Wills and estate planning

Planning your estate is one of the most important things you'll do in life, yet surprisingly many people neglect to make a will, and unknowingly create chaos for their family and friends. Of the people who do leave a will, many fail to pay full attention to the finer points of their bequests, which again can cause problems for the loved ones they leave behind.

Not only should a will be kept current (the value of bequests is eroded by inflation and law changes may mean aspects are missed), but opportunities for tax savings arise.

We can also advise you on Living Wills – the chance to set out your wishes should you in future become incapacitated. A Living Will ensures you receive the planning and treatment of your choice.

Leaving a comprehensive, up-to-date will not only eases the burden on your friends and family, it gives you the peace of mind of knowing your wishes will be fulfilled.

Whether you're thinking of writing a will, need to update your existing will or simply want some advice, contact us to discuss how we can help.


What our clients say

QuoteI would particularly like to thank you, not merely for the clarity of your advice and explanations, but also for the consideration with which you realised the need for speed. I was anxious to get my will done and you kindly completed it ready to sign that same afternoon.

Mrs I. Howells

QuotePlease accept my gratitude in relation to the efficiency with which you dealt with my will and lasting powers of attorney.

Linda Marriott


Based in East Sussex but serving a much wider area, Gaby Hardwicke Solicitors has offices in Eastbourne, Hailsham, Bexhill and Hastings.

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Briefing Notes

Introductory Guide to Wills

Inheritance Tax Planning

Digital Legacies