It’s hard to fathom that almost 70% of people in Scotland don’t have a Will. What they don’t realise is that by not having a Will, their family might not receive what they had intended and dealing with their estate after death will be more complicated. Taking the step to make a Will not only ensures that your loved ones benefit from your estate, but you can also ensure that Guardians for your children are appointed and funeral instructions are given. You have control over who looks after your estate and the administration process is simpler and less stressful for those left behind. 



When thinking about making a Will there are some crucial issues to consider, all of which are unique to each of us.
These are:

  • What assets do I own and might I have an inheritance tax issue?
  • Who do I want to appoint as my executors (the people who will administer your estate)?
  • Do I want to leave specific items to friends or family?
  • If I have young children do I want to ring fence my estate for them until they are a certain age?
  • Is there a chance I might need to go into care in the future and if so how can I structure my Will to protect my assets?
  • Who would look after young children if I die?
  • Do I have specific funeral wishes?


We will take you through all of these issues and advise you along the way of the best way of structuring your Will to ensure that your personal wishes are fulfilled. You will be in full control of the process.


We will arrange to meet with you in the comfort of your own home or at our centrally located offices and talk you through the process.

We are friendly and approachable and will try to make the process as straightforward and stress-free as possible for you and your family.


Working with other professionals within the Edinburgh Care Forum allows us to give you access to other experts you might need to put your affairs in order, such as reviewing your investments, obtaining tax advice and support regarding on-going care needs. 


Please contact Lianne Lodge on 0131 225 1677, or by visiting the Gillespie MacAndrew website at