Probate, Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney
Lawson-West's experienced will writing specialists and probate solicitors in Leicester, Market Harborough and Wigston can help you plan for a secure future with tailor-made Wills, codicils, Life Interest Wills, tax and retirement planning. Lawson-West Solicitors can also help with powers of attorney, making applications to the Court of Protection and being a Deputy.
If you are looking for legal assistance with probate, making a Will or setting-up an LPA, at Lawson-West we are driven by our commitment to help others. We are here. For you.
During COVID-19 you can be assured that we are ‘Open for Business’ at Lawson-West and here to help you with Probate, Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs).
At this time we would like to encourage you to contact us by telephone or email.
We’re here to help.
If we are the keepers of your Will or deed documents (whether Lawson-West or previously Brown & Co) you can rest-assured they remain safe.
You are not alone to focus on your personal circumstances and life planning issues at this time. Several people and family members are now thinking about making a new Will, updating their old Will and putting your house in order in terms of wealth planning, inheritance tax mitigation, protecting your wealth for the longer-term, planning for illness and incapacity.
Do you have a relative with existing health conditions or a loved-one in a nursing home or NHS ward at this time?
Are you facing a Probate or Court of Protection application on your own?
Are you an appointed Executor in need of assistance?
Do you want to update your Will?
With a heritage of practising law for over forty years, our skilled and highly-qualified solicitors and will makers are experts in Probate, Court of Protection, Wills, LPAs and Trusts.
"When you choose Lawson-West Solicitors, you are in safe hands."
Vicky Jones is a Director at Lawson-West and head of the Probate and Wills team (one of the largest teams in the firm) with offices in Leicester, Wigston and Market Harborough. Vicky is a solicitor and a STEP Affiliate Member.
“We’re talented and intelligent lawyers, but what sets us apart is our team attitude. We became solicitors and legal executives because we want to help people. My aim for the team is to provide a friendly and professional service to all clients. A large part of my role involves supporting our team to support clients during very difficult times in their lives. It’s so important for our team to guide clients through the legal process compassionately.”
This is an important and fundamental service which is provided on the death of a loved-one. ‘Probate’ is the phrase used by solicitors to mean the distribution of someone’s assets (known as their ‘estate’) after they have died and the process of obtaining the Grant of Probate, which is required before you can sell the assets and distribute elements of the estate to the chosen beneficiaries, can be a lengthly and complicated one. Read more...
Leaving a Will means you can be sure that everything will be dealt with in the way you wish following your death. Making a Will gives you enormous peace of mind. If you don't make a Will, the Intestacy Rules will govern how your estate is divided-up. They determine which of your relatives receives how much which can lead to some nasty surprises. Read more...
Why Use Lawson-West?
We have specialist advisers who can explain the legal jargon in understandable terms and support your needs and those affecting your business.
Get in touch today. We want to help.
Phoebe Tranter, Probate & Wills Solicitor, Lawson-West Leicester
Call 0116 212 1000 for our Leicester Office, 01858 445 480 for our Market Harborough Office or 0116 212 1080 for our Wigston Office. Whichever office you call, someone will be available to assist you.
What our clients say
Natalie Aldrich, Senior Private Client Solicitor
Lawson West Solicitors, Leicester
"We recently had our new Wills created by Natalie in the Leicester office. Well, she's a total shining star and a really talented solicitor, knowledgeable about tax implications and trust options, I knew we were in safe hands. Ours is not a very complex estate but she explained the different avenues very well indeed and made it straightforward. Thank you Natalie."
Phoebe Tranter, Solicitor
Probate & Wills Team, Leicester
"Friendly. My Solicitor Phoebe made sure I understood and would repeat if I did not understand. Thank you for making the Will and Power of Attorney so easy for me to follow."
Phoebe Tranter, Solicitor
Probate & Wills Team, Leicester
"Phoebe was very helpful and professional and patient."
Phoebe Tranter, Associate Solicitor
Probate & Wills, Lawson-West Solicitors, Leicester
“We’re very pleased with the work that Phoebe Tranter has undertaken in connection with the estate of our late aunt. Not long after we engaged Phoebe, we read a piece in The Guardian about probate issues during the pandemic in which she was quoted. This helped to convince us that we had the right person for the job.
Phoebe has really gone the extra mile with us. From the first point of contact, Phoebe has been supportive, approachable, patient and professional. She has offered advice and been prompt in replying to our many questions, providing reassurance about matters connected to the administration of the estate and the process. There has been an understanding human being with whom we could interact about many things on which we needed guidance."
Client C.T, Leicestershire
Handled professionally, excellent explanations. Victoria is a credit to your practice.
Victoria Jones was very helpful, all done very professionally.
Everything very clearly explained, completely satisfied.
The solicitor was very knowledgeable and helpful.
Christian – his attention to detail, knowledge and kindly manner were much appreciated.
Good explanation in private, overall very good.