Wills & Probate

A dedicated team of Wills & Probate Solicitors on hand to help you ensure your assets go to the right people upon your passing.

Wills & Probate Solicitors helping you future proof your assets

At Youngs Law, we have a team of expert Wills solicitors on hand to advise you on writing a Will, setting up a lasting power of attorney, applying for a Grant of Probate and creating or administering trusts. 

We know that protecting your families future and your assets is incredibly important and like you, we want your belongings to go exactly where you want. Our Wills Solicitors will ensure that your personal and business assets, whether in the UK or overseas are protected. 

If you have any questions about wills or probate, please get in touch with out team of Wills solicitors via the contact form or give us a call. They are more than happy to answer your queries and assist you with your matter should you choose.

Experienced, Professional Wills Solicitors

Making a will is an important part of planning for your future and the future of your loved ones. At Youngs, we have an experienced team of solicitors who specialise in dealing with wills and probate. They can provide you with the best in class legal guidance and support so you can protect your assets.

Where you’re dealing with the loss of a loved one, we understand that the legal process surrounding probate can be complex and overwhelming. Our team of solicitors has the knowledge and expertise to guide you through the process, making it as straightforward and stress-free as possible.

Our services include:

  • Will writing services
  • Probate services
  • Estate administration
  • Inheritance tax planning
  • Estate disputes
  • Power of attorney

We know that every client is different and is facing different circumstances. Which is why we believe in providing a personal, tailored service to meet the individual needs of that specific person. Our solicitors will take the time to get to know you and your families situation so that we can ensure that we get the outcome that isn’t just the one you want, but also the best for your assets or family.  

At Youngs, we are committed to providing our clients with the highest standard of legal advice and support. If you’d like to speak to our team of wills and probate solicitors, contact us today on 033 33 582 591 and take the first step in securing your future.

Clare Dawson

Wills | Stoke-on-trent

Nadine Forrester

Probate | Stoke-on-Trent

Probate Services:

We offer services in respect of Probate. Our team of solicitors here at Youngs offer straightforward professional advice at every stage of estate administration. We can advise on Probate and Challenging a Will.  We can deal with the whole of the administration or can simply obtain the Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration.

Lasting Powers of Attorney:

Being prepared for the future a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) allows you to appoint people who you trust to step in and make decisions for you if you lose capacity to make decisions for yourself. These can be Financial Decisions or decisions in respect of Health and Care.  We can advise you on the benefits of making either or both types of LPA and can guide you through the process of the Application and Registration.

Court of Protection

We can help with any application to the Court of Protection. You may want advice or assistance in applying to be appointed as a Deputy, or you may already be either acting as an Attorney or Deputy and need to make an application to the Court of Protection. We can provide advice on the application process itself and support the Deputy in their role once appointed.

Download our FREE wills & probate guide!

We’ve put together this introduction to wills & probate so you can get up to speed with the basics and answer any questions you might have.


Included in the guide is: 

  • What a Will is
  • What probate is
  • What to do if there is/isn’t a Will
  • Estate administration
  • Information about taxes
  • How Youngs can help

Will & Probate FAQs

Do I need a will?

The short answer for this is no, you are not required to have a will. However it is very common for people to write wills to protect their assets and estate. If you die without having a will, there are certain rules which dictate where your money, property and possessions should be allocated. Writing a will allows you to choose to who or where your assets go. 

What does probate mean?

Probate is the process of proving that a will is valid (if there is one). Then confirming who the authorised person is so that they can administer the estate or assets of the person that has died. 

If I have a joint property or account, can I leave my half in my will?

Generally, joint assets go automatically to the surviving joint owner when one person passes. If this is not what you wish, you can make arrangements and we are happy to talk through your options and change this to something you would like. 

What is an executor?

The executer or executer of a will, is the person that is named in the will to carry out the wishes left in the will and arrange for the assets to go to the correct people or organisations. They may also deal with your funeral and any admin following your passing.

Can I put my funeral wishes in my will?

You can put funeral wishes in your will, however these will not be legally binding. The executioner(s) that you name in your will are legally responsible for body and are considered the decision makers for any funeral arrangements. 

Can my solicitor be my executor?

Yes, many people choose to have a solicitor or bank as their executioner. The benefit of this is they are generally more experienced to deal with money and tax issues. If you would like support with yours, we would be happy to help. 

What is a grant of probate?

A grant of probate is a particular grant obtained through a court that allows you to carry out your role as executioner of a will. You can apply for the grant yourself or you can use a solicitor to apply for one with you, if you need support in requesting yours, please get in touch. 

Dual nationality - where to write you will

If you have dual a nationality or assets in multiple countries, it is common to have two wills to split the assets by the country they’re in. You can write theses wills in one country or split them but it is best practice to have a will for each country your assets reside in. 

For further information and confidential advice from our team of specialist wills & probate solicitors, please contact a member of our team or call us

033 33 582 591

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