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Legal Services for Cater Allen Customers

Our solicitors are proud to offer Cater Allen customers discounted rates on a range of legal services – Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs), probate, and estate administration.

We’re a large national firm with offices in major cities across the UK. We’re also regularly top ranked for a wide range of legal services by the independent legal directories Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.

As a full-service law firm, we have solicitors and lawyers specialising in many different areas of law. That means that we can always give you joined-up advice.

As a Cater Allen customer you have exclusive access to discounted services across three of our legal specialities:

If you’re not sure exactly which service you need or just want to know more, just give us a ring. Call 0333 0100 352 to speak to a friendly member of our team.


Writing a Will helps you decide what happens to your estate after you die.  Our solicitors will help you have a say in who receives your property and other assets.  We will help you to:

  • Make a new Will
  • Update an existing Will
  • Resolve a dispute about a Will
  • Make a statutory Will for someone who’s lost mental capacity.

Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA)

Lasting Powers of Attorney are a way you can plan ahead in case you can’t manage your own affairs in the future. They’re particularly important when planning for later life.

With your Cater Allen discount, you can:

  • Set up a Lasting Power of Attorney
  • Get advice on the different types of LPA, and what’s right for you
  • Register an Enduring or Lasting Power of Attorney
  • Get support with your responsibilities as an Attorney
  • Set up a Deputyship for someone without an LPA in place
  • Settle a dispute relating to an LPA or potential financial abuse.

Probate and Estate Administration

We provide Probate and Estate Administration support for Cater Allen customers dealing with the death of a friend or relative.  Our experienced solicitors aim to provide a service that will make the administration of an estate as stress free as possible, including:

  • Advice on what to do if someone has died
  • Help applying for a Grant of Probate
  • Legal and tax advice for an estate
  • Advice if someone’s died without a Will
  • Estate administration support
  • Resolving probate and Will disputes.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Make A Will?

Making a Will is simple. There’s a few ways to do it:
  • Online – the questionnaire only takes ten minutes to complete
  • By post – download the form and send it back to us
  • By phone – call and speak to us.

We recommend our online or postal service if your estate is relatively straightforward. If you have more complex requirements, or you’d like to talk about tax-planning or asset protection options such as setting up a trust, we advise speaking to us on the phone or coming in to see one of our experts.

Read more about making a Will

What’s The Process For Making A Lasting Power of Attorney?

First you’ll need to draft a document that lays out what your attorney can and can’t make decisions about. It’s vital to do this with a solicitor to ensure it’s valid.

Once it’s finalised, you’ll need to sign it in the presence of a witness. Your certificate provider will then go through it with you to you understand what you are signing and are not under any undue influence. If you’re making an LPA through Irwin Mitchell we’d act as your certificate provider.

The LPA will then have to be registered with the Office of the Public Guardian before it can be used.

Irwin Mitchell has helped many people create a Power of Attorney. We can talk you through the process and help you draft a document that reflects your wishes for the future.

Read more about making a Lasting Power of Attorney

What Is Probate? What Is A Grant Of Probate?

The word ‘probate’ is often used to refer to the entire process of administering a dead person’s estate. This involves organising their money, assets and possessions and distributing them as the will instructs – after paying any taxes and debts.

More specifically, a Grant of Probate is a legal document that confirms someone as the executor of an estate. This document gives them the authority to deal with the deceased’s assets.

If you have been named as someone’s executor in their Will, you need to apply for a Grant of Probate before you can begin administering their estate as per their instructions.

Read more about Probate and Estate Administration

Awards & Accreditations

We're always proud to be recognised for the work we do for our clients and have been named as a leading firm in the latest legal guides - which provide information and recommendations about lawyers and law firms in the UK.

Private Client Team of the Year - Legal Business Awards 2018
The Times Best Law Firms 2019

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Our offices are located in major cities throughout the UK and have excellent transport links.