Making a Will and planning what happens with your home, investments and personal possessions can be a difficult thing to think about. Talk to us and we will help you put in place well-thought out wills and probate plans for you and your loved ones. Our friendly, experienced team can also support you if disputes arise.

We will also be there for you if you need advice about probate (the management of someone’s affairs after their death).

  • Preparation of Wills
  • Estate planning
  • Probate and estate administration
  • Trust advice
  • Probate and trust disputes
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney and living Wills
  • Inheritance tax/capital gains tax planning/care home fee planning

Worried about care home fees? You can protect your home

Are you in a couple worried that one of you may need long term care in the future? You may have already talked about what might happen to your home if one of you dies and how your children can be looked after.

Free legal advice on how to protect your assets

  1. Protecting Your Assets through a Property Protection Trust Will
  2. Protecting Your Assets through a Flexible Life Interest Will

Or contact us to talk about your concerns or planning for your future. We offer a range of other services including Court of Protection and Deputyship, financial planning and dispute resolution.


RightWill, making a will, updating a willHillyer McKeown is one of the first firms in the UK to partner with RightWill, a nationwide network of law firms which work together and share resources for the benefit of private clients. As part of the partnership we stay in regular contact with clients, provide updates to make sure they are up to date with any changes which night affect them.

To find out more, visit the RightWill website.


STEP, Society of Trust and Estate PractitionersSociety of Trusts and Estates Practitioners (STEP)

As members practising in England and Wales we abide by the STEP Code for Will Preparation. Will writing is not a regulated activity in England and Wales, so in 2014 STEP introduced a Will Writing Code – a set of ethical principles that demonstrate openly the standard of transparency, service and competency clients can expect from a STEP member when preparing their will. A copy of this code is available on request.

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What clients think about our service

“Our request was made at short notice and Ruth and her team worked with us to deliver updated Wills in a week. This was achieved through good knowledge, flexibility and creativity.” Mr & Mrs L

“We would like to thank our solicitor for her kindness and sensitivity during the process of reviewing our Wills. She made a difficult moment in our lives a lot easier.” Mr and Mrs J, Wills Client

“Our solicitor has a calm and pleasant manner, which I found reassuring. Her advice was sound and this is just what I wanted. I feel very satisfied with the outcome.” Private Client

“Thank you once again for your professional and efficient service.” Mrs M, Wills Client