Protecting You and Yours: Professional Will Writers, Probate, IHT & LPAs

Is your Legal Planning built on shifting sand?



The answer is always YES, no matter how good it is, things are constantly changing:

  • Budgets come along regularly with the Chancellor changing the tax rules.
  • Judges make decisions every day which just might affect your Legal Plans.
  • New Laws change old ones.
  • Family circumstances change and money that could be of benefit goes to addicts, who could be protected.
  • Divorcing children may lose half or more of what they inherit,
  • Bankrupt beneficiaries won’t benefit without sound advice.
  • You personally might be unprotected if your Powers of Attorney are no longer suitable.
  • Are your executors, guardians, etc still appropriate – or are your minor children (or grandchildren) being left to the tender care of Social Services?
  • Our Peace of Mind Service is essential!

What We Do:  we are the local professional Will Writers for England and Wales. We don’t just look at your present, we look to your family’s (and businesses if relevant) future too with our Peace of Mind Service. The Law, Tax and Family Circumstances WILL change, so with our help, you can be prepared for the unexpected – at least, in the legal sense! Our local and national services include professional Will Writing, Inheritance Tax advice, Trusts & Estate Planning, and Probate assistance. Our physical offices are based in Eastbourne and Polegate, but that does not limit us. No matter where you are based in England or Wales, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us for any questions you may have on 01323 741200.

Whether you just need a simple Will or an elaborate tax planning Will with additional trusts, we can help at very sensible fees. Why not contact us to make a Will today? Better yet, set up more comprehensive protection by adding Lasting Powers of Attorney.]

At September 2022, it seems the Government require you to have at least 6 months notice of an accident, stroke or other illness which may affect your ability to make decisions – or pay a heavy penalty, both in terms of family loss of control and cost. The Office of the Public Guardian is apparently taking TWENTY WEEKS to process PERFECT applications to register Lasting Powers of Attorney. Many are rejected, which may mean starting from scratch. The alternatives are impersonal and very expensive, so we strongly urge anyone over 18 to contact us to sort out Powers of Attorney – just in case. Message ends.

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Sound Legal Planning in England and Wales

Here at Allied Law Ltd we still use our old trading name Allied Professional Will Writers (APWW.)

We also don’t get involved in all the other things which other generalist legal professionals do, though Marrianne Allen, our Head of Legal, is also a qualified Probate Practitioner. We have one mission, and that is to make sure that you and yours are well protected when things go wrong and to work with you through our Peace of Mind Service to help keep it that way. And things will, sooner or later, go wrong for someone in the family, so it makes sense to protect yourself and your family now. Ideally, anyone over the age of 18 should get started on their Legal Planning journey with us. Secure your and your family’s future now: too many people end up like Brittany Spears (now released) with the Courts controlling their lives. Car accidents, strokes, and other things can happen at any age, and once you are 18, even your husband or wife has few rights without legal planning. Check out our 2 Minute Guide to Legal Planning.


A Last Will or Powers of Attorney may be needed at any time, so let us help you to plan ahead and, with our Peace of Mind Service, keep your planning up to date as the Law, Tax and your situation changes over the years. Many people leave it too late to put a Will in place which means many opportunities to look after loved ones effectively are squandered. Out-of-date or lost Wills and Powers of Attorney mean stress and pressure for those left to sort things out. And lack of Powers of Attorney leaves Social Services in charge very often.

We offer a professional Will writing service to allow you to plan ahead of time and feel comfortable in knowing that you have a plan in place for your future, and that of your spouse/ partner and family: one which can be adjusted as things change, through our Peace of Mind Service.

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Professional Will Writers do far more to protect you and your family than just write Last Wills. It really is not just about when you die – important actions need to be taken to protect you and yours throughout your life. We also specialise in helping you save on inheritance tax and protecting your assets for your children and grandchildren (or favourite charity.)

All of our services here at Allied Law are tailored to you and your family’s individual needs and designed to work with you in a friendly and non-pressured way to help protect your future in the best way possible whether this is through Will writing, inheritance tax advice, trusts & estate planning.

You may well discover that you are not as well protected as you could be, and you need to contact an experienced professional team to help sort out your legal and estate planning. Even the Law Society has realised that few solicitors have the time to keep as up-to-date in this narrow area of expertise as Allied Law do, as a matter of course. Most are generalists rather than specialists. Professional Will Writers take the time to specialise and their ongoing training is tightly focused on Legal Planning, rather than managing expensive High Street offices and staff! As a point of interest, our principal has facilitated training for Society of Will Writers Members throughout Sussex for many years. Although we are based in Eastbourne, we operate nationally.

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What We Offer:

Most importantly, we offer you the opportunity of not just getting your legal planning up to speed, but keeping it that way. We deliver excellent friendly customer service when it comes to Will writing and across all our services. Remember that things change, and if your Legal Planning doesn’t change too, you are at risk. So is your family, so it pays to speak to us as professional Will Writers when:

  • You live with a partner or separate from one.
  • You have married, divorced or separated since you made a Will.
  • You start or run a business.
  • You have children, and or have responsibility for children you are not the parent of.
  • You might have an accident or illness.  And that applies to everyone.
  • If you are over 18.
  • If you inherit or have a windfall.
  • If you have assets worth more than £325,000 your Inheritance Tax situation needs review, especially if your Will was made before 6th April 2017.  Wills not updated since then may cost as much as £140,000 in needless Inheritance Tax, especially if they are the old-style IHT Saving Wills.
  • You own a home and want to ensure your family benefit from your hard work after you have gone.

Why Contact Us as Professional Will Writers?

We make it simple to understand what you need and handle the entire Will writing process for you. We are based in the Willingdon Eastbourne and Polegate and surrounding areas but operate nationally. Our unique Peace of Mind Service is custom-made to help planning not just for you but for future generations as well and to cope with changes in Tax, the Law and Family circumstances. Why not get in touch today on 01323 741200 and start planning to secure your and your family’s future today.

Or just pop as many of your details as you wish in the form below, and we will email you our 2 Minute Guide to Legal Planning.


What is a professional Will Writer?

We have over 30 years of experience, but that alone is not enough.  We’re Regulated by the Society of Will Writers, so we have to spend a specified number of hours every year on professional training, 30 I think, though we do way more than that, which essentially means seeing what has changed. Judges often change the Law, and Parliament does too, though they don’t always agree with the Judges!  The Chancellor plays with the rules on inheritance tax and trusts. That is why our unique Peace of Mind Service is so important to you and to your beneficiaries.  For my sins, I have been a Regional Chairman of the Society of Will Writers for over a decade.

But I digress, I am a member of CILEX at the moment, though the Society of Will Writers are much more specific to what we do.  I am also an affiliate member of the Society of Trust and Estate Planners but clever though they are, they seem to be mostly about the super-rich and international folk, and that just is not where we work.,

The other significant body for Will Writers is the Institute of Professional Will Writers who are very good but much smaller than the Society of Will Writers.

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