Wills, Trusts and Succession

Wills, Trusts and Succession Planning

Whether you want to plan for the future, put your affairs in order or deal with an unforeseen change in circumstances, professional, expert advice can help you protect and manage your assets for the benefit of you and your loved ones.

Planning ahead is essential. Estate Planning is not just for the wealthy or for those in their later years. For anyone with assets, planning in advance for what is to happen on death or incapacity makes things easier for your family and friends – and gives you peace of mind.

But you cannot plan for everything and there may be times when circumstances change or you have to step in to help family or close friends, for example when they find themselves in need of more support.

At Thorntons, our experienced team can help you consider all key aspects of Estate Planning, and our comprehensive range of services cover  WillsPowers of AttorneyTrusts and tax planning. So you can be sure that your financial affairs are organised as you want.

We offer a full range of support and advice services on Law for the Elderly, and have a great deal of expertise in this area. We can also deal with Guardianship issues for you, if needed where someone has not granted power of attorney and is no longer capable of making financial or welfare decisions. We can handle the court application process and help you with all aspects of the ongoing guardianship administration.

Or you may have to deal with Executry Administration, the legal winding-up and distribution of friend or family member's estate on death, which may be complicated by the lack of a Will. We can support you through the process or handle the whole process on your behalf.

We offer personalised, specialist advice tailored to each individual client's needs and delivered through our local offices, so advice is always to hand. We understand that family situations can be complex and our experienced team will make it as easy as possible for you, providing expert solutions to legal and practical problems.

Our Services

We have a full range of services backed by our team of Expert Lawyers

Wills and Will Writing

Winding Up Estates and Executry

Claims on Estates

Powers of Attorney

Guardianships for Adults

Tax Planning and Advice

Law for the Elderly

Trust and Trust Administration

What Our Clients Say

Why Thorntons?

A few reasons why our clients
come to us for help


available across all our locations.


and practical advice and support.


accredited in Trust Law.

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Our Local Offices

We have offices across Scotland, offering legal advice and property services

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