Wills & Probate

If the unthinkable happens, make sure you and your loved ones are looked after by securing an up-to-date will and power of attorney.

Having a will ensures your nearest and dearest receive exactly what you want to leave them after you’re gone (and that the cat is well looked after).You may also like to work with your solicitor to make provisions for your estate should your health take a turn for the worse, or if you find yourself unable to look after your affairs for any reason.

If you die without making a will, your property may not go the people you want it to. Regardless of your intentions, people close to you can easily find themselves on the wrong side of the law. It is essential that you have a professional, up-to-date will in place to avoid your family facing financial and legal difficulties in the future. Drawing up a will need not be complicated or expensive. Frances Lindsay & Co solicitors can help you to create a will that secures and protects the future of the people you love, making sure your legacy is looked after and distributed precisely as you wish.

If you haven’t yet made a will, or haven’t reviewed your will for several years, now is the time! Come and have a chat with our team and put your mind at rest regarding your future.


Your passing can put enormous pressure on those closest to you, and dealing with the legalities of probate can be an unwelcome intrusion when your family are grieving.

If you choose Frances Lindsay & Co solicitors to be your executors, our sensitive, practical and experienced probate team will step in to relieve your family of the legal duties that need to be dealt with. Having professional assistance in probate issues can save time, expense and a great deal of stress.

With many years of experience handling probate on estates of varying sizes and complexity, our Buckinghamshire and Berkshire-based lawyers are able to provide advice and monitoring services throughout the entire process.

Lasting Power of Attorney

Though no one wants to consider the unthinkable, it’s important to know what would happen if you became unable to deal with your affairs, either through illness, injury or old age. Since none of us know what the future holds, it makes sense to name someone you trust to hold lasting power of attorney if the situation arises so that you can be sure your health and affairs will be looked after according to your wishes.

Lasting power of attorney is a legal document that allows a specified person to manage your property, affairs, health and welfare under terms set out by you. Your solicitor will also be there to make sure that all your wishes are adhered to and respected throughout. We like to think of it as ‘life reassurance’.

Frances Lindsay & Co can take the burden off your family and friends by acting as executors of your will and providing expert help with the following:

  • Inheritance planning
  • Probate
  • Wills
  • Contesting a will
  • Powers of attorney for health and welfare (living will)

Contact us via phone or email, or visit one of our local solicitors offices in Beaconsfield or Maidenhead. We offer will and probate legal services across Buckinghamshire and Berkshire for your estate, your family, and your possessions.

Click here for information on our probate costs and process.


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