and Probate in The Legal 500 and in Band 2 for Private Wealth in the Chambers and Partners High Net Worth Guide.
Brachers’ Head of Private Client, Christopher Eriksson-Lee, is the only lawyer in the region with a top tier lawyer ranking for Private Wealth Law in the Chambers and Partners High Net Worth Guide. Christopher also specialises in advising agricultural clients and those with landed estates on succession planning, the preparation of wills, estate and tax planning, trust creation, powers of attorney and the administration of trusts and estates.
Private Client Partner, Alexandra Gordon, is currently named Next Generation Partner in Legal 500 2022 for the third year running. She is also ranked in the Chambers and Partners High Net Worth Guide for Private Wealth Law.
In 2021, Alexandra was shortlisted in the ‘Trusted Adviser of the Year’ category at the prestigious STEP Private Client Awards. She was also named ‘Mentor of the Year’ at the Inspirational Women in Law Awards 2021.
Alexandra is the current President of Kent Law Society and is a Director of the Kent Law Society Services Limited. Alexandra has also been an adviser for the Kent Law Clinic for over 12 years.
Our teams are regularly recognised in numerous prestigious industry awards. Recent highlights include:
- shortlisted for ‘Best Probate Law Firm – London and the South East’ at the UK Probate Research Awards 2022
- winning ‘Private Client Team of the Year’ at the British Wills and Probate Awards 2020 and highly commended for ‘Best Use of Technology’ in 2021
- winning ‘Best Probate Law Firm – London and the South East’ at the UK Probate Research Awards 2021 and shortlisted in 2021
- three members of the firm were winners at Kent Law Society’s COVID Heroes Awards 2021
- shortlisted at the Law Society Awards 2021
Find out more about our awards, accreditations and partnerships that make us stand out from the rest.
For more information on our prices please take a look at our Wills and Estate Planning Charging Structure.
How we can help
Our team will always advise you on the options available to you and to find out how else we may be able to help you can simply expand the sections below.
Our comprehensive private wealth protection service can help you to protect your assets and business interests, whatever happens in life.
Our approach is always collaborative. We can work together with your existing financial and wealth advisors to provide an integrated single solution to protect your wealth across all areas of your life.
Our large, multi-disciplinary team provides a seamless service, covering a wide range of personal and business law.
Find out more about our private wealth team and how we can help you to protect your business and personal assets today.
We can help you manage your affairs to minimise tax liabilities for you and your chosen beneficiaries.
Our tailored approach will help you to avoid unnecessary inheritance tax, capital gains tax or income tax, and highlight tax exemptions that may apply to your estate.
We have established relationships with other trusted financial advisors in the South East so that we can work together with your advisors to cover every angle to protect your assets.
Find out more about our tax planning advice and how we can help you to achieve the best possible solution for your situation.
Powers of Attorney
You may want to give someone the Power of Attorney so that they can make decisions on your behalf if you ever become unable to do so yourself.
We can help you can appoint someone you trust to make decisions on your behalf through a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA). This could be a family member, friend or we can act as a professional financial attorney for you. Our specialist team takes the time to understand your circumstances and will advise on the number and choice of attorney that is the most suitable for you.
Find out more about how we can help you create an LPA, register an LPA or register an enduring power of attorney for someone else. Alternatively, you can book a free online appointment to discuss your situation.
Elderly and vulnerable
We have a highly experienced specialist team who advise and look after the interests of elderly and vulnerable adults and children, their relatives, and carers. Our team provide support with legal and financial affairs as well as being able to act as executor, trustee, or attorney.
Our team has experience in providing advice to those caring for the elderly and vulnerable including providing advice on benefit entitlement, arranging care at home or helping clients make the sometimes difficult choice of going into residential care. We do as much or as little as each client requires and always with sensitivity and discretion.
Find out how our specialist elderly and vulnerable care team can help you today.
How to contact our Will writing solicitors
Start your Will online today using our no obligation online tool or if you need guidance about your options, speak to one of our friendly team. You can call us on 01622 690691 or fill out or online contact form.
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The Legal 500
Brachers know their subject, are very competent and, above all, very diplomatic. These attributes have been so important during the present lock down when the ‘working from home’ handicap could have spoiled progress – but it didn’t.
A firm with longevity, trust and a personal touch.
Brachers are very community-minded and are always approachable and easy to communicate with.
I would very much like to thank you personally and the rest of your team at Brachers [including Paula Savage and her team] for the way in which you have helped me through this difficult time in a very considerate, helpful and of course professional manner. It does make a big difference when dealing with such a very personal situation to have a compassionate team behind you, that you can trust implicitly.
M Eley, Client
A legal practice that’s truly on top of its game