Wills & Probate

Death can be a conversation stopper. But like its bedfellows, 'life' and 'taxes' we still need to plan for it.

Make or renew a Will

Making a Will means you can leave as few problems as possible for those you leave behind.

Our Will service starts from as little as £300 including VAT for a standard single Will and £500 including VAT for joint Wills (where both partners make their Wills at the same time) - giving you peace of mind in case something should happen.

Arrange a free initial consultation with one of our specialist lawyers and we'll discuss your circumstances and what type of Will is suitable for you, before you decide whether or not to go ahead.

We have years of experience in drawing up Wills and keeping you informed about what is best for you and your family. Whether it is changes to Capital Gains Tax, Inheritance Tax or changes in property prices – you need to know and make informed decisions about your Will.

Support for a Charity

If you currently support a charity that's close to your heart, did you know you can also continue supporting them once you are gone?

If  you wish to leave a gift or donation to a charity or an organisation in your Will, we can arrange this for you for no extra charge. Another one of the benefits of our fixed fee Wills service.

How we can help:

Writing Your Will

Inheritance Planning

Administration of Estates

Power of Attorney

Property trusts for unmarried couples

Protection of elderly client assets

Court of Protection matters



Administering an estate can be a complex and time-consuming affair, especially to those unfamiliar with the process.

The process of proving that a deceased person’s Will is valid and then giving their Personal Representatives the right to deal with their assets and estate, is what's known as Probate.

Our specialist lawyers have the experience and expertise to ensure that all the complications following a death are dealt with - whether a Will exists or not.

We can help with all of the arrangements - such as Inheritance Tax, property sale, pensions, shares, bank accounts, unpaid bills, business interests or claims against the estate.


We offer the personal touch at what can be an emotional time and when it may feel that the number of questions outweigh the number of answers.


For help and legal advice, call us on 01284 701131.
You can also contact us here
or pop in and see us at 20 Whiting Street, Bury St Edmunds - we have free parking on site!

Solicitors, here to help, Suffolk

Meet our Wills & Probate Team

Priscilla Ivory Wills and Probate Solicitor Burnett Barker

Wills & Probate Solicitor
Priscilla Ivory

Henrietta Brett Wills and Probate Solicitor Burnett Barker

Wills & Probate Solicitor
Henrietta Brett

Jane Mcllroy Probate Executive Burnett Barker Solicitors

Probate Executive
Jane Mcllroy

Anna Bartram Wills and Probate Burnett Barker

Wills & Probate Secretary
Anna Bartram

Brenda King Wills and Probate Secretary Burnett Barker

Wills & Probate Secretary
Brenda King

Related news & insights

The importance of remembering a charity in your Will

By News Desk

This week (7th – 13th September 2015) is ‘Remember a Charity in Your Will Week’. 74% of the UK population supports charities and when asked almost half of those people say they would be happy to leave a charitable gift in their will once family and friends are provided for. The problem is that very few actually do. If just 4% more did, it would generate an extra £1 billion for UK charities every year. On 5th July 2015, to help raise awareness for leaving a gift to charity in your Will, 6 Extreme Will Writers, an Extreme Solicitor and many others,…

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There’s a Legend in All of Us

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Every day, people are doing legendary things for good causes – sky diving, mountain climbing, marathon running to name a few. Gifts in Wills are lesser known, but equally legendary acts in the way they support charities. They are worth more than £2bn to UK charities a year, an amount equivalent to nearly 20 Comic Reliefs. Without gifts in Wills, many charities wouldn’t exist today. That’s why we’re proud to be supporting Remember A Charity in your Will Week, running from 8 to 14 September. The week is the perfect opportunity to think about how you can do something legendary…

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Thanks for Supporting the Hospice Wills Week 2014!

By News Desk

This is an update to our earlier post, St Nicholas Hospice Wills Week 9-13 June 2014. I’m really pleased to report that we’ve now filled all of our available slots under the scheme for this year. However, we may yet have some cancellations, so if you have decided to go ahead and make your Will but have just missed out this time, do please phone Brenda King on 01284 701131 to be put on the “reserve” list. We’ve already allocated our time, so we’re keen to make sure that it is still put to use if an appointment is cancelled. Other firms involved in the…

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For help and legal advice, call Burnett Barker Solicitors on 01284 701131. You can also send us a message via this website, or pop in and see us at 20 Whiting Street, Bury St Edmunds - we have free parking on site!

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