Making a Will is an important process as it dictates what happens to money, property and possessions, after death. Without a will, it can be very difficult and time consuming to sort out a loved ones estate and will not necessarily be in line with their wishes. It is best to make a Will through a local solicitor.
Age Space have put together this guide of solicitors offering Will writing services in Hampshire. Many solicitors are community-minded and try to give back to the area they serve, sometimes including free initial advice consultations.
It is difficult to put an exact price on Will writing as services depend on the individual circumstances of the matter and the type of Will required. Here, we have included the starting fee where possible, but often it is best to use the contact details provided to find a more tailored quote based on your circumstances.
As Hampshire is located in the South East, the most wealthy area of the UK, the average cost of writing a Will (£170) is higher compared to the UK average (£150).
What Solicitors Charge in Hampshire for Writing a Will
Bates Solicitors have been practicing since 1913. Their core values; traditional courtesy, professional service and looking out for their clients, make Bates Solicitors a community-driven firm. The company have lawyers who specialise in Wills, trusts, probates and services for the elderly. This includes members of the Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and Solicitors for the Elderly, meaning great expertise. They have 4 offices in Hampshire:
First interview fees are dependent upon the lawyer and office. Please click on your local office above for contact details. Bates offer a free estimation of legal chargers ahead of service. Prices for Will writing, are slightly higher than the Hampshire average owing to STEP membership within the firm.
Bells Solicitors, Romsey
Bells describe themselves as a ‘thriving and forward looking’ legal practice. They aim to serve clients with a caring and understanding attitude, and discuss fees transparently from the offset.
In addition to Will writing, Bells can.offer advice on inheritance tax issues, and assist with income and capital gains tax.
Will writing is charged at an hourly rate of £100 plus VAT (however the first two hours are charged below cost). Therefore, cost is dependent upon the complexity of the Will and can result in a lower or higher than average fee.
Telephone: 01794 513328
Brutton & Co. Solicitors, Fareham
Brutton & Co is one of the longest serving legal firms in Hampshire, dating back to 1785. The firm is easily accessible in the centre of Fareham with free onsite parking and immediately adjacent bus and rail links.
Pricing at Brutton & Co. is made upon an initial telephone consultation. To speak with a Will writing solicitor, please find contact details below and ask to speak to Andrew Robinson or Claire Davies.
Telephone: 01329 236 171
Churchers Solicitors, Solent Area
Churchers Solicitors have 130 years experience serving the Hampshire community with a comprehensive range of legal services. They have offices in:
Churchers believe strongly in helping the community. They offer free 15 minute Drop-In sessions, where you can speak confidentially with an experienced lawyer. This includes specialist sessions for Wills, Probate and Powers Of Attorney. Please click on your local Churchers’ centre above for more information and contact details.
Single and straightforward Wills from £250 + VAT.
Telephone: 01329 822 333
Cornerstone Wills, North and East Hampshire
Estate planners and Will writing experts covering North and East Hampshire. Cornerstone Wills are experts in the field, the firm specialises only in End of Life law. The firm are different to other solicitors in that they offer drafts suitable to client’s circumstances, before the Will writing process. This brings peace of mind and confidence for clients in Cornerstone’s services. They also offer home visits, including in the evening.
Contact Cornerstone Wills for a quote. Prices are competitive, starting from £150 and are always fixed.
Telephone: 07775 901850 (Farnham/Aldershot office)
County Douglas Law, Basingstoke
A family run business that has grown to be a Hampshire household name for Will writing. The firm was first established in 1995, and has since grown to incorporate several other companies. This has brought great expertise to the business. County Douglas offer a unique service through home visits and Fixed Fees.
Single Wills from £169.
Telephone: 03333 66 00 67
Heritage Will Writing, Southampton
Heritage Will Writing specialise in all matters surrounding Wills and estate planning. They offer services to the whole of Hampshire from their offices based in Southampton. The service aims to ensure that money goes to your loved ones when you die. Heritage Will Writing also have experience in minimising inheritance tax liability, and protecting your estate from having to be sold to fund long-term care.
Single Wills from £125 (VAT not chargeable).
Telephone: 02380 879243
Lamb Brooks Solicitors, Basingstoke and North Hampshire
For 230 years, Lamb Brooks have provided legal services to the people of Basingstoke and North Hampshire. Specialist advisers include members of Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), guaranteeing expertise. They strongly believe in Corporate Social Responsibility, and dedicate time and money to support the community. Some of the methods through which Lamb Brooks give back to the community include:
- Making Law Accessible – free law advice clinics at events such as summer fairs and team volunteer at Citizens Advice Bureau
- Tea Dances for the Elderly – opportunity for elderly to meet new people and enjoy dancing, hosted and paid for by Lamb Brooks
- Charitable Giving – Lamb Brooks runs events throughout the year to support local charities
Single Wills from £180.
Telephone: 01256 844 888
Scott Bailey Solicitors, Lymington
Based in the New Forest, Scott Bailey aims to deliver realistic and cost effective legal advice. They cover all issues surrounding law and the elderly and work ‘sensitively and efficiently’ to minimise stress at what can be a difficult time.
Single Wills from £150.
Telephone: 01590 676933
Situated in Southampton, Stillwells Solicitors is a nine partner law firm providing legal advice to a wide range of clients including private individuals. Stillwills have a specialist Wills and estate planning team dedicated to managing assets and ensuring money goes to the right people after death.
Single Wills from £300 + VAT
Telephone: 02380 727181