Make sure your estate is distributed according to your wishes. Write your will and keep it up to date.
If you don’t have a will, and over 50% of us don’t, the intestacy rules will determine who gets what. So it is important that you have a valid will, review it every 5 years and after any major life changes.
To make sure your will is legally binding, it does have to be properly prepared. You can do it yourself but if your estate is complex or you would like the reassurance of knowing that your will was drawn up by experts, use a will writing service.
You might have thought only solicitors can do this, but the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) is also an approved regulator and licencing authority, and having qualified as probate practitioners, Bates Weston is licenced to write wills, administer estates and apply for probate.
Ideally placed to understand your financial circumstances, our insight smooths the process of writing your will. And ultimately, if you wish, we can apply for probate and administer your estate.
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Bates Weston Probate is a trading name of Bates Weston LLP. Bates Weston LLP is a Limited Liability Partnership. Registered in England and Wales OC361828. Registered Office: The Mills, Canal Street, Derby DE1 2RJ. A full list of members can be found at the office. Regulated for a range of investment business activities by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Bates Weston Probate is licensed by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales to carry out the reserved legal activity of non-contentious probate in England and Wales