Making A Will In Scotland

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Making A Will In Scotland & The UK

Making a Will is one of the most important things you can do to protect your loved ones and your assets. Our Wills team is based in Glasgow, Edinburgh & Inverness but can cover the whole of Scotland & the UK.

Wills not only ensure that your money, property and possessions go to those you wish to benefit, but also allows you to appoint Guardians to look after your young children, leave legacies to charities and make funeral arrangements. Having an up-to-date Will gives your family the security of knowing they have been provided for and gives you peace of mind because you know everything is in order.

We would recommend always having an up-to-date Will but there are particular milestones when we would recommend reviewing or updating your Will such as:

  • Buying your first home
  • Moving in with someone
  • Getting married
  • Having children
  • Starting or selling your own business
  • Changing jobs
  • Separation or divorce
  • Illness in the family
  • Inheriting from a family member or a friend

Your wishes may also change, along with the value of assets you possess throughout your life, so having an up-to-date Will is essential. If you have an existing Will we can review and, where necessary, update it for you.

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Frequently asked questions about Wills

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We offer you a variety of ways to get in contact with us to suit you. If you would prefer to talk to someone straight away you can call our offices on:

Glasgow: 0141 227 9344                           Inverness & Highlands: 01463 795 035

Edinburgh: 0131 247 2500                         Shetland01595 695 583 

Elgin: 01343 542623

Otherwise use our form below to find out more information, make an appointment or request a callback. We will then find the right person to deal with your enquiry and get back to you as soon as possible. 

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Making a Will – the process

The process of making or updating a Will is simple:

  • We recommend having a conversation with a member of our team - that way we can ensure that we create a Will that meets your individual needs.
  • Once you are happy that the draft reflects your wishes, we can arrange the signing.  You need to sign the Will in front a witness (which we can provide) and then we can look after the original Will for safekeeping, free of charge.
  • Making a Will is usually inexpensive, can take as little as an hour of your time, and avoid a lot of unnecessary distress and expense at a later time.

If you don't make a Will you risk leaving your possessions to the mercy of outdated rules and court processes which take no account of your wishes. 

The lack of a Will, or a poorly drafted Will, could have significant implications for inheritance tax problems, which could be easily avoided.

Our Wills & Estate planning team

Our offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness, Lerwick and Thurso ensure that our experienced and approachable team is on hand to discuss your wishes in a sensitive and efficient manner.

When writing a Will we can advise on the protection of your assets from inheritance tax.  If you run your own business, have assets abroad, or have remarried we can ensure that your assets are protected from external threats for future generations.

Our team can also help you with other aspects of estate planning, family law, trusts, powers of attorney and more.

Our costs are reasonable and we offer practical advice ensuring that you take the best course of action for your circumstances. If you would like to find out more about how we could help you plan for the future, please get in touch with a member of our team and we will be delighted to assist.   

As well as the lawyers listed below we have a team of paralegal and support staff who will also help with your request.

We have teams across Scotland, to speak to a local private client solicitor please call the local number or click on the names below to find out more about their experience. We'll make sure you speak to the correct person depending on your request.

Glasgow0141 227 9344
Edinburgh0131 247 2512
Inverness01463 795019

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