Having a Will provides individuals with peace of mind. So you know, if anything was to happen, your loved ones are protected. Watsons Solicitors have been helping both individuals and families prepare for the future for over 60 years. We have been the trusted wills and probate lawyers for hundreds of clients and we can help you too.
Watsons Solicitors can provide advice and assistance to ensure your estate is disposed of on your death in accordance with your wishes. It is important to note that in the event of your passing, assets may not pass automatically to a partner or child.
Many people pass away without making a Will, simply because they haven’t got around to it. Our specialist Wills department can assist you in planning your estate to mitigate inheritance tax as much as possible.
Obtaining probate is a legal process and can be a complex and onerous task. It is helpful to appoint a professional Executor to carry out the process and to relieve your family members of the burden. Remember, many assets cannot be called in until Probate is granted. So a swift resolution is one less thing for your family to worry about at a difficult time.
Our probate lawyers are approachable, professional and extremely experienced. Once they have established the complexity of the estate, they will then provide you with an estimate of their fees. Our charges are based on the time we spend dealing with a matter and we do not charge a fee that is a percentage value of the estate.
As your local solicitor for writing a Will, Alexandra Mitchell is on hand to help draft a professional Will and advise on probate matters. If you require more information or have any questions about our associated services, then please get in touch by contacting us directly on 01925 571212.
Read more about our advice and guidance on probate, and how your live-in partner could lose everything if you die without making a will. We also use our expertise in Will writing to support the local community, for example during Will Week in 2018, we worked closely with the Warrington Wolves Charitable Foundation.
“I had excellent service from Kristel. She was understanding, kind, considerate and empathetic throughout the whole Court of Protection process. It was/is a difficult time for me, and she completely understood this. She was very patient in explaining things to me, even when I found it difficult to process all the information, she was giving me. I have been happy with all the help and advice she has given me."
“Solicitor was very helpful and informative at all times. Only used service for Will but would recommend Watsons for all matter of services. Recommended by my son who has used Watsons in the past"
“The time and care taken with my mother was very very good. Explained what was required and it was sorted out for us with no fuss. Thanks."
“Long term and ongoing relationship. Very happy with services and advice provided. Thank you."
“I have no hesitation in recommending Alexandra and Watsons as the service was outstanding – professional, trustworthy, and friendly.”
She qualified as a Solicitor in 2004 and joined Watsons in 2007 and became a partner in 2013.
She is a member of the Law Society Solicitor Trust and Estates Practitioners (STEP) Group.
She qualified as a Solicitor in April 2013.
Kristel specialises in all aspects of Private Client including Wills, Trusts, Probate, Administration of Estates, Lasting Power of Attorney and Court of Protection.
Kristel is appointed by the Court of Protection as a Deputy in relation to Property and Financial Affairs. She is also an accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly.
She worked for the same firm for 18 years before moving to Watsons in 2023. Jen deals with Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Court of Protection and Probate.
Watsons Solicitors is a trading name of Watsons Solicitors Warrington LLP a Limited Liability Partnership registered in England and Wales registered number OC386012 whose registered office is 13 Bold Street, Warrington, WA1 1DJ.
Watsons Solicitors Warrington LLP is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority number 598547.