About Us

Charter Wills Limited has offices in Ipswich and Manchester. We cover the whole of England and Wales, although most of our clients are based in London and the South East. Our objective is to provide a friendly and professional Will writing service of the highest standards to our clients, financial advisers and other professionals with whom we conduct business.

Convenience and Confidence

As we understand the sensitive nature of our services, we offer home visits, video consultations and phone meetings to make you as comfortable as possible while preparing your Will. This way, you are able to discuss your affairs in confidence without any unnecessary hassle or inconvenience, and we can take the time to gain an in-depth insight into your specific situation and the requirements for your Will.

Highest Professional Standards

Our directors, Steve Wilkes and Philip Pamment, are affiliate members of STEP (the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners), they are also full members of, and voluntarily regulated by, the Society of Will Writers with almost 40 years of experience between them. This means we work to the highest professional standards and at a reasonable cost. We always aim to provide a competent, objective service rooted in integrity and courtesy. Chris White, who many of our clients will know well, retired from the business in 2020, but he is still available to undertake appointments for us.

As a firm, we are committed to continuing professional development and to keeping abreast of changes in the law and practice relating to Will writing and our associated products and services. By upholding this corporate commitment, we are able to provide information and advice that is as up-to-date as possible, so you can rest assured that your Will is both legally accurate and suited to your unique circumstances.

Added Security and Support

Above all, it is important to us that our clients feel confident their estate and final wishes will be properly handled. We have therefore taken additional precautions to protect our clients, by having full and comprehensive Professional Indemnity Insurance in place that insures the work we do to a level of 2.5 million of liability on each and every case.

A Safe Pair of Hands

This is the type of added value we offer to give you peace of mind when dealing with matters relating to your estate – by keeping you in safe, competent hands every step of the way while you make some of the most important decisions of your life.


Reason 1:

You can choose who will inherit your property, your money and your possessions

Reason 2:

You can appoint Guardians for young children

Reason 3:

You can even save tax after you die, to the benefit of your loved ones

Reason 4:

You can establish Trusts to protect young or less able beneficiaries

Reason 5:

You can plan for the care of family pets or leave money to charity

Reason 6:

You can protect the value of your home