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.

  • Everything about your work for my mother has been superlative, from the original POA’s and Will to the selling of the house, and everything in between.


    Newark, April 2024

  • Can I take the opportunity to say a big thanks for your work and support with the administration of Mum's estate. I have really appreciated your support, quick response and clarity in communications. You have really helped me to work through this and I really appreciate your professionalism and helpful manner. Many thanks for all you have done.


    Mansfield, November 2023

  • Please thank Sarah for all her help, advice and super professional and friendly service.


    Mansfield, September 2023

  • Always had an excellent service from all the people that I have dealt with at Tallents Solicitors. Conveyancy, Wills and Probate have always been dealt with in a professional and efficient manner.

    Barry Johnson

    Newark, January 2023

  • Our family chose Tallents Solicitors to represent them in their Will and specifically requested Sarah Allen to support the family through the Lasting Power of Attorney processes. Sarah was great, she was a complete rock and was always at the end of the phone no matter how trivial or serious the situation was throughout such a hard and vulnerable time of our lives. Highly recommend these solicitors, thanks for everything.

    Laura Stone

    Newark, October 2022

  • Excellent service received for writing my new will. Would definitely recommend.

    B T Jackson

    Southwell, September 2022

  • Both Mr. Whiting and Jean Smith were most helpful. If we needed legal advice we would use Tallents again.

    Jim Shone

    Southwell, August 2022

  • Dear Sarah, Thank you for your letter and thank you once again for all your help with this distressing affair. Your excellent advice and assistance have been very much appreciated. An excellent service throughout. I am most grateful for the advice and assistance provided


    Mansfield, February 2022

  • Dear Sarah, I just wanted to thank you for all your hard work, compassion & professionalism - all of which have been exemplary. It has been such a sad matter to deal with Helen’s estate & you have made it considerably easier. Once again, thank you.

    Margaret Mitchell

    Mansfield, September 2021

  • 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!


    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.


    Newark, May 2020

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


    Southwell, May 2020

  • Jane was very helpful and understanding.


    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.


  • Previously used your services and have been highly satisfied.


    Mansfield, May 2017

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


    Mansfield, May 2017

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


    Mansfield, May 2017

  • A huge thank you for all your help.


    Mansfield, May 2017

  • Very pleased with the advice that Sarah Allen provided.


    Mansfield, April 2017