Emergency Wills

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Emergency Wills

Set up an emergency will, or a same-day will, with the expert wills, trusts, tax and succession planning team at JMW Solicitors by contacting us today. We will use our comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of the laws and processes in relation to wills to have your new will set up as quickly as possible, without sacrificing quality for time.

Award-winning team

Our team is recognised in Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500. We have won industry awards, including Team of the Year at the Manchester Legal Awards.

Diverse clients

We have assisted with a range of complex requirements for a variety of charities and high-net-worth clients, including families, business owners, entrepreneurs, sports professionals, and entertainers.


Our team is made up of young, dynamic solicitors who understand the environments you operate in and the need for bespoke succession planning.

Contact us as soon as possible to get your emergency will organised. Call 0345 872 6666, or fill out our online enquiry form and we will call you back at a time convenient for you.

Efficient Emergency Wills Experts

If you have sadly been diagnosed with a terminal illness or have been taken into end-of-life care, you may need to make an emergency will. The team at JMW Solicitors can work with you to create and register your will within 48 hours, or an agreed timescale based on your personal circumstances and needs. Our goal will always be to help you create your will with the least stress possible.

One of our solicitors will arrange to visit you in your home, hospital, or wherever you are located to work with you on drafting a will. If this is not possible geographically, we are able to facilitate video meetings to have the whole process completed virtually and speed up the process. We will help you to understand the process of wills creation, execution and administration in an easily digestible way with minimal legal jargon so you understand the importance of the will, what you are doing within it and what it means for those people involved.

Emergency wills are subject to the same process that normal wills are.

The following must be true for the will to be deemed valid:

  • You must be aged 18 or over
  • You must have made your will voluntarily and while mentally sound
  • You must have made your will in writing

You must sign your will and your signature must be witnessed by two independent witnesses, who must be at least 18 years old, have no personal interest in the will, and must not be related to the testator (person making the will).

If a doctor determines that you do not have the sufficient mental capacity to create a will, you will be unable to prepare this yourself. In extenuating circumstances, the Court of Protection can authorise a statutory will to be produced, but this can be timely and costly so may not be a feasible option in these circumstances.

Why Choose JMW?

Our solicitors understand the sensitivity and efficiency with which emergency wills must be made. We have decades of experience working with clients who are in end-of-life care and, due to this experience, understand the wills process in depth. Our service will allow you to make the best will possible in the most urgent of circumstances - you can trust our team to realise your objectives.

Our award-winning service has led JMW Solicitors to be recognised by The Legal 500 as a top UK law firm. With offices based in Manchester, Liverpool and London, we can reach you wherever you are in the country.

Talk to Us 

Get your emergency will process started today by calling us on 0345 872 6666, or by filling out an online contact form. We will return your call and arrange a good time to discuss your situation, inform you of whether we can work with you to create your emergency will, and lay out a plan.