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WILL SOLICITORS

At Lyons Bowe we believe that MAKING A WILL DOESN’T HAVE TO BE A DAUNTING EXPERIENCE. THAT’S WHY OUR BOURNEMOUTH WILL SOLICITORS ARE INNOVATING THE WAY THAT YOU MAKE A WILL, TO MAKE IT CLEARER, EASIER, AND SMARTER.

Take our Will quiz to find out what kind of Will you’d be best suited to!

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MAKING A WILL IN
BOURNEMOUTH

THE LYONS BOWE APPROACH

Our Wills solicitors are here to make preparing for the future simple, so that you can be at ease in the present and enjoy it with confidence.

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IN YOUR
OWN WAY

Your legal future is deeply personal, and we understand that. That’s why we’ve developed a range of services tailored to your needs. Whether you prefer the convenience of making your Will over a video call between putting the laundry on and doing the school run, or would rather visit us face-to-face to talk about things over tea and biscuits, the choice is yours. We’re committed to giving you a service that suits your lifestyle, your way.

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ALL IN ONE
PLACE

Our firm works in an integrated, seamless structure. This means that if you’re dealing with a loved one’s estate whilst you make or update your own Will, all of our departments will work together and rally around you to support you in every way we can.

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EMPATHY
& SUPPORT

Whether you’re working out what to do after the death of a loved one, or planning to secure your family’s future, our Wills & Probate Solicitors will help you to make informed choices in a safe, supportive environment.

THE LYONS BOWE APPROACH

Our Wills solicitors are here to make preparing for the future simple, so that you can be at ease in the present and enjoy it with confidence.

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IN YOUR
OWN WAY

Your legal future is deeply personal, and we understand that. That’s why we’ve developed a range of services tailored to your needs. Whether you prefer the convenience of making your Will over a video call between putting the laundry on and doing the school run, or would rather visit us face-to-face to talk about things over tea and biscuits, the choice is yours. We’re committed to giving you a service that suits your lifestyle, your way.

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ALL IN ONE
PLACE

Our firm works in an integrated, seamless structure. This means that if you’re dealing with a loved one’s estate whilst you make or update your own Will, all of our departments will work together and rally around you to support you in every way we can.

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EMPATHY
& SUPPORT

Whether you’re working out what to do after the death of a loved one, or planning to secure your family’s future, our Wills & Probate Solicitors will help you to make informed choices in a safe, supportive environment.

THE LYONS BOWE APPROACH

Our Wills solicitors are here to make preparing for the future simple, so that you can be at ease in the present and enjoy it with confidence.

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IN YOUR
OWN WAY

Your legal future is deeply personal, and we understand that. That’s why we’ve developed a range of services tailored to your needs. Whether you prefer the convenience of making your Will over a video call between putting the laundry on and doing the school run, or would rather visit us face-to-face to talk about things over tea and biscuits, the choice is yours. We’re committed to giving you a service that suits your lifestyle, your way.

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ALL IN ONE
PLACE

Our firm works in an integrated, seamless structure. This means that if you’re dealing with a loved one’s estate whilst you make or update your own Will, all of our departments will work together and rally around you to support you in every way we can.

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EMPATHY
& SUPPORT

Whether you’re working out what to do after the death of a loved one, or planning to secure your family’s future, our Wills & Probate Solicitors will help you to make informed choices in a safe, supportive environment.

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HOW DOES MAKING A
WILL WORK IN BOURNEMOUTH?

1

CHOOSE
YOUR WILL

2

DISCUSS
YOUR WISHES

3

APPROVE
YOUR WILL

4

SIGN
AND STORE

CHOOSE YOUR WILL

Our unique service allows you to choose a Will experience that works for you. From choosing a digital or face to face service, through to a single, mirror, or Cancer Research UK Will, you have complete control over the process.

If you’re not sure, you can take our Will checker quiz to find out which kind of Will works best for you.

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Find out which type of Will is right for you
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TAKE OUR ONLINE
WILL QUIZ NOW

Find out which type of Will is right for you
and get started in minutes.

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TAKE OUR ONLINE
WILL QUIZ NOW

Find out which type of Will is right
for you and get started in minutes.

YOUR WILL
YOUR WAY

The law has a reputation for being very wordy, complicated and Latin. We have broken down everything you need to know about the law for every matter you might need us for. Don’t worry, there won’t be an exam at the end!

YOUR WILL
YOUR WAY

When you make a Will, you should have a choice in how you make it. With Lyons Bowe, you can make your Will, in your way.

By having a varied selection of Wills for you to choose from, you can be sure that you’re making a Will that works for you, and your budget. If you don’t need to have a meeting with a lawyer, why should you have to pay for one?

Equally, if you need the extra help and support of a lawyer, why should you have to wait until you’ve already paid for a meeting with a lawyer to find out it’ll be more expensive?

If you’re not sure which type of Will would suit you best, take our Will checker quiz now and find your perfect Will.

TAKE QUIZ

SINGLE WILL | £250.00+VAT

MIRROR WILL | £350.00+VAT

TELEPHONE WILL

Our Telephone Wills strike the perfect balance between a convenient and bespoke service. Book in a virtual meeting with one of our lawyers via a phone call or a Teams/Zoom meeting. Discuss making your Will with one of our lawyers between doing the laundry and the school run without having to leave the house - that’s a smarter legal decision.

  • Book in your meeting at a time that suits you via Teams/Zoom or a phone call
  • Have your Will written by your own lawyer
  • Perfect for anyone who has some questions about making a Will, and has a few specific wishes that they would like to include
SEND ENQUIRY

SINGLE WILL | £400.00+VAT

MIRROR WILL | £500.00+VAT

FACE TO FACE WILL

Our Face to Face Wills are the ideal solution for those looking for a more traditional process, or have more complex wishes. For example, those who own multiple properties, have a blended family, or have multiple very specific wishes they want to include in their Will.

  • Book in your Will appointment at a time that suits you
  • In one of our offices, your home, your care home, or your hospital
  • Ideal for those with more complex wishes, who will benefit from an in-person appointment
SEND ENQUIRY

TELEPHONE WILL

TELEPHONE WILL

SINGLE WILL | £250.00+VAT

MIRROR WILL | £350.00+VAT

Our Telephone Wills strike the perfect balance between a convenient and bespoke service. Book in a virtual meeting with one of our lawyers via a phone call or a Teams/Zoom meeting. Discuss making your Will with one of our lawyers between doing the laundry and the school run without having to leave the house - that’s a smarter legal decision.

  • Book in your meeting at a time that suits you via Teams/Zoom or a phone call
  • Have your Will written by your own lawyer
  • Perfect for anyone who has some questions about making a Will, and has a few specific wishes that they would like to include

FACE TO FACE WILL

FACE TO FACE WILL

SINGLE WILL | £400.00+VAT

MIRROR WILL | £500.00+VAT

Our Face to Face Wills are the ideal solution for those looking for a more traditional process, or have more complex wishes. For example, those who own multiple properties, have a blended family, or have multiple very specific wishes they want to include in their Will.

  • Book in your Will appointment at a time that suits you
  • In one of our offices, your home, your care home, or your hospital
  • Ideal for those with more complex wishes, who will benefit from an in-person appointment

FACE TO FACE WILL

SINGLE WILL | £400.00+VAT

MIRROR WILL | £500.00+VAT

Our Face to Face Wills are the ideal solution for those looking for a more traditional process, or have more complex wishes. For example, those who own multiple properties, have a blended family, or have multiple very specific wishes they want to include in their Will.

  • Book in your Will appointment at a time that suits you
  • In one of our offices, your home, your care home, or your hospital
  • Ideal for those with more complex wishes, who will benefit from an in-person appointment

TELEPHONE WILL

SINGLE WILL | £250.00+VAT

MIRROR WILL | £350.00+VAT

Our Telephone Wills strike the perfect balance between a convenient and bespoke service. Book in a virtual meeting with one of our lawyers via a phone call or a Teams/Zoom meeting. Discuss making your Will with one of our lawyers between doing the laundry and the school run without having to leave the house – that’s a smarter legal decision.

  • Book in your meeting at a time that suits you via Teams/Zoom or a phone call
  • Have your Will written by your own lawyer
  • Perfect for anyone who has some questions about making a Will, and has a few specific wishes that they would like to include
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WARNING

Over the last few years, there has been an increase in unregulated Will writing companies coming into the industry. “Unregulated” means that they are not regulated by an authority such as the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Because of this, unregulated Will writers are not held to the same strict regulations that solicitors are, so you may end up with a more complex or convoluted Will than you need as they are a more expensive product to sell to clients. You may receive advice about your Will from someone with ‘legal expertise’ – this is not a protected term and is not the same as receiving advice from a qualified lawyer or legal professional.

ONLINE WILL

SINGLE WILL | £120.00+VAT

MIRROR WILL | £170.00+VAT

Our Digital Wills are simple, convenient, and you can get started whenever you’re ready. The Digital Will option is perfect for anyone who wants a simple, straightforward Will. Answer our simple Will questionnaire today and our lawyers will start making your Will within the next three working days. No appointments to get to, no fuss, just a smart legal decision.

  • Get started in minutes
  • Have your Will written by your own lawyer
  • Perfect for anyone with simple wishes, who just wants to plan for the future

TELEPHONE WILL

SINGLE WILL | £250.00+VAT

MIRROR WILL | £350.00+VAT

Our Telephone Wills strike the perfect balance between a convenient and bespoke service. Book in a virtual meeting with one of our lawyers via a phone call or a Teams/Zoom meeting. Discuss making your Will with one of our lawyers between doing the laundry and the school run without having to leave the house – that’s a smarter legal decision.

  • Book in your meeting at a time that suits you via Teams/Zoom or a phone call
  • Have your Will written by your own lawyer
  • Perfect for anyone who has some questions about making a Will, and has a few specific wishes that they would like to include

FACE TO FACE WILL

SINGLE WILL | £250.00+VAT

MIRROR WILL | £350.00+VAT

Our Face to Face Wills are the ideal solution for those looking for a more traditional process, or have more complex wishes. For example, those who own multiple properties, have a blended family, or have multiple very specific wishes they want to include in their Will.

  • Book in your Will appointment at a time that suits you
  • In one of our offices, your home, your care home, or your hospital
  • Ideal for those with more complex wishes, who will benefit from an in-person appointment
warning triangle icon

WARNING

Over the last few years, there has been an increase in unregulated Will writing companies coming into the industry. “Unregulated” means that they are not regulated by an authority such as the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Because of this, unregulated Will writers are not held to the same strict regulations that solicitors are, so you may end up with a more complex or convoluted Will than you need as they are a more expensive product to sell to clients. You may receive advice about your Will from someone with ‘legal expertise’ – this is not a protected term and is not the same as receiving advice from a qualified lawyer or legal professional.

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FREE WILLS SERVICE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
CANCER RESEARCH UK

FREE WILLS SERVICE
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
CANCER RESEARCH UK

FREE WILLS SERVICE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
CANCER RESEARCH UK

ABOUT THE SERVICE

WHAT IS THE SERVICE?

We have partnered with Cancer Research UK to make the Free Wills Service. This service means that you can make a Will with Lyons Bowe, and you’ll only need to pay for your disbursements (usually less than £30). All we ask is that you consider leaving a life saving gift in your Will to Cancer Research UK, to help fund research for generations to come.

WHO QUALIFIES FOR THE SERVICE?

Anyone! Anyone can make use of the service. It’s important to note that if your Will becomes more complex, then you may incur additional fees but your lawyer will discuss this with you before any work is completed so that you are in control at all times.

WHICH WILLS ARE INCLUDED IN THE SERVICE?

You can use the Free Wills Service to make either a single, or a Mirror Will. You can make a Free Will using either our telephone, or face to face services, however they may incur an additional cost based on your circumstances so be sure to let us know if you have any specific wishes that you would like to add to your Will when you talk to us.

WHAT DOES MY LEGACY DO?

The breakthroughs being made in the South West are only possible thanks to the generosity of Cancer Research UK supporters. With this support Cancer Research UK funds over 4,000 scientists, doctors and nurses across the UK.

More than a third of Cancer Research UK projects are funded by gifts left in Wills. Legacies breathe life into researchers’ work. They enable long-term research projects that lead to new treatments and continue to save lives for generations to come, leading us to a world where everybody can lead longer, better lives, free from the fear of cancer.

In the past 40 years, cancer survival has doubled in part thanks to Cancer Research UK’s pioneering research, funded by the generosity of their supporters. Cancer Research UK wants to accelerate progress and see 3 in 4 people surviving their cancer by 2034. They cannot achieve this mission alone and rely on their dedicated scientists, doctors and nurses, and the generosity of their supporters across the UK.

1 in 2 people will get cancer in their lifetime.
All of us can support the research that will beat it.

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EMERGENCY & DEATHBED
WILLS IN BOURNEMOUTH

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ABOUT EMERGENCY AND DEATHBED WILLS

WHAT IS AN EMERGENCY WILL?

Circumstances can change very suddenly and unexpectedly, so if a loved one suddenly falls very ill without a Will, they may wish to make a Will very urgently. We’re here to help you and your loved one make an emergency/deathbed Will that meets their wishes as quickly as possible. We can meet you at your home, hospital, or a care home. Just let us know where we are and your nearest Will lawyer will be on their way as quickly as possible.

IS A DEATHBED WILL LEGAL?

Yes. The usual rules apply for a deathbed Will to be valid;

• That the person making the Will is not being coerced
• The Will is in writing, signed by the person making the Will in the presence of two independent witnesses.
• The person making the Will has mental capacity. This means that they are mentally present and cognisant/aware of the effect of making or updating their Will.
• The Will includes language at the top confirming that this Will revokes all former Wills made

WHO CAN WITNESS A DEATHBED/EMERGENCY WILL?

A deathbed/emergency Will must be signed by two witnesses in order for it to be considered legal and valid. The people acting as witnesses must not:

• Be under the age of 18
• Be named in the Will as an executor, beneficiary, trustee, or in any other capacity
• Be a family member

CAN A DEATHBED WILL BE CONTESTED?

Like any other Will, a deathbed/emergency Will can be contested if it is does not meet the above criteria to make it legal. This is why it’s so important for a deathbed/emergency Will to be made by a specialist solicitor. A deathbed Will that does not satisfy the criteria or include very specific language is more open to being contested after death than a Will that is made by a qualified solicitor.

THE ANSWERS TO YOUR
WILLS QUESTIONS

ANSWERED BY

DARRELL COLLINS

DIRECTOR OF PRIVATE CLIENT SERVICES

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO MAKE A WILL?

For a Will made through our Free Will Service, you will only pay for the disbursements. These are the costs we incur on your behalf to make your Will; Anti Money Laundering checks, Verification of ID etc. However, should your Will become more complex then your fees may vary but your solicitor will discuss this with you before performing any work.

For a Single Will, our fees are £250.00 + VAT (total £300.00) and disbursements.

For a Mirror Will, our fees are £350.00 + VAT (total £420.00) and disbursements.

HOW LONG DOES PROBATE TAKE?

From when we submit the application to the Probate Registry, it usually takes between 8 and 12 weeks to process probate, however if you are submitting a paper application, it can take around 16 weeks.

We will submit your application as soon as we have either a completed questionnaire from you ,or after fully investigating all assets and liabilities. We may also need to send you some tax forms to sign and have them processed by HMRC before we can apply for probate in IHT paying estates.

CAN PROBATE BE DONE ONLINE?

Yes, we can help you with everything that you need to deal with an estate remotely via video calls or phone calls.

WHAT IF SOMEONE DIES WITHOUT A WILL IN PLACE?

If someone dies without a valid Will in place, they are said to die ‘intestate’ meaning that the rules of intestacy decide what happens to their estate, regardless of what the deceased would have wanted.

You can find our handy intestacy checker here.

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ASK A QUESTION

No chat bots, just human beings here! Ask us a question and we’ll respond within 1 working day. Your question might be added to our FAQs to help anyone else with the same question. It’s nice to help others.

ASK A QUESTION

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO MAKE A WILL?

For a Will made through our Free Will Service, you will only pay for the disbursements. These are the costs we incur on your behalf to make your Will; Anti Money Laundering checks, Verification of ID etc. However, should your Will become more complex then your fees may vary but your solicitor will discuss this with you before performing any work.

For a Single Will, our fees are £250.00 + VAT (total £300.00) and disbursements.

For a Mirror Will, our fees are £350.00 + VAT (total £420.00) and disbursements.

HOW LONG DOES PROBATE TAKE?

From when we submit the application to the Probate Registry, it usually takes between 8 and 12 weeks to process probate, however if you are submitting a paper application, it can take around 16 weeks.

We will submit your application as soon as we have either a completed questionnaire from you ,or after fully investigating all assets and liabilities. We may also need to send you some tax forms to sign and have them processed by HMRC before we can apply for probate in IHT paying estates.

CAN PROBATE BE DONE ONLINE?

Yes, we can help you with everything that you need to deal with an estate remotely via video calls or phone calls.

WHAT IF SOMEONE DIES WITHOUT A WILL IN PLACE?

If someone dies without a valid Will in place, they are said to die ‘intestate’ meaning that the rules of intestacy decide what happens to their estate, regardless of what the deceased would have wanted.

You can find our handy intestacy checker here.

the team

ASK A QUESTION

No chat bots, just human beings here! Ask us a question and we’ll respond within 1 working day. Your question might be added to our FAQs to help anyone else with the same question. It’s nice to help others.

ASK A QUESTION
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HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO MAKE A WILL?

For a Will made through our Free Will Service, you will only pay for the disbursements. These are the costs we incur on your behalf to make your Will; Anti Money Laundering checks, Verification of ID etc. However, should your Will become more complex then your fees may vary but your solicitor will discuss this with you before performing any work.

For a Single Will, our fees are £250.00 + VAT (total £300.00) and disbursements.

For a Mirror Will, our fees are £350.00 + VAT (total £420.00) and disbursements.

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HOW LONG DOES PROBATE TAKE?

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CAN PROBATE BE DONE ONLINE?

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WHAT IF SOMEONE DIES WITHOUT A WILL IN PLACE?

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