Wills, Trusts, Probate & Inheritance Tax Planning

At Nantes Solicitors we provide expert legal assistance for making wills, inheritance tax planning, trusts & probate.


Wills are very important because they control how the assets you leave behind when you die will be dealt with. The consequences of dying without a will can be serious, depending upon your marital status and the value of your estate.

Writing a will is normally inexpensive and quick to prepare although a few may be complex and involve inheritance tax planning. At Nantes, we draft many wills and have the expertise to cover all situations.

Inheritance Tax Planning

If your estate is over a certain value, it may be liable to inheritance tax. There are steps that can be taken to reduce the liability for the tax, and some of these can be quite simple and inexpensive to implement.

At Nantes we have extensive experience in tax planning and trusts. If you would like to discuss this with us, we will normally suggest an initial interview for an agreed fee, and during that interview we will give you the alternative strategies, and any likely future costs.


If you have a relative who has recently died, you may need or want help with the administration of his or her estate, in particular the identifying of assets, their valuation and taxation. At Nantes, we have an efficient department to deal with this type of work, and we are proud to say that they have a well deserved reputation for getting the job done without delay in a business like, yet sympathetic manner.

We can either deal with the estate from beginning to end, or any part of it – to suit you. You will find our estate accounts very easy to understand and we are always on hand to help with questions during the progress of the administration.

If you cannot get in to see us, we can visit you in your home.

Prices and more information about probate services

For information about our fees and what you can expect to pay for probate services, please view the following information sheets:

   Society of Trust and Estate Practioners

Who to contact for this service:
Bridport Office (01308 422313):
Sam Smith or Michelle O'Leary
Dorchester Office (01305 250100):
Michelle O'Leary
Weymouth Office (01305 771000):
Kathryn Day or Cordelia English
Portland Office (01305 821948):
Kathryn Day or Cordelia English
Email: enquiries@nantes.co.uk