Wills & Probate - Overview

‘All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances…’

So begins Shakespeare’s 'Seven Ages of Man'.

Devereux & Co’s Wills and Probate department is also concerned with Man in all his Ages. People often come and see us when something significant happens: when they are flying off on holiday; when they get married or have children; when they have reason to worry about the future or when someone dies.

  • Childhood
  • Why make a Will? One reason is to ensure proper provision is made for your children or grandchildren.
  • Youth:
  • As an adult, you are never too young to make a Will and you are likely to be worth more dead than alive!. If you are about to go on a gap year or work abroad you should make a Power of Attorney before you leave.
  • Prime of your Life:
  • Nothing much can go wrong can it? Sometimes it does. Now is also the time to make sure your parents have their affairs in order. Do they have a Lasting Power of Attorney. What might it mean for you if their affairs end up in The Court of Protection?
  • Middle Age:
  • Now is the time to make sure your own affairs are in order. Come and have a chat with us and review what you already have in place. We will have Some Ideas for the Future.


Read the full text of William Shakespeare’s All the World’s a Stage .