Wills, Probate and Trusts Solicitors

We offer a range of services and expert advice for Wills, Probate, Trusts, and Lasting Power of Attorney. If you need assistance with Will writing, or help administering an estate, our team is available to help.

Do you know where your Will is?

Making a Will and sharing its whereabouts with those important to you can take away unnecessary worry when the time comes. The last thing on anyone’s mind should be finding a Will after the loss of a loved one, so make sure you know exactly where your Will is stored and ensure it is up to date.

People move house, firms change address and if you don’t know where your Will is then how would your family find it?

We can help you to try and find your existing Will, offer a free Will review and store it free of charge. 

If you don’t have a Will then now is the time.

Call Rebecca Harbron Gray and her team on 0800 915 2328

We offer home visits across the North East

Covid precautions and guidelines followed

I had an urgent problem. Rebecca Harbron Gray dealt with it within hours, much to my relief. It is so reassuring to know that someone is so willing to help, and so speedily, when requested. Excellent, professional, proactive service, greatly appreciated.

Mike Turner, Trustpilot Review

I recently needed to update my will and have to say i was not looking forward to this but Nicola was so helpful and understanding and helped me through each step.

I have to say it was also a very swift service and would definitely recommend Winn Solicitors.

Emma Lythe, Trustpilot Review

Rebecca from Wills and Probate was the ultimate professional: polite, considerate and efficient when dealing with sensitive family issues.

Josie K, Trustpilot Review

Rebecca Harbron Gray

Head of Wills, Probate & Trusts

Where is Your Will stored? Is it still where you left it? Have you got a Will in place? When was the last time you reviewed it?

When a loved one passes away, the last thing anyone should have doubts over is whether documents exist and where they are to be found. The financial affairs of the loved one lost should be secondary to the natural process of grieving and finding comfort in those close to you.

In these moments of grief, reassurance that the financial and legal elements of an estate are already in place, and the wishes of the deceased are being carried out exactly, means more than you could imagine. A Will provides this.

Arranging a Will long in advance solves many problems associated with finance, distribution of estates and consolidation of all assets of the person who has passed away. But once this is achieved, do you know where your Will goes? What happens to it next? Where can it be found?

When a Will is completed by a legal firm, the original will often be stored in that firm’s filing system, with another identical version given to the client.

Ideally, the client will store this with other financial documentation so, in the event of death, all the relevant documents relating to closing accounts and knowledge of direct debits are stored together.

Studies have found 54% of Brits don’t have a Will in place, and 5.4 million people have no idea how to make one. Let us help you not be one of those statistics.

But remember, the Will may not be where you left it. Have you moved house? Did you advise the lawyer you had moved? Have the lawyers moved location and do you know where the Will is now stored? What happens if a law firm amalgamates with another company or a legal firm closes?

These are all important questions, and ones you may not have even considered asking, until now.

As solicitors with considerable knowledge of the local area, if you have any questions or need any help to be reunited with your documents, please let us know as we can help locate and transfer documents.

Winns has a dedicated Wills, Probate and Trust team headed up by Rebecca Harbron Gray, who has decades of experience within the sector.

The process is simple, straightforward and stress-free. If you have any questions, rely on our knowledgeable team who will respond swiftly to any queries.

Making a Will with Winns couldn’t be easier. Contact us today for a no obligation chat with our team. Together, we’ll provide peace of mind for when the time comes.

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