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Statutory Wills

Making a will is important for all of us, to make sure our wishes are carried out when we die. Normally when you agree a will you must have a clear understanding of what you are doing and what it says.

What is a statutory will?

If a will has not been written for someone whose mental capacity is reduced or impaired, a statutory will can be made on their behalf. A statutory will is approved by the Court of Protection which makes sure the terms of the will are made in the best interests of the person who lacks mental capacity.

Who can make a statutory will?

If you are acting as a Deputy on behalf of someone who lacks capacity, a statutory will is one of the things you may be asked to arrange.

Or if you are expecting to receive an inheritance from someone who cannot make their own will, you may be able to apply to the Court of Protection to write a statutory will for them. To do this, medical evidence will be necessary to show that person lacks capacity.

How to make a statutory will

Making a statutory will involves completing a number of application forms and a supporting statement. Our caring and sensitive experts can guide and support you through each step of the process. We will strive to help you through what is a difficult time and give you careful, considered advice when you need it most.

Our Statutory Will Solicitors are backed by nearly four decades of experience. Our legal practice and team of court of protection solicitors have a strong track record of achieving favourable client outcomes. For expert legal advice use our contact form or call us on 0808 250 6017 today.