Making A Will

When it comes to making a will, our solicitors take care to explore all your circumstances, both personal and financial, to provide the best solution.

Why use a solicitor to make a will?

The will itself is the product of meetings, careful thought, advice and drafting. Whilst it can be tempting to opt for a cheap alternative or do it yourself, this can be dangerous. Anyone can say online that they are a will writing professional, however, they very rarely will have the same legal expertise as a solicitor.

A will is a legal document – one mistake can render the document null and void. Using an experienced will writing solicitor will help ensure that all your estate and assets are covered, and that your will is written and signed correctly.

Our team of  private client solicitors are highly experienced in drafting even the most complex wills, and were shortlisted for The Law Society Excellence Awards in 2018.

If you are thinking of writing a will, don’t hesitate to contact Trethowans today on 0800 2800 421Our team of will writing solicitors are happy to help.

Trethowans shortlisted private client excellence award

Our will writing services

Our wills service covers a range of areas, including:

  • Wills for single individuals and for married couples or civil partners
  • Wills for second and subsequent marriages and civil partnerships
  • Wills to cater for disabled beneficiaries
  • Inheritance tax planning within the framework of a will
  • Foreign property issues
  • Wills containing trusts
  • Urgent wills to be made when the end of life is near
  • Wills for members of the Armed Forces
  • Statutory wills for people who are not able to make a will themselves

Why choose our will writing solicitors?

Our clients often comment on how our will making solicitors make the process far less daunting than they expected. We frequently receive referrals from financial advisers, confident in the service we provide, for their wealthy clients who need expert legal advice and drafting.

We are the chosen firm for many age-related and disability-related charities due to our specialist experience in the area of wills catering for people with special needs.

Members of our will writing team are ready to attend urgently at the hospitals and hospices close to our offices in Poole, Bournemouth, Southampton, Winchester and Salisbury, in order to help those nearing the end of their lives, and we are on hand to guide the family through this traumatic period.

“Thank you for your kindness and help recently and for the visits and work involved in the making of my will and power of attorney. I appreciated it very much.”

Thank you letter from client sent to Paula Arnold, received 2018

Trethowans is a member of the Certainty National Register of Wills and our services includes complimentary registration on this growing database for all clients making wills with us. Wills are safely stored in our strong rooms and we carefully archive our will-making clients’ personal testamentary documents, so that we can draw on the important information whenever the client wishes to update their will.

We pride ourselves on the bespoke service we provide. We will listen to our clients’ wishes and before producing the draft will we ensure that all relevant circumstances are advised upon. We consider these face to face meetings, wherever possible, to be crucial and our clients receive as much personal attention as necessary right up to the signing of the final document. Contact our will writing solicitors today to get started, on 0800 2800 421.

Meet the team

James Hammersley


Mihiri Gajraj


Richard Dollimore


Adam Scott


Gary Pick


Claire Radigois

Senior Associate

Holly Algar


Arcadius Gregory


Jenny Shucksmith

Chartered Legal Executive

Paula Arnold

Trusts and Tax Practitioner