If someone is unable to make a Will themselves, the Court of Protection can order that a ‘Statutory Will’ is made for them.
The ability to have the Court make a Will where someone lacks mental capacity can also be very useful to change a Will where there have been some other changes in circumstances.
Alternatively, a Will can be made where none exists and the Intestacy Rules would operate unfairly.
I have been a client of Actons since 1997; conveyancing on 2 occasions and Wills and Powers of Attorney, all of which went very smoothly. The people I have met since that time have always been well-mannered, kind and courteous and very knowledgeable. I would not hesitate to use Actons again should occasion arise.Mr Simpson
Was always kept informed of all aspects and was able to easily access Bindiya and get an answer to any queries I had - would highly recommend her.William
"Actons ‘provides excellent comprehensive service with a personal touch’. The ‘very professional and trustworthy’ team advises on the full range of will, trusts and probate work, often collaborating with the firm’s corporate and commercial departments to better service owner-managed and family businesses."The Legal 500 2018 (Personal Tax, Trusts & Probate)
The Legal 500 2023: Personal Tax, Trusts & Probate"Actons‘ practice is led by newly promoted directors, Heather Parker and Bindiya Patel. The team also includes director Mike Spencer, who is the primarily litigator with over 30 years’ experience resolving complex family fall-outs, contentious and non-contentious negotiations and Court of Protection applications. The firm displays aptitude acting for farmers and agricultural business owners on all areas of will, trust and estate work."