Wills and Probate

Making a Will

Choosing to make a Will is an important decision which can bring peace of mind to you, as well as reducing the level of hardship placed on your loved ones after your death. Leaving a valid Will can smooth the way for those who are left behind and need to deal with the administration of your Estate.

Without clear and valid instructions in a Will, you run a significant risk of your estate being distributed in a way that you do not wish. Considering the terms of your Will is hugely important and at Gales we aim to offer practical advice to make the Will-making process as straight forward as possible.

Dealing with the Estate of a loved one

After suffering a bereavement, it can be a daunting task for Executors to start dealing with an Estate. This process might involve contacting financial institutions and dealing with the Court and Government agencies. Taking legal advice will help the Executors make informed decisions to ensure the Estate is properly dealt with. Gales have over 60 years’ experience in dealing with the administration of estates in a sensitive but professional manner, with the aim of providing a service that is tailored to the needs of the individuals involved.

We can advise you on:
  • Preparation of Wills
  • Obtaining Grants of Probate/ Letters of Administration
  • Administration of Estates
  • Deeds of Variation
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Applications to the Court of Protection for appointment of a Deputy
We provide:
  • Email and telephone contact
  • Home Visits
  • Free initial consultation

If you would like to talk to someone about making a will, or be advised on the legal proceedings, then get in touch with a member of our probate team. Their knowledge and experience can ensure a simplistic and worry free process.

Kathryn Cole

Wills and Probate

I am a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives. I am also the 2015 Ilex Graduate of the Year. I joined Gales in June 2013.

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Susan Kilpatrick

Wills and Probate

I am a paralegal. I previously practised and worked in private client departments before leaving the profession to have a family. I returned to law recently and joined Gales in July 2016 to assist in the wills and probate team.

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Julie Thompson

Probate Paralegal

I joined Gales as a Legal Secretary in 1988,  progressed to Legal Assistant and joined the Probate team in 2015.

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