At J.A. Hancock solicitors, we understand how important it is to be prepared for all future eventualities and have an adequate plan in place. This is where our Will Writing, Estate Planning and Probate service becomes invaluable – your peace of mind is our main priority. Our legal team offer you a personal service and can advise you on all aspects of making or changing a Will, appointing an executor, setting up a trust or administration of a trust, estate planning and administration, probate services, lasting powers of attorney and inheritance tax. Our office is based in Stretford, meaning we are easily accessible for clients in the Manchester and Cheshire area and our team are more than happy to make a home or hospital visit.

The importance of a valid Will cannot be overstated, as many problems can occur if you do not have a will in place when you pass away. Your family could end up with distressing and lengthy delays when it comes to administrating your estate, and they could even miss out on a potential inheritance. It could also mean that your wishes are not carried out when it comes to the planning distribution of your estate.

Having a will in place and an estate plan enables you to rest assured that specific assets or belongings of yours can be left to certain individuals, ensuring that items of sentimental value to you are kept within the family. Will services are particularly important for couples who are not married to ensure that your partner will be provided for after your death, as the laws relating to intestacy do not automatically consider any cohabitants.

Our Stretford based team have many years of experience in planning probate and wills and offer a very sympathetic approach with the level of personal service that we would want ourselves. We also have an extensive knowledge of this area of the law, which can be quite difficult to grasp for most people. We always aim to provide communication that is straightforward and jargon-free whenever we have any contact with you.

Whatever the circumstances, whether you are looking to get your own affairs in order or are dealing with the affairs of someone who has died, J.A. Hancock have the skills and expertise to ensure that the whole process is productive and smooth. We always go the extra mile for our clients and our sympathetic and professional approach is regularly mentioned in our client feedback.

We provide Will, Probate and Estate Planning services in the following areas:

Will Writing

Advance Decisions or Living Wills

Wills, Trust & Estate Disputes

Powers of Attorney

Court of Protection

Probate & Estate Administration

Inheritance Tax

Estate Planning

Trusts & Asset Protection

If you would like to get in touch with our will planning and estate team, then you can contact our Stretford office on 0161 865 2267 or by email to

See what clients are saying about us..

  • Mr C

    Hassle free service, just give them the facts they require – let them get on with it – Simples

  • Mr G

    I have been completely satisfied with help given by Helen and feel that my affairs are now in safe hands.

  • Mr H

    We’d like to thank Michaela for all her help with our Wills, she provided us with a very good service.

  • Mr P

    Malcolm, I really appreciate what you have done and can’t thank you enough with how you have dealt with this! We’ll fill in the attached customer satisfaction form and reflect how impressed and pleased we are.