Luke Taylor

Head of Wills, Trusts and Probate

Luke Taylor

Direct Dial: 01252 550 428

Emma Warner

Direct Dial: 01252 550436

Wills, Trusts & Probate


We are pleased to reassure Clients that the Wills and Probate department is still providing a full service.

We are able to process matters as usual, but are not working face to face.

If you have any queries, including if you require a quote, please email Emma Warner ( or Brenda Turner (

First - we'll listen...

What matters most to you when planning your own affairs or dealing with the affairs of a loved one?

  • you’ll want someone to take time to listen and talk through your wishes and concerns, and
  • you’ll need the job done with serious legal expertise and
  • you’ll want to know how much it is going to cost you.


We’ll do all of that for you….

….but we care equally about how we deliver that service.  You’ll find our people warm, friendly and informal:  you’ll find us happy to give the time you need to make decisions.

And if you find it difficult to travel, we’ll willingly visit you at home.

We list our specialist areas below – where you can find some useful information and guidance.

Please give Luke Taylor or Emma Warner a call (without obligation) to discuss your needs and obtain a quote. For price transparency information click here.

What we will do for you

  1. First, we’ll listen
  2. Then we’ll ask questions
  3. Then we’ll advise
  4. And then we’ll do what you ask us....
    quickly, simply and at the cost we’ve agreed.

Contact us by phone or email whenever you are ready.

Our Wills, Trusts and Probate team


Luke Taylor


Head of Wills, Trusts and Probate

Luke Taylor

Direct Dial:01252 550 428

Email Luke Taylor

Luke qualified as a Solicitor in 2000 and has been a Partner since 2013.

He is head of the Wills, Trusts and Probate Department and is STEP qualified.

Luke has a particular interest in acting for the elderly as advisor or attorney, administering their financial affairs and tax planning, and in setting up and administering Trusts for the disabled.


Emma Warner

Wills, Trusts and Probate Executive

Emma Warner

Direct Dial:01252 550436

Email Emma Warner

Emma has been a Private Client Executive since 2012, specialising in Wills, Probate and Court of Protection matters. She works closely with Luke Taylor.

Wills, Trusts and Probate specialisms


Power of Attorney

Tax Planning and Trusts

Court of Protection

Will Disputes

We were exceedingly happy with the way Emma Warner conducted our affairs. She was very sensitive to our specific problems.

Case Ref. WIL2589

Options were explained clearly and processed quickly and efficiently.

Case Ref. WIL3151

I found Emma Warner easy to talk to. She made me feel at ease discussing delicate subjects. Reception staff are friendly and the reception area bright and comfortable.

Case Ref. WIL3100

Luke Taylor is always helpful and a pleasure to deal with.

Case Ref. WIL3107

Everyone I had any dealings with were very professional and helpful.

Case Ref. WIL3092

Luke Taylor provided clarity in all aspects of the work undertaken, with prompt responses to telephone or email queries.

Case Ref. WIL3040

Emma Warner has assisted me in several legal matters over the last couple of years. She is extremely professional, efficient and explains the legal matters clearly in an understandable way. A good service with great people.

Case Ref. WIL2869

Thanks to Luke Taylor. Excellent,

Case Ref. WIL3164

It was a pleasure to work with Luke who is helpful, reliable, trustworthy and reasonable.

Case Ref. WIL2800

As always, Luke was incredibly kind, professional, helpful and knowledgeable. We wouldn't use anyone else. Having experienced other firms all our interactions with Woodford Stauffer have been exceptional.

Case Ref. WIL3053

I would like to thank Luke Taylor for helping me in a very difficult situation.

Case Ref. WIL3187

Emma Warner provided me with an excellent, courteous, friendly and very professional service.

Case Ref. WIL3146

Emma (Warner) was very helpful, thank you.

Case Ref. WIL3181

Emma W was very helpful & very clear.

Case Ref. WIL3153&WIL3135

Emma Warner was excellent all round. We are extremely pleased to have found Woodford Stauffer and would definitely recommend your company.

Case Ref. WIL3200

It was good to be spoken to clearly without too much "legal jargon". Thank you for your help.

Case Ref. WIL3021

A far more pleasant experience than we had had with another firm that we approached.

Case Ref. WIL3249

Emma Warner - always courteous and patient. Excellent communicator, efficient and organised - Thank you - we were recommended to use Woodford Stauffer by friends. We felt in safe hands - always.

Case Ref. WIL3126

Luke Came to my home, and was most helpful with my Will.

Case Ref. WIL3280

Luke Taylor was friendly, helpful, patient and clear throughout all our involvement.

Case Ref. WIL3278

Luke explained things clearly, was patient, and was generous with his time. My wife and I were pleased with his kind and professional manner regarding our Wills and LPA's.

Case Ref. WIL3209

Emma Warner provided us with a very supportive service which helped us through our mother's estate.

Case Ref. WIL2850

Thoroughly pleased with the service and Emma Warner was friendly + professional and answered all our questions. We have already recommended to family and friends.

Case Ref. WIL3291

Emma Warner has given me excellent service throughout, in dealing with my late husband's estate. I have already recommended Woodford Stauffer to various friends, and neighbours. It has made my life so much easier getting to grip with the new way forward for me - thank you.

Case Ref. WIL2616

Thanks both to Emma Warner and Luke Taylor for their professional assistance in obtaining LPAs for myself and appointed attorneys. Excellent service throughout as always. Would certainly recommend Woodford Stauffer Solicitors to others. Thank you.

Case Ref. WIL3228

We have dealt with Woodford Stauffer for 20 years - always a top class service.

Case Ref. WIL3269

Emma Warner was extremely helpful, kind and understanding. I would definitely recommend Woodford Stauffer. Their service was second to none.

Case Ref. WIL3227

Really happy with Emma Warner. She was always there for me!

Case Ref. WIL3296

We have already recommended you and the person recommended was too very pleased with the service he received.

Case Ref. WIL3131