WDS Associate

ABOUT US

WDS Associates is a major Legal Services company operating across the whole of England and Wales. The company was one of the first companies to offer a fixed 1% fee for probate services to the general public. This year the company is celebrating its 30th trading anniversary.

Also, being awarded Winner of the 2020 Bristol Prestige Award – as Legal Service Specialist of the year. We have received the  accolade of being the most Innovative Law Firm of 2016, 2017 and most recently the 2018 Global Excellence Award for best Will and Probate Law Firm in the UK by Acquisition International.

EXPERIENCED

The team at WDS Associates prides itself on being highly experienced in all manor of legal service requirements and Estates of all sizes, it also has a particular specialism in end-of-life financial advice.

Many of us know that we should make a Will, but it tends to be something we put off for various reasons; simple inertia, not wanting to think about it, or a reluctance to discuss our finances, but mostly from a fear that the process might be complex and expensive.

Our friendly experienced team at WDS are experienced in all aspects of end of life provision and will talk you through the process, making it comparatively easy, while our fixed fee structure ensures that you will always know what your costs will be. The company provides a bespoke Will writing service of the highest standard to the public, IFA’s, accountants and many other professional bodies.

Billy Murray Billy Murray "Every adult should make a Will regardless of age, with the experience of WDS Associates Legal Services I was able to do this, give my family peace of mind and put my affairs in order." Actor/Producer Michael Van Gerwen Michael Van Gerwen "It's great to see WDS sponsoring the JDC European & World Junior darts championships. Thanks for your support guys." World Darts Champion Terry Stone Terry Stone "WDS Associates took care of the Will for my family and all my relatives. I thoroughly recommend them to anyone thinking about doing a Will." Actor/Producer Barry Daniels Barry Daniels "In an uncertain world, I believe it to be important to have your affairs in order to avoid leaving a burden for family and friends. I used WDS Associates many years ago and would not hesitate in recommending them." Founder of the Rhys Daniels Trust Chris Sanigar Chris Sanigar "I have been a client of WDS for many years, congratulations on over 25 years in business.

Keep up the good work."
Boxing Promoter
Bob Woodward OBE Bob Woodward OBE "I have been involved with WDS since 1994 and as a client I cannot think of a better company to recommend than WDS."

Founder of the Clic Charity
Tony Spredbury Tony Spredbury "I became a client of WDS in 1994, not only did they provide excellent value for money, they visited my home at a time that suited me for no extra charge." International Rugby Referee Mark Dudbridge Mark Dudbridge "Would not hesitate to recommend your company and the value for services you provide."

World Darts Champion
Mark (Rhino) Smith Mark (Rhino) Smith "Even a Gladiator needs to make a Will. I found the service they provided first class." Gladiator/Actor Donald Pickering Donald Pickering
"I have been a client of WDS since 1998 and I am happy to recommend them for the services they provide. They also support many charities and worthy causes." Actor
Kane Power Kane Power "I would like to thank WDS for their kind support in furthering my acting career. Also their care and attention when dealing with both my grandparents' Wills after their passing was amazing. Cannot recommend this amazing company enough." Singer/Actor Graham Day Graham Day "Myself and my family have been using WDS since 1995 and have always been impressed with the price and service they provide." Footballer

The company also specialises in Trusts, Power of Attorney, Severance of Tenancy and other associated legal documents, with a full support team based at its operations centre in Bristol. WDS Associates are members of PALS (The Professional Association of Legal Services). 

By Making a Will, you can leave your property and other possessions to whomever you choose (your ‘beneficiaries’), although, of course reasonable provision should be made for your dependents. 

Equally, you can specify how your assets are to be distributed. If you are an unmarried couple, (whether its a same sex relationship), writing a Will ensures that your partner will be provided for after you have gone. If you are divorced, you can state in your Will whether you wish to leave anything for your former spouse.

There are also a number of financial considerations that make writing a Will a sensible option. By making a Will, you can also choose the people who administer the terms of the Will (your Executors) and give them useful administrative powers. 

In addition to our legal work WDS Associates support many charities including the RSPCA and the ESS (Emergency Services Show).

SPONSORS

The company is also one of the sponsors of World Boxing Champion Lee Haskins and World Darts Champion Mark Dudbridge. 2017 marked the inaugural WDS Associates World Junior Darts Championship in association with the Junior Darts Corporation. WDS Associates are also proud sponsors of local football clubs Hengrove Athletic and Bitton AFC, who have recently named their shared ground the WDS Legal Services Stadium.

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