South Hams Wills and Probate

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South Hams Wills and Probate


16 Highfield Drive
South Hams, South Devon
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Main Contact:
Vanessa Longley
Phone Number:
01548 858806

Products or Services Provided

South Hams Wills and Probate are based in Kingsbridge and offer a professional local service for Will Writing, Probate and Inheritance Tax Planning.

Your Local Wills and Probate Service in Kingsbridge

South Hams Wills and Probate are based in Kingsbridge and offer a professional local service with a personal touch. We can help you with:

  • Probate matters
  • Will writing and Living Wills
  • Setting up Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs)
  • Inheritance Tax planning 
  • Trusts

We are a division of Longley Consulting Ltd, who are Chartered Accountants, Chartered Tax Advisers and one of only a few accountancy practices in the South West who are licensed to carry out Probate and Will work.

Why Use South Hams Wills and Probate Services?

Based in Kingsbridge, we are one of the few firms in the South West to be accredited and licensed by The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales to carry out the reserved legal activity of non-contentious Probate. Previously this service has been reserved only for solicitors or the legal departments of the major banks.

Being local Chartered Tax Advisers and Chartered Accountants, we are ideally suited to help you by dealing with all the financial matters, preparing all the necessary Inheritance Tax returns and calculations, as well as obtaining the Grant of Probate.

Lower Costs at a Costly Time

As you are probably aware, the costs associated with illness and death have risen greatly over the last few decades. The cost of the funeral can come on top of high care fees, care equipment and home adaptations, not to mention any private treatments that were undertaken. A solicitor’s fee to deal with Probate just adds to that cost.

We are a local small business and our charges are based on time taken, rather than a percentage of the estate, which is the approach often taken by a solicitor or bank. We are therefore very cost-competitive compared to these other traditional Probate specialists.

Compassion and Support

South Hams Wills and Probate will support you at a very difficult time. We will keep you informed at every step, whilst guiding you through the labyrinth of legalities, forms, tax issues and paperwork.

You can be assured that we will treat you with compassion and handle your legal and financial affairs in the strictest confidence. Our goal is to minimise the burden on you and help you get through the Probate process as quickly as possible.

Local and Personal Service Based in Kingsbridge

Please call Vanessa now on 01548 858806 for a free initial consultation and to discuss how we can help you. We can visit you in your own home or we can arrange a meeting in our Kingsbridge office. We are just out of the main town with easy parking.

Helping you secure your wishes for the future

Taking Will Instructions Remotely

Taking Will instructions usually involves face-to-face meetings with our clients, but with the current social distancing and self-isolation guidance there will most certainly be an unease of wishing to visit clients in their homes or clients visiting our office. 

South Hams Wills & Probate can now take your Will instructions by phone, with strict checks in place to ensure the legal procedure is fully documented. The draft Will is sent to you securely by email or post. Once finalised, full instructions are given on how to get it witnessed. Alternatively some clients have chosen to drive to our office, they stay in the car and we witness their signatures from outside. Strange times require strange working practices!

Call Vanessa today on 01548 858806 to discuss writing, or updating, your Will.



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