Wills, Inheritance Planning and Estates

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Wills and Inheritance Planning

The consequences of dying without a valid will can lead to problems in the future. Your property and financial assets may not go to the people you want to benefit, particularly if those people are not related to you or you wish to benefit charities.

We pride ourselves on preparing wills that are individually tailored to your circumstances. We meet with you in person, and will help you think about getting your affairs in order, suggesting how your wishes can be achieved, including appointing guardians for your children in the event of your death. We will discuss your financial assets and consider inheritance tax planning and our experts can advise you on the tax implications and if appropriate suggest ways to reduce the inheritance tax that may be due on your death.

Applying for probate and administering an estate

Losing someone you love or who is close to you is a deeply traumatic experience and very often the tasks ahead of you seem daunting. There are practical issues to take care of both immediately and at later stages at times when you may be coping with grief.

Our friendly and experienced team can offer you advice and guidance to help you through the things that need to be done at these difficult times.


Trusts can be created for many different reasons, for example to provide for young children or grandchildren or other dependents who may need the protection and assistance a trust and trustees can offer in dealing with financial affairs.

If getting to our offices is difficult, we can offer visits away from the office such as in your home or in residential care homes. We also often assist in emergency situations, for example when a will needs to be prepared quickly or urgently.

Within our team we have over 25 years’ experience of helping clients with their wills and as a WIQS accredited firm we follow the Law Society’s best practice principles. We understand that your will deals with more than just your financial assets, so please contact us for personal and reliable advice. We can review or update existing wills, and recommend you do so at least every 3 to 5 years.

For further information or to book an appointment call us on 01553 692233.

Further information is available in our guidance leaflets:

Guide to Making a Will

Guide to Estate Administration

Our Wills and Inheritance Team

Julie Easter

Julie is a Solicitor and a Director at Kenneth Bush, and is responsible for leading the Wills, Inheritance Planning and Estates team and the Later Life…

Lucy Lemmon

Lucy joined Kenneth Bush in January 2018 as a legal secretary in the Private Client department. Lucy is now a trainee legal assistant within the…

Hannah Evans

After finishing her A-levels, Hannah started her CILEx Level 3 Diploma in Law and Practice. Hannah is currently studying her CILEx Level 6 Diploma in Law and Practice….

James Smith

James is a Trust & Estate Practitioner within the Wills, Inheritance Planning and Estates and Later Life and Care Planning team.

Kloë Davis

Kloë joined Kenneth Bush in April 2023 as a Private Client Executive, dealing with a variety of matters including Wills, Powers of Attorney, and Estates. Kloë has over 8 years’ experience working within Private Client…

Ruby Kirby

Ruby joined Kenneth Bush in October 2022 after completing her 4 A-Levels at King Edward VII academy and currently works as a Legal Assistant within the Private Client Team…

FAQs about Wills, Inheritance Planning and Estates

To find out answers to some of the frequently asked questions our later life and care planning team receives such as what is a lasting power of attorney and what can an attorney do for me, please click here.

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