Making a Will

A Will is perhaps the most important document you will sign in your life.  It provides the peace of mind that you know that you will pass your assets to the people you wish to benefit, after your death, whether family or friends.  If you don’t have a Will, the Intestacy Rules dictate where your assets will go, which is unlikely to be what you want. 

Our private client team is highly experienced and will work with you to provide you with a tailor-made Will.  This will ensure that you achieve exactly what you want, whether that provides for straight-forward family arrangements, or a more complex structure built around trusts designed to mitigate inheritance tax.

Contesting a Will

We understand that disputes surrounding the Will of a loved one can be a difficult and often emotionally challenging. Here at Taylor Walton, our highly experienced and empathetic team are on hand to provide practical and straightforward advice, for claimants, defendants, executors and administrators, in relation to probate and administration disputes.

Working hand-in-hand with our Commercial Litigation team, our combined experience of wills, probate, trusts and administration issues (including inheritance tax and capital gains tax) means that we are able to identify any potential issues at the earliest opportunity and work proactively to mitigate these on your behalf.

Find out more

To find out how we can help you, or to hear about how we have helped other clients in similar positions, please contact our specialist team as detailed below. We look forward to hearing from you.


Events & Insights

Don't have a Will – others could live to regret it!

According to research by a leading pension provider more than half the population doesn't have a Will. More worryingly it also found that 22% of people over 65 are without a Will. As death is not an option it is worth taking the trouble to ensure your affairs are in order.

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Richard Crocker


Richard Crocker is the Head of the Private Client department and works with a team that provides a high quality service in the local area, as well as further afield. He offers specialist advice on a wide range of issues including Wills, lifetime tax-planning and probate.

After graduating from Newcastle University with a history degree, his first career was with British Telecom where he was involved in developing overseas networks and negotiating international agreements. Having decided to become a lawyer, Richard was articled in London with Beale & Company and joined the well­ known firm, Withers LLP, as a solicitor in 1990.


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