Wills Solicitors in Cardiff

Dealing with Wills and inheritance matters can be complicated and highly sensitive, so it pays to have expert legal advice from a team who will take the time to understand your needs and give you the close personal attention you require.

JCP Solicitors’ Lifetime Planning team in Cardiff offer decades of experience, specialist training and a client-focused approach. We can provide all of the support you need to get a Will in place and deal with any other inheritance and lifetime planning issues you are facing.

Our clients include members of the farming community, well-known artists, entrepreneurs and high net worth individuals, as well as many families throughout South Wales. We have particular expertise in Inheritance Tax planning and support for vulnerable people, so can ensure all of your concerns can be dealt with effectively.

We recognise that many people can find the idea of planning for the future of their estate and loved ones daunting but by offering clear, sensitive and friendly support, we aim to make it as simple and stress-free as we can to get the right Will in place for you and your loved ones.

For clear, practical advice on making a Will or dealing with any other aspect of Wills, please contact our Cardiff office or use our simple contact form to ask a question or request a call back.

 

  • Arwel Davies
      • 01348 871013
      • View profile
  • Mike Downey
      • Mike Downey
      • Director & Head of Lifetime Planning - South East Wales
      • 029 2085 5277
      • View profile
  • Ian Fudge
      • 01348 871 133
      • View profile
  • Chris Shaw
      • 01446 776121
      • View profile
  • Rebecca Danks
      • 01446 776084
      • View profile
  • Beverley Bowen
      • 01792 525458
      • View profile
  • Sophie Anthony
      • 01348 871011
      • View profile
  • Sean Boucher
      • 01267 248 986
      • View profile
  • Joanna Fenoulhet
      • 01446 776081
      • View profile
  • Hannah Rees
      • 02920 391911
      • View profile
  • Alice Rowlands
      • 01792 525462
      • View profile
  • Allison Kent
      • 01792 525 434
      • View profile
  • Donna Mahoney
      • 01446 776122
      • View profile
  • Sarah Evans
      • 01348 871019
      • View profile
  • Bethan Harris
      • 01267 248892
      • View profile
  • Cherrie Powell
      • 02920 855285
      • View profile
  • Claire Timpson
      • 01792 525 423
      • View profile
  • Tanya Tremelling
      • 01792 525411
      • View profile
  • Denise Cook
      • 01446 776130
      • View profile
  • Shirley Fahey
      • 01446 776126
      • View profile
  • Jean Gurner
      • 02920 855278
      • View profile
  • Carole Jenkins
      • 01792 529613
      • View profile
  • Shirley Kennea
      • 01437 771 163
      • View profile
  • Pat Sherwood
      • 01348 871016
      • View profile
  • Tracey Wadey
      • 01446 776 133
      • View profile

Will writing & related services in Cardiff

Making a Will

Whether you have never made a Will before or need to create a new Will, our friendly, expert team can ensure every detail is considered and accounted for, so you can have complete peace of mind. This includes Inheritance Tax planning and setting up trusts to provide for children and other dependants.

Updating your Will

Should you need to update your existing Will, we can advise on whether this can be achieved with an additional legal document known as a codicil or whether an entirely new Will is required. We can then prepare all of the necessary paperwork and ensure it is properly witnessed.

Statutory Wills

Where a loved one has lost the mental capacity to manage their own affairs, they will be unable to make a valid Will. Should a Will be required, we can assist you with applying to the Court of Protection for a Statutory Will to set out what should happen to their estate.

To see how we can help with making a Statutory Will, take a look at our Court of Protection expertise.

Estate and succession planning for farms & agricultural businesses

Our team has very strong links with the agricultural community and regularly advises farming families and other agricultural business owners on estate and succession planning. This includes guidance on the use of Agricultural Property Relief (APR) and Business Property Relief (BPR) to reduce Inheritance Tax liability.

Will disputes

Disputes over Wills can quickly become very complicated and contentious with the potential for serious damage to family relationships. Our inheritance disputes experts can advise you on your options for challenging a Will or defending challenge to a Will, helping you to achieve a positive outcome as quickly and cost-effectively as possible.

To see how we can help with Will disputes, please take a look at our expertise with Challenging Wills and Trusts.

The cost of making a Will

Fixed fee Wills

We are able to offer a fixed fee Will writing service for straightforward Wills, depending on your requirements.

Hourly rates

For more complex Wills and other aspects of lifetime planning, we will typically charge according to an agreed hourly rate, however a clear quotation will always be given at the outset and we will always let you know if further work will be required that could exceed this.

To find out more about the cost of making a Will, please get in touch.

Why use our Will solicitors in Cardiff?

For decades, our Lifetime Planning team has been advising and supporting clients across South Wales. Our Wills solicitors can offer the seasoned legal expertise and close personal support you need to effectively plan for the future of your estate and loved ones.

Our expertise has been independently recognised by leading industry guides the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners with the following rankings:

The Legal 500:

  • Tier 1 for Agriculture and Estates
  • Tier 2 for Contentious Trusts and Probate
  • Tier 2 for Personal Tax, Trusts & Probate

Chambers & Partners:

  • Band 1 for Agriculture & Rural Affairs

Several of our team are members of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), which is the leading global professional body for specialists in the first of trusts, estates and lifetime planning.

Associate Solicitor Joanna Fenoulhet is an Associate Member and Richard Howells is a full Member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS) reflecting our expertise in dealing with all types of inheritance disputes.

Our team also includes trained Dementia Champions and Dementia Friends, meaning we have the knowledge and skills to effectively support people living with dementia and their loved ones.

Consultant Allison Kent is a member of the Mencap Panel, which specialises in Will making for parents and other family members providing for beneficiaries with learning disabilities.

Our team includes a number of Welsh speakers and a dedicated Welsh language co-ordinator, so are equally happy speaking to you in English or Welsh.

Get in touch with our expert Will solicitors in Cardiff

For clear, practical advice on making a Will or dealing with any other aspect of Wills, please contact our Cardiff office or use our simple contact form to ask a question or request a call back.