Inheritance and Will Disputes

Preparing a Will

Based in Hall Green, Birmingham, Reilly & Co solicitors will help you prepare a Will that is tailored to your wishes.

If you do not make a Will you die 'intestate'. Your estate will then pass in accordance with the 'Rules of Intestacy' which may not be to the people that you would like to inherit. This is particularly important for people who are cohabiting, as your partner may not be entitled to receive anything from your estate.

Your Will is an important legal document and we would suggest that you use Reilly & Co to make your Will - a homemade Will can contain mistakes or create trusts that you did not intend and could be expensive to rectify after you die!


When making a Will some of the things that you should consider are:

  • Who you would like to administer your estate when you die - these are your Executors
  • If you have children who would you like to look after them when you die - these are Guardians
  • What do you have to give away – do you want to include gifts of specific items (referred to as personal chattels) or amounts of money in your Will?
  • Who do you want to inherit everything else that you own when you die - this is called the residue of your estate
  • Do you have any specific funeral wishes that you would like to include within your Will?

Reilly & Co will assist you with

  • Preparing new wills and codicils
  • Advising on inheritance tax
  • Advising on succession planning