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Wills, Trusts and Probate

At Kingsley Smith Solicitors we offer a comprehensive Wills, Trusts and Probate service. Our experienced and supportive team always use practical thinking to find the right solution for you.

We know how important it is to plan for the future. It’s why we have a full range of services to help you manage your wealth, make decisions for the future, and plan so that your wishes are carried out if you die.

Find out how we can help you write your will, set up a trust, or begin the probate process by making an online query, calling us on 01634 811118 or dropping us an email at:

We can give advice on preparing for your future, whilst always remaining sensitive to your situation. We advise individuals who wish to make a will, create and register a lasting power of attorney as well as advising executors of a deceased’s estate to administer it according to their Will or if there is no will, advising regarding the rules of intestacy.

We also offer tailored and practical advice regarding tax in relation to trusts alongside an ongoing trust management service. Read more about the Wills, Trusts, Lasting Power of Attorney and Probate services we provide below:

  1. Wills
    1. Contesting a will
  2. Trusts
  3. Lasting Power of Attorney
  4. Probate


Many people in the UK do not have a valid will in place. Wills are vitally important as they accurately reflect your wishes for the distribution of your assets after you pass away. Without a will, there is no guarantee that your money and assets will go to who you want.

Making a will gives you peace of mind, but also takes away a lot of stress for your loved ones upon your death.

Use experienced and trusted lawyers to properly draft your will. Our expert team at Kingsley Smith Solicitors have years of experience and will ensure the process is stress free. Find out more about our Will Writing Service.

Contesting a Will   

There are many reasons for wishing to contest a will and we can help you assess whether you have grounds to do so.

If you feel you’ve been unfairly overlooked in a will, (another issue) or if you are the executor of a will defending it against a contentious claim, we can help. We understand the difficulties of these situations and no matter what, we’ve got your back.

To find out how we can help you to write a will or contest or defend a will, make an initial enquiry online today, drop us an email on or give us a call on 01634 811118 for fixed fee advice.


Trusts allow you to control your assets and provide you with peace of mind. They are also used strategically to best serve you and your loved ones.

There are many different types of trust, including those that help to mitigate Inheritance Tax for example. Find out more about how we can help protect your assets and create a worthwhile trust for your beneficiaries.

Lasting Power of Attorney

A Lasting Power of Attorney allows you to appoint a loved one and/or someone you trust to make decisions on your behalf if you lose your mental capacity. It allows your chosen individual to make important decisions based on your best interests in the event that you are no longer able to.

There are two types of LPA's: One that deals with financial matters and one that deals with personal welfare. Both need to be registered with the Office of the Public Guardian before they can be used. Our experienced team are sensitive to the delicate nature of setting up lasting powers of attorney and will help you through the process so that it’s stress free.

To find out how we can help you to set up a trust or create a lasting power of attorney, make an initial enquiry online today, drop us an email on or give us a call on 01634 811118 for fixed fee advice.


The passing of a loved one is incredibly hard to deal with emotionally. Still, you are sometimes required to deal with the will when they die.

Probate is the process that deals with the execution of the will, making sure that any money owed is collected, any debts are settled and that the estate is divided in accordance with the terms of the will correctly between the beneficiaries.

What about intestacy?

We can provide practical guidance to help you deal with the administration of someone’s estate and always handle the process with compassion. 

When it comes to planning for your future, Kingsley Smith Solicitors have the expertise and compassion to help you every step of the way. We will answer your questions and explain your options in a way that is tailored to your needs.

Make an initial enquiry online today, drop us an email on or give us a call on 01634 811118 for fixed fee advice.


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