Wills and Probate

Wills, Probate and Estate Planning

Sensitive and Expert Support Whether Planning for the Future or Dealing with an Estate

If you’re looking for advice on making or amending your Will, planning for the future with a Lasting Power of Attorney, dealing with the estate of a loved one, or if you need advice on Inheritance Tax or setting up a Trust, you’re in the right place. We are a local service that has been around a long time and have helped thousands of people across Derwentside deal with these often-difficult issues.

Our private client team is led by Alan Brown. Alan is a Chartered Legal Executive of over 40 years. He has exceptional experience and knowledge of all aspects of wills, probate and trusts law.

We understand that dealing with these matters can be a stressful or emotional experience. Alan and his team of experts will help advise you and approach your personal circumstances with care, empathy and sensitivity.

We can advise on all aspects of Privet Client work including:


Legal costs can be a concern which is why we give all of our clients clear, straightforward advice on how much their case is likely to cost. We will deal with your case in a cost-effective way and try to keep your costs at a minimum. We offer a range of flexible funding alternatives with fixed fees available on some services, or hourly rates.

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To discuss how SSJ can help you with your wills, probate and estate planning matters contact Alan Brown on 01207 502 532

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