Wills, Probate & Administration of Estates

Why should I make a will?

Making a will ensures that, when you die, your property and other possessions go to the people that you choose, and in accordance with your wishes. If you die intestate, without a Will, your property and possessions will then be distributed according to the law. The law will also decide who will be responsible for administering your estate.

A will can only be considered valid if:

  • It is made in writing;
  • The person making the will (the testator) is over 18 years old, or has been married;
  • The testator has capacity to make a will;
  • The testator signs or marks the will, at the end of the document, and acknowledges it in the presence of two witnesses;
  • The testator’s two witnesses also sign the will in the presence of the testator;
  • Neither of the testator’s witnesses – or their spouses or civil partners – receive anything in the will.

If you are thinking about making your Will, please contact us to arrange an appointment.

We can advise on the following:

  • Will drafting
  • Administration of estates
  • Estate planning and management
  • Wards of court applications
  • Enduring powers of attorney (POA)
  • Succession litigation and disputes
  • Succession law
  • Commercial matters / commercial law issues
  • Property rights