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Wills & Probate

Do you need help to make a Will, set up a Trust or Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) or some assistance with Probate or Administration of an estate?

With help from our team of expert Wills and Probate Solicitors you can:

  • Make a Will to ensure your wealth and property are inherited by the people you choose
  • Set up trusts and provide advice and guidance regarding inheritance tax and other taxes
  • Deal with complex and high value family or private estates
  • Prepare Powers of Attorney
  • Deal with Court of Protection issues and registration

Why choose Storrar Cowdry to deal with your Will or Probate?

Our Wills and Probate Solicitors:

  • will tailor their service to suit your individual needs and wishes.
  • are experts in their field with many years of experience between them of Wills and Probate.
  • appreciate that making a Will is not the most pleasant thing to do and will act sensitively.
  • will always act for you completely confidentially.
  • will make the process of Will writing or Probate as straight forward as possible.


Find out more about the costs involved and what service is included on our Fees page.

Our Dedicated and Knowledgeable Solicitors

If you wish to discuss your situation further with an expert solicitor please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Make An Enquiry

Louise Eccleston

Solicitor and Head of Private Client

Paul Coombs

Solicitor and Partner

Gillian Knowles

Solicitor and Partner

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to visit your offices?

Whilst you would be more than welcome to visit our offices, conveniently located in Chester City Centre, it is not essential.  We can conduct a telephone meeting or visit you at home if you would prefer.

How much will your service cost me?

We have published a guide to our fees which explains this in more detail.  Most importantly though, at Storrar Cowdry, we aim to be as transparent as possible regarding our fees and after discussing your requirements in detail with you, will be able to provide an estimate of costs involved.

What happens if I don't make a Will?

If you die without making a will (dying intestate), the law decides who inherits your possessions. This may be very different to your wishes. The important people in your life may not inherit. Instead distant relatives could receive your assets.

What is Probate?

Explained very simply, when someone dies and leaves money, possessions or property (their estate) someone needs to apply to Court for permission to represent the estate.  This person will then pay all bills that are due and then share out the remainder according to the Will.


Find out what our clients think about us.

"Louise Eccleston was most helpful in regards to my queries about Inheritance Tax and putting a Life Policy in Trust."

Private Client

"We wanted to say a huge thank you to you both for sorting all this bout for us so smoothly as you did, with as little stress as possible for us, which is very much appreciated. The sale of mum and dad’s bungalow and the closure of their Estate means we can now move forward with the next chapter of our lives. We would not hesitate to recommend both of you to anyone in similar situations. Thank you so much and very best wishes."

Private Client

"“From the moment we first contacted Louise in respect of our Wills/Tenancy she provided a first class professional service. Louise was very helpful throughout and dealt very promptly and efficiently with any queries, taking significant time and trouble to help us understand the legal language. A ZOOM meeting she arranged was a great success. Simply excellent overall. We would recommend Storrar Cowdry without reservation, and would not hesitate to contact you if we needed legal work/advice in the future.”"

Private Client

"Louise Eccleston was a consummate professional. A thoroughly professional and efficient service at a distressing time for us. Thank you."

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