Wills & Trusts

Do you want to plan for the future?

Do you want to plan
for the future?

We all want to plan for the future. Whether you wan to make a will, help an elderly relative or manage a deceased family member's estate, we can help. 

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Making a will is one of the simplest steps you can take to ensure your family is provided for. Whether you want to make a will yourself, help an elderly relative or manage a deceased family member's estate, our team of experts are on hand to help. We understand how difficult it can be to make these arrangements, and our friendly, professional solicitors will explain each stage of the process without any jargon.

At Cooke Painter we offer advice based on your individual needs and make sure that you are aware of any opportunities to maximise your benefits. Our team is highly experienced in creating; wills, living wills and lasting powers of attorney and in dealing with the administration of people’s estates after they have died, retrospectively changing their wills and creating trusts.

Our firm has over 150 years of dealing with families such as yours. It’s because of this experience that we recognise the importance of planning for your future and the sensitivities around the process of making a will. As well as your home and savings, there may be other elements to consider. These include pensions, insurance policies and assets abroad. Starting the process as early as possible will ensure that your estate passes to those who you wish to benefit. But don’t worry if things change, such as having children, going through a divorce or moving home. It’s important to review your will regularly and our team is on hand to talk through your options when you need us




We are proud to have achieved the high standards of practice and integrity required to become accredited with the Law Society’s Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme. You will find the Scheme’s logo at the bottom of this web page. The Scheme’s logo is your guarantee that our practice will provide high quality will drafting, probate and estate administration services.

Our Wills & Trusts Services.

Our wills and trusts team can assist with a full range of property services including:

Will Writing

Living Wills/
Advance Directives



Lasting Powers of Attorney


 How much does it cost?

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How much does it cost?

The cost of making a will is slight in comparison to the benefits and savings you and your family can make and in most cases we can offer a fixed fee.

Our team understand the complex and sensitive nature of making a will and we are happy to guide you through the process and explain all costs involved. We will do our best to ensure that you understand from the start all the steps and fees involved so that there are no sudden surprises!

Free will questionnaire.

Free will questionnaire.

If you are thinking of making a will with Cooke Painter, download our free will questionnaire form here.  The questionnaire will help you identify, document and list items relevant to your will.

free will questionnaire

Lasting powers of attorney.

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Lasting powers of attorney.

Many of our clients are concerned that they may lose the ability to deal with their own affairs. This can be as a result of either mental or physical incapacity. Lasting Powers of Attorney are designed to enable people to authorise trusted third parties.

These are usually family members or friends who can deal with their affairs for them. We provide a comprehensive service enabling clients to select trusted friends or family members to deal with affairs on their behalf. We guide them through the intricate procedures which need to be followed to make a successful Power of Attorney.



When someone has passed away, often the last thing that people want to do is worry about how their estate is to be administered. We can help with this. We can organise the issue of a Grant of Probate (or Grant of Letters of Administration if there is no Will). This is usually for a fixed fee. In addition, we can deal with the administration of the whole estate. Making sure that all the assets are cashed in, any creditors dealt with and all of the Beneficiaries properly paid. Please get in touch so that we can discuss this with you in more detail.


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