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Wills & Probate

At Carltons we are specialists in all aspects of estate planning, including preparing Wills and setting up Lasting Powers of Attorney.

We also have expertise in dealing with the administration of a deceased person's estate and we can remove some of the additional burden of negotiating the legal system during this difficult time. Please see our Probate frequently asked questions page.

If a family member or loved one is no longer able to deal with their financial affairs, for example due to an age related illness such as Dementia or Alzheimer's disease, we can help by dealing with the Court of Protection and ensuring that a trusted person can take over the handling of their affairs.

We also deal with contentious issues such as disputed Wills and Probate.

For more information please see our page on Making a Will frequently asked questions. We have also been awarded the Law Society's Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme (WIQS).

We can advise clients who speak English, Gujarati, Hindi and Urdu and also advise on and prepare Islamic Wills.

Making a Will

At Carltons we have the expertise in preparing a Will and guiding you through the legal procedure.

By making a Will, you can decide on the way your estate will be distributed on your death. You will be able to provide fairly for your loved ones and can also ensure that a trusted individual(s) of your choice will have the responsibility of administering your estate.

Home visits can be made on request.

Below are some of the benefits in making a Will:

  • You have control as to how your estate will be shared, if you do not make a Will, the Law will determine how your estate will be distributed
  • You can make provision for your partner if you are not married
  • You can appoint guardians for your children
  • To plan the distribution of your estate in order to minimise inheritance tax
  • To leave instructions about your funeral or cremation
  • We also provide a will storage service


At Carltons we have the expertise and experience in dealing with the administration of an estate. This includes:

  • Advising you whether Grant of Probate is requiredcontact us
  • Obtaining the Grant of Probate
  • Obtaining Letters of Administration
  • Distributing assets under the terms of the Will/the laws of intestacy
  • Transferring/ selling of a house

Please contact us for more information or to arrange a consultation.

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