NATIONAL WILLS
& PROBATE SERVICES

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About Us

National Wills & Probate Services Ltd operate across Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Essex offering a fully qualified and indemnified Will writing & Estate Planning Service.

We pride ourselves on being able to offer a personalised, friendly face to face service. We genuinely care about ensuring we support you achieving your wishes through our will writing and estate planning services. Our reputation is built on providing a superior customer experience.

Our difference

  • Our initial consultations are without charge
  • We can visit you in the comfort of your own home or your place of work
  • Once your will or trust is in place we provide an ongoing review process to ensure it still fulfils your wishes
  • Help and support with funeral planning and pre-payment plans
  • Financial Planning including estate planning and long term care awareness

Peace of Mind

  • We are members of the Society of Will Writers and are fully compliant with the Code of Conduct for the organisation.
  • We undertake continuous professional development to ensure our teams knowledge is always up to date
  • Customer information & other records are dealt with strictly in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations 2018
  • All our staff are fully vetted by the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB)
  • Financial protection under our professional liability insurance

Nina has over 10 years experience of advising individuals and families about their Wills, Trusts and Inheritance Tax planning arrangements. She specialises in Wills, Trusts, Probate and Lasting Powers of Attorney. Nina is an Affiliate member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and the Society of Will Writers.

Nina has recently advised families on the following issues:

  • A couple looking to reduce their inheritance tax liability by creating trusts for the benefit of their children and grandchildren
  • A couple preparing new Wills to incorporate trusts for the benefit of each other with a view to preserving assets from assessment for care home fees
  • A family looking at the succession issues for the family business where only one child is involved and how to balance the interests of the other children
  • A couple looking to make appropriate provisions for their child who has learning difficulties and is in receipt of various benefits
  • A couple looking to ensure that the recently introduced Residence Nil Rate Band Allowance is not lost because of the structure of their existing Will

Nina is able to offer home consultations to clients where required.


Ethical Principles

The Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP Code for Will Preparation in England & Wales is a set of ethical principles that operate for your benefit and demonstrate openly the commitment of the STEP members to transparency and client service. It recognises that, in providing Will drafting and Estate Planning services, STEP members should operate within an ethical environment. The Code is a framework within which each STEP member who undertakes this area of work can determine how best to meet the needs of each individual client – while at the same time operating within appropriate standards. It does not set out a detailed and prescriptive procedure for will preparation.

Adherence to the Code is an obligation for all STEP members writing Wills in England & Wales. You can view a copy of the Code here (insert link to attachment which I have included above)


When is it effective from?

The STEP Code applies from 1 April 2014 to all STEP members who prepare Wills in England & Wales.


The STEP Code of Conduct

This Code forms one of the supplements to the broader STEP Code of Professional Conduct. Failure to conform to these standards will leave members open to action under STEP’s disciplinary processes.


The STEP Will Writing Code

National Wills and Probate Services Ltd as a company is not a member of STEP and it is not the company itself which is bound by the code. Our Director (Nina L. Villa) is an Affiliate member of STEP and is bound by the Code.