Wills and inheritance tax planning

One of the firm’s largest departments deals with all aspects of trying to ensure, so far as is possible, that your assets are dealt with, in accordance with your wishes in the event of your death.

Sarah Allen, a solicitor with many years’ experience, heads our probate department.

Wills and inheritance tax planning

Most wills are straight forward but making an appointment for advice on preparing your will may highlight areas where we feel that specialist advice is required and you can rest assured that we are able to provide that advice.

Failure to take good timely advice may lead to the Inland Revenue taking a larger slice of your estate than you would have wanted.

For advice on will disputes, see our dispute resolution page.

WIQS Client Charter

The Law Society’s Wills and Inheritance Quality scheme (WIQS) provides a quality standard for wills, probate and estate administration practices, by requesting that firms adhere to the scheme Protocol.

The Client Charter on this page is designed to set client expectations on what they can expect from a WIQS accredited firm.

The Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme

Tallents Solicitors in Newark, Southwell and Mansfield are proud to have achieved the high standards of practice and integrity required to become accredited with the Law Society’s Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme.

The Scheme’s logo is your guarantee that our practice will provide high quality will drafting, probate and estate administration services.

What we will do for you

We will carry out our work for you in accordance with the good practice standards of the Law Society’s Wills and Inheritance Protocol.

This means that we will:

  • treat you with dignity and respect
  • be polite and considerate
  • use clear language and keep legal jargon to a minimum
  • explain what the costs are likely to be and how we charge
  • advise you on the issues and the options for dealing with them
  • explain what you can expect from us
  • carry out our work in a timely manner
  • respond promptly to your enquiries, and
  • keep you informed of our progress.

See more here.

Meet our Wills, Trusts & Probate team

Gemma Hardwick, Chartered Legal Executive at Tallents Solicitors

Gemma Brownlow

Chartered Legal Executive

Jane Schofield

Probate Executive
Jackie Watts is a Notary Public and also a complex property law specialist at Tallents Solicitors in Southwell

Jackie Watts

Solicitor & Notary Public
  • We would both like to take this opportunity to thank you for your kind help and assistance regarding the earlier will and subsequent probate matters relating to our late relative. You have been a great support to us both during this difficult and tedious time. Thank you once more.

    Neil & Joy Airey

    Mansfield, June 2021

  • Many thanks for your helpful explanations and service. I would not hesitate to recommend you to others.

    John Underwood

    May 2021

  • I had a really fantastic experience with you making my will. I was a little nervous about making it but you were really helpful, reassuring and made the whole experience a pleasure.

    Jan Allen

    Newark, December 2020

  • Very professional, organised, clear and helpful. Very understanding of our circumstances. Thank you!

    MW

    Newark, May 2020

  • Just to say that Elizabeth Rees has always shown such compassion and support through difficult times and is a credit to Tallents.

    Anonymous

    Newark, May 2020

  • Gemma was lovely. Explained everything I needed to know. Very knowledgeable and helpful.

    S-AM

    Southwell, May 2020

  • Jane was very helpful and understanding.

    Anonymous

    Newark, May 2020

  • Dear Sarah, I'd just like to say thank you for sorting all my requirements so smoothly during these difficult circumstances. I can sleep a little easier now knowing that my partner is included in my Will.

    JB

  • Previously used your services and have been highly satisfied.

    Anonymous

    Mansfield, May 2017

  • Thank you for your help - very satisfied with your service.

    Anonymous

    Mansfield, May 2017

  • Due to my circumstances, I felt very nervous but was put at ease with Liz; she was a great help.

    Anonymous

    Mansfield, May 2017

  • A huge thank you for all your help.

    Anonymous

    Mansfield, May 2017

  • Very pleased with the advice that Sarah Allen provided.

    Anonymous

    Mansfield, April 2017