Luke Taylor

Head of Wills, Trusts and Probate

Luke Taylor

Direct Dial: 01252 550 428

Emma Warner

Direct Dial: 01252 550436

Wills, Trusts & Probate

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

I was taken thought the steps of compiling my Will with Emma Warner who provided an excellent service for me and was extremely knowledgeable. The service was excellent as mentioned above. The only comment I would like to make is finding your office!

Case Ref. WIL3938

Emma Warner made the daunting task of making our Wills so easy and straightforward. We really appreciated her knowledge, support and understanding. We would most definitely recommend Woodford Stauffer to others.

Case Ref. WIL3905

Luke Taylor as always excellent. Good listening skills, straightforward help and information. No Jargon!

Case Ref. WIL3943

All staff were very polite and helpful. Emma was brilliant in drawing up my new Will, she accommodated my every wish. I would definitely recommend your services to everyone.

Case Ref. WIL4019

This is the third occasion that we have instructed you and will always do so should we need to in the future.

Case Ref. WIL4058

Annette Jameson gave excellent service in sometimes difficult circumstances. I would recommend Woodford Stauffer to others.

Case Ref. WIL3710

Emma Warner went above and beyond to complete my Will and sign despite my becoming housebound due to a car accident. Thanks to Aleena too. I would definitely recommend WS. This is my third dealing with WS and I have been completely satisfied each time.

Case Ref. WIL4083

Dear Emma Warner - We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your help and for being so understanding. You have been very efficient and professional and we would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone who needs help in the same way.

Case Ref. WIL3814

My son and I would like to thank you and your team for the excellent service.

Case Ref. WIL3965

I was very happy with the kindness and attention to detail from all, particularly Emma Warner. I already have recommended Woodford Stauffer!

Case Ref. WIL4067

Mr Luke Taylor and Mr Clive Barker were really kind at helping my family understand the “Family Trust”. I certainly would recommend Woodford Stauffer to others.

Case Ref. WIL3859

Luke Taylor was friendly and professional and prepared our Wills promptly and efficiently. His assistant was helpful on the phone. We have used Woodford Stauffer for many years and will continue to do so.

Case Ref. WIL4116

Emma Warner excellent. High quality service at all time. With thanks.

Case Ref. WIL4004

Emma Warner and Sue Norris have been brilliant! Thank you both! Would definitely recommend!

Case Ref. WIL3966

Thank you Emma Warner for the help, clear advice and promptness in everything.

Case Ref. WIL4076

Excellent assistance from Emma Warner and her team.

Case Ref. WIL4074

Mr Luke Taylor. Sensitive service, light touch. Thank you.

Case Ref. WIL3978

Luke was initially helping us with Probate and we had great service from him but when we experienced problems he referred us to Verity. Verity is a very competent and experienced lady who really took the time to understand problems we had. Moreover, she offered us a realistic assessment of the case at all times and the recommended actions we could take. I must say that having Verity on your side is very reassuring and she did indeed work with us to get the very best result possible.

Case Ref. CIV3302

Luke Taylor was very professional and helpful. All staff we were in contact with were kind and friendly. A very professional, helpful and friendly practice. A pleasure to do business with.

Case Ref. WIL3973/LT

Woodford Stauffer provide an excellent comprehensive service delivered by friendly and outstanding people.

Case Ref. WIL3992/EW

Emma Warner – excellent knowledge and advice.

Case Ref. WIL4021/EW

Aleena Latif was excellent from the start of the process of writing our Wills to the end. It was completed in 3 weeks from our first meeting. Aleena replied/answered our phone calls immediately and nothing was too much trouble. A valued employee and we will have no doubts but to recommend her/you to our friends and family. I used Woodford Stauffer 8 years ago when I moved house and were excellent then and still are.

Case Ref. LT/WIL4187

Luke Taylor great service and professionalism.

Case Ref. LT/WIL3979

Luke Taylor for very good service.

Case Ref. LT/WIL4175

We always find the staff at Woodford Stauffer most helpful answering any of our questions and queries promptly.

Case Ref. EW/WIL4052

Miss Emma Warner and her team did everything I wanted on both the Will and POAs. On the service I was provided I would not hesitate to recommend our firm.

Case Ref. EW/WIL4049

All the team were brilliant. Thank you.

Case Ref. EW/WIL4025

Emma Warner and Susan Norris were very efficient and kind. Yes, I would recommend your services to others.

Case Ref. WIL4173/EW

All matters handled in a capable and friendly manner by Emma Warner. Everything completed satisfactorily.

Case Ref. WIL4203/EW

When we discovered our previous solicitors had been closed down unexpectedly, Luke Taylor helped us most efficiently producing new Wills etc., so we could rest assured all was in order.

Case Ref. WIL4101/LT