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Wills, Trusts & Probate Solicitors
Making a Will is the one occasion when you give away everything you own in one document. Draw on our expertise to make sure you get it right.
Ensuring your wishes are carried out
It may not be a thought to relish but, on your death, something has to happen to everything that you own and somebody has to make sure that it all passes to the right people. There are ‘intestacy’ rules which dictate what happens to the estate of a person who dies without making a Will – but these might not necessarily reflect what you would choose to happen.
Advice tailored to your situation
You may have assets which need to be dealt with in a particular way; you may have family circumstances which require careful treatment; there may be tax issues which should be considered. If you have young children, you should think about appointing someone to look after them. There may even be matters which you don’t realise need consideration – particularly if you own property, have more complex financial circumstances or are divorcing or remarrying.
Expertise recognised by The Legal 500
The Legal 500 evaluates the quality of service and technical expertise of the UK's leading law firms. Client feedback highlighted in recent reports includes:
The Legal 500 (2024 edition):
‘Philip Nelson is extremely approachable, and his explanations and advice always exceptionally clear. Not only was he able to advise on the administration of a large estate, he is also well versed to advise on the administration of the ongoing Trust under the Will. My contact with the firm was solely with Philip and I would highly recommend him.’
‘Our experience is of a very professional and personable practice. Everybody that we dealt with – from reception onwards – was friendly, welcoming and professional in their approach.’
‘They were always efficient, timely and helpful. They agreed timelines, costs etc. and kept to them. They usually delivered before agreed finishing times!’
The Legal 500 (2023 edition):
‘They are very personable and treat you with respect. I have not dealt with other firms as I have always been happy with the service received from Harrowells.’
‘I have always found Harrowells to be approachable and friendly to deal with. All members of the team that I have come into contact with are professional and respectful. Harrowells were able to maintain a good level of service throughout the pandemic and were able to give me the advice and the support that I needed.’
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Will, inheritance & trust disputes can arise where Wills are ambiguously drafted, fail to take into account changed circumstances or are not correctly witnessed and signed. Our trained and fully regulated advisers have the expertise to ensure your wishes are reflected in a properly prepared document.
Our wills & probate solicitors can arrange meetings at any of our local offices in York and across Yorkshire, so simply contact your nearest Harrowells office in York, St Saviourgate, Clifton Moor, Easingwold, Haxby, Pocklington, Malton, and Thirsk.