Will writing

The Will Writing Company

The Will Writing Company, part of The Estate Planning Group, went into administration on 14 February 2018.

The Society has been informed that the database of The Will Writing Company has been acquired by Deedbank (Document Storage) Limited. Please note that Deedbank, who may currently hold your will or other documents, is continuing to trade. If you have any queries regarding your current arrangements with Deedbank, you should contact them directly.

The Family Trust Corporation continued to provide its services under the new ownership and management of Philips Trust Corporation. On 22 April 2022 Philips Trust Corporation went into administration. Geoffrey Bouchier and James Saunders of Kroll Advisory Limited have been appointed as joint administrators. Further information can be found on the Philips Trust Corporation website.

The Society doesn't have any relationship or arrangements with Philips Trust Corporation, Deedbank, The Family Trust Corporation or any other third party organisations, and therefore can't provide advice on what action you should take. You can find a suitable solicitor via the SRA (Solicitors Regulation Authority) website.

McClure’s Solicitors

Between 2003 and 2010, The Will Writing Company referred Leeds Building Society customers to McClure Solicitors, who provided legal advice on matters such as trusts and estate planning.

The Society is aware that McClure Solicitors entered into Administration on 29 April 2021, and Jones Whyte LLP have acquired the goodwill, work in progress and certain assets of McClure.

If you’ve had dealings with McClure Solicitors in the past and now have some queries about how this could affect you, then please contact Jones Whyte LLP directly. Leeds Building Society doesn’t have a relationship or any arrangements with Jones Whyte LLP, and therefore we’re unable to provide advice on what action you should take.

If you want some independent legal advice, you can find a suitable solicitor via the SRA (Solicitors Regulation Authority).