Convenient Wills     The home visit will writing service

Stoke (01782) 639716

or     0800 072 5510

Useful Links

We hope you find the following helpful.

Office of the Public Guardian (“OPG”) -- For Lasting Powers of Attorney

Tel: 0300 456 0300

The OPG’s web site is now incorporated in the ‘’ website.

The site gives advice on Lasting Powers of Attorney (“LPA”) and Enduring Power of Attorney (“EPA”), including up-to-date fees charged by the Office of The Public Guardian and the Court of Protection.

You can download LPA Forms and guidance notes from their web site.

Before the LPA can be used it must be registered.  The registration forms can be also be downloaded from the same site.

You might want to note their telephone number above.  They do not advertise this number too well.

Note:  Although in theory the general public can make their own LPAs, by downloading the relevant forms and completing them, you might find it more effective to use our ‘home-visit’ service.

Charity Commission

Want to make a donation to charity?  Want to know how profitable a charity is, or its aims and objects, or identify a charity of your choice?    

This site enables you to search out the options, check a charity’s status, and identify their charity number.

HM Courts Service -- for Probate

Need to know how to arrange probate?  Require application forms?  This is the web site you need.

The main menu gives access to a wide range of information.

Application forms can be downloaded; just enter ‘probate’ into the search field on their website for a full list of relevant forms.

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NHS Organ Donor Register

Tel: 0300 123 23 23

This web site discusses organ donation and allows you to register on-line.

HM Revenue and Customs  - IHT Manual

This web site gives access to the HMRC’s inheritance tax manual.

The manual is comprehensive, providing detailed and specific advice on Inheritance tax.

You may need to think a little ‘outside of the box’ when trying to locate the information you need; the information is there but finding it is sometimes a little difficult.

Land Registry

The Land Registry’s web site is now incorporated in the ‘’ website.

You might want to note their help-line telephone number - 0300 006 0411 - as it is not clearly advertised.

To search the Land Registry will cost you £3. You will need to create an ‘account’ with them to use their ‘portal’ service.

You can download the forms necessary to (say) sever the tenancy of a property by downloading the forms from this web site.

The Dove Service

This charity provides valuable and much needed support for people [living in Staffordshire and Cheshire] who are experiencing the consequences of a bereavement, or any other form of trauma.  Professional staff will help you through your time of need.

This is our supported charity.

Keele Medical School

Do you want to donate your body to medical science?  The Keele Medical School web site has a number of downloads available to help you - see the bottom of their page.  

If you live locally to Stoke-on-Trent / Newcastle-under-Lyme and want more information then you should speak to:

Bequeathals Office

School of Medicine Anatomy Facility

Keele University

Keele, Staffs   ST5 5BG

Tel:   01782 734690


They will give you advice on  donating your body for medical research, and supply you with the necessary forms.

If you live further afield then speak to your local NHS hospital in the first instance; they will direct you to the local training medical school.

Funeral Inspirations

A resource site for anyone who is contemplating planning their funeral arrangements.  It includes many unusual options to celebrate a person’s life.

Cheshire Ceremonies

The proprietor - Shena Lewington - specialises in providing non-religious funeral services across Cheshire and Staffordshire.  Her web site has information on verses and readings too.


Need another professional service? You could find the answer from the searchable web site.

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