Wills & Estate Planning, advising & assisting SME owners, military personnel & families, charities & care homes, business development.
After my first career in the Army (The Gordon Highlanders), and then over 20 years as a solicitor in local and other Home County law firms, I recently launched my own specialist Wills and Estate Planning Consultancy. This is based from my hometown Wendover where I provide bespoke, personalised and specialist legal advice and other services including:
I am a member of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, which is a specialist body in this area of law.
I am also a Campaign Supporter of Remember A Charity and am leading a project for them on charitable giving in Wills.
With current social distancing, lockdown and isolation, I am still holding all of my meetings face to face, but currently now via videocalls (including skype, zoom, wattsapp, teams, and facetime) rather than in person. I plan to offer both in person and video meetings for clients and other professionals post-Covid.
The current videocall meetings offer:
My free Wills and Estate Planning Surgeries are also still taking place, offering a free half hour consultation to discuss Wills, LPAs, business succession planning and related matters. Again, these are now currently being held via videocall and whenever suits.
I have a wide level of business development experience (including time as the head of UK BD for Capita Trust Company in the City) and am keen to further and develop existing and new relationships with other professionals, such as financial and wealth management advisors, accountants, banks and solicitors offering non-private client services. This is based on working with like-minded people who share similar views in providing a wide level of bespoke services for clients.
If you would like to discuss any of the above - currently via a virtual coffee and catch up, but hopefully soon in person again! - please contact me at any time.
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I would like to say a big thank you to Iain, for making the whole process of rewriting my parents’ will, very straightforward. Nothing was too much hassle and Iain was friendly and professional. He answered all our questions did not place any limit on the amount of time that he spent with us. He ensured we all fully understood, explained all the options available very clearly and there was no pressure. I know for sure that my parents’ minds are at rest, now that their wills have been rewritten, with the outcome that they wanted.
We have already recommended Iain to friends and family.
Thank you Iain for the fast, friendly, professional service you have given us.
In these unknown worrying times (covid-19) we decided it was important to have our wills updated now.
Within 8 days of initially speaking to you on Skype we now have our new wills completed. This is fantastic, just what we needed.
We highly recommend Iain if you need any advice or help with a will, from the initial complimentary chat to completion. Iain gives a exemplary service, explaining everything in detail, at times to suit you day or evening. He made the whole process run smoothly for us (during lock down).
My wife and I cannot thank Iain Wanstall enough for the help and advice he gave us with rewriting our wills. We felt very at ease with the whole situation.
Iain went through the whole process in great detail and ensured we were happy with all the relevant options open to us. He ensured that we completed the wills to our satisfaction and he had no issues with us asking further questions by email. Iain was both very professional and clear with in his instructions. Even when we did not fully understand some of the legal parts he was happy to explain again until we did!
Iain was also very helpful on general advice and we have already recommended him to family because of the help and support that he offered us throughout the whole process.
On behalf of my family, I would like to thank Iain Wanstall for the professional service he recently provided us with regards to the creation of a Will.
He made what appeared to be a complex situation really straightforward and guided us through all the stages, with as much input and advice as we needed. Even with the interruption of the Covid-19 lockdown, he adapted his processes to still manage the final signing and filing of the documents. He has always been on the end of the phone or an email to answer any questions we have had along the way – we would certainly recommend his legal services to others.
During my associations with Iain over a number of years prior to and as founder of Wanstall Consulting, the level of service, timeliness and personal attention to detail have always been exemplary. Iain has been involved with the formulation of Will Documents and LPA’s for myself and my family members and the results have always been outstanding. Iain also has a large network of alliances with other professionals in the field of Law and has, on at least one occasion, introduced me to specialists in other areas, who have also proved to be of a very high calibre. To anybody thinking of using Iain’s services I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending him.
I think your positive response to this tricky situation in finding an alternative solution(s) to continue with your business is a very good example that we can all benefit from…it’s too easy to use this lockdown as an excuse to shut down and withdraw.
Good luck and best wishes,
Thank you very much for all of your help, advice and support in writing my new will. Everything was handled and explained in a very professional, efficient, polite and friendly manner, for which I am most grateful.
I have no reservation in highly recommending your services to my friends and family.
Sincerest thanks for everything.
Owner and consultant