Statutory Wills

There are many cases where a person loses mental capacity suddenly (for example, they have an accident that results in a brain injury) and they simply never get around to making or updating their Will. In these situations, it is often a good idea to apply to the Court of Protection to make a Will on their behalf to:

  • Make sure the person’s wishes are set out in writing and their money and property is passed down to their loved ones
  • Reduce the amount of Inheritance Tax that will fall due on the Estate and generally make the Estate more tax efficient
  • Amend an out-of-date Will to truly reflect what the person’s wishes would have been

We can provide advice on whether your loved one may need a Will and whether they lack the capacity to make one themselves. We can also handle the Statutory Will application process on your behalf.

For more general information, please visit our Making a Will page.


Richard Pollock

Head of Court of Protection

Sarah Cornish

Head of Private Client

Ben Sidgwick


Louise Brown


John Holdsworth

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