Welcome to The Will Academy from Will and Probate Services.

Our online portal is designed to help you to develop an in-depth knowledge of Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and everything that is involved in creating the correct Estate Plan for your Clients

We also introduce you to the Probate and Estate Administration so that you can be confident that you are giving the right advice to families who have suffered a bereavement.

Our franchisees will find a comprehensive section on running and marketing their business which when used with the resources that are available on our intranet create a sure-fire path to success.

Finally, the section for our staff will take you through everything you ever needed to know about what we do, as well as how and why we do it.


Will and Probate Services is one of the leading Independent Estate Planning firms in the UK. Professionally run by qualified paralegals we specialise in Later-life and post-death planning and administration. Established for 14 years, our organisation is led by one of the most respected figures in the Will Writing Sector – Nicholas Ash, a Fellow of the Institute of Paralegals.

We can help across all will writing and probate situations, including understanding and planning your Will, help with how to get probate, understanding Executors duties or assisting with Lasting Powers of Attorney and the Court of Protection. For long term care and estate planning, we can help with Trusts and the types of trusts that will meet YOUR exact requirements. We can also offer advice on Inheritance Tax.

So, what are you waiting for – lets get started. Register now

The Will Academy – Frequently asked questions

The Will Academy is a resource that teaches Estate Planning and Administration. Everything from how to write a Will or make a lasting power of attorney to how to get Probate and administer an estate. It also contains specialist modules on running an Estate Planning business, dealing with the Court of Protection, Islamic Wills and Inheritance Tax planning.

Currently The Will Academy is only for the agents, staff and franchisees of Will and Probate Services, so unless you fall into one of these categories the answer is currently no. As we develop the site public courses may well become available and the site will be updated.

No. The Will Academy is a series of practical courses designed to teach candidates about the Estate Planning world. Completion of the courses allows the candidate to work within the Will and Probate Services network. The courses are broadly based on the syllabus laid down in the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) courses and provide an excellent grounding should you decide to go on to take a formal CILEx qualification.  

Our tutors are all qualified and experienced Estate Planning specialists. 

Nicholas Ash (Q. INST. PA) is Managing Director of Will and Probate Services, serves on the industry’s professional standards board and is a respected tutor for the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives. 

Mariam Khan (GCILEx) heads up our Islamic Wills department, she has a qualification in Islamic Jurisprudence and teaches the Quran at her local mosque. 

Kloe Davis (Q. INST. PA) is a licensed probate practitioner, and a graduate of CILEx.