Welcome to Thornton & Baines Legal.

Here you will find information on Will-writing, advice on reducing Inheritance Tax and creating trusts, and guidance on Lasting Powers of Attorney. We are fully committed to the financial needs of our members.

The Best Quality

We will always ensure that our specialist advisers are on hand for your lifetime needs, meaning you can concentrate on enjoying life, whilst we concentrate on securing your future and the needs of your loved ones.

Our Vision

We hold old fashioned values without antiquated systems, bringing quality back to your high street, with a friendly smile and a trustworthy service that you turn to for any of your legal needs.

Our Mission

We aim to be the number one service provider in the UK, offering a bespoke service for all our members’ legal needs. Our sole aim is to add significant value to our members by increasing their future security.


Our services are always high quality and professional

Inheritance Tax

Inheritance Tax (IHT) is a levy that is to be paid on any estate over the value of £325,000 for a single person or £650,000 for a couple these are known as the Nil Rate Bands.


In a Discretionary Trust, the trustees have the discretion over whether to pay out the income to any beneficiary or to accumulate it in the trust and add it to the capital.

Power of Attorney

A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legal document that enables a third party to make decisions on your behalf if you lose mental capacity.

Will Planning

A charge to IHT arises when someone dies or when assets transferred are to a Discretionary Trust or to a Company.
Free 90 Minute Online Consultation, Zoom, Skype or Microsoft teams

We can take instructions immediately.

Draft Will issued within 24 hours.

Posted 24 hours after the final draft is approved.

All wills are heat-sealed in a book bound leather effect cover.

We are the best

What We Do

Most people we see, are not aware of the many things they can easily do to improve their situation and protect their, wishes, values and estate for themselves and their loved ones. As Estate Planning, is not just what happens when you die; its always, what to do while you are alive. We can, of course, organise a simple, straightforward will for you. The service is super easy and fast as well.

However, most people want the best for the lowest price, our in-depth service, which ensures clients are well informed, and all potential scenarios are covered, will deliver these outcomes. We offer this service for the same price, meaning you simply choose what’s best for you. Straightforward will planning, or In-depth

The in-depth service.

Firstly we get to know you.We call this our Fact Finding processes. Firstly we establish what assets you have, any properties you may own or partly own, as well as any banks or savings accounts. Then compile a list of any other liquid assets. If you are potentially affected by IHT, we go into further detail as well, such as previous gifts, trusts, business assets and a full detailed appraisal of the facts. Then we would find out who and what is important to you with regards to potential situations you may find yourself in the future. Our questions and interview process designed to deliver efficient and comfortable service as possible, while ensuring no stone goes unturned.

Unique Goal Planning

Then we take you through our unique goal planning tool. This picture lead experience, helps you visualise over 50 different scenarios. Along with the associate or consultant, you will together prioritise the most important things for you.


Assess Risk

Then we assess your risk, which you can layer over your investments, to ensure they will deliver as you hoped—a critical part of estate planning.
The help of Oxford Risk.
Oxford Risk is a spin-out company of the University of Oxford, offering solutions for investor risk profiling for any investments you may have. Devised from decades of academic research into the measurement of psychological traits, the format uses psychometric questions to evaluate your overall willingness to take a risk, delivering accurate and consistent results.

These three crucial steps will ensure that we consider everything for your estate planning needs, from carefully considering the facts to your goals and how your attitude towards risk, can structure what level of protection you seek.


£ 195 You will Receive
  • Your leather effect book bound Will.
  • Your personalised goal report.
  • Your separate Oxford Risk assessment report.




Wills Completed

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Meetings Per Month

About us

Estate Planners & Inheritance Tax Advisers

Legal solutions can be tailored to each individual member and due to our professional and personal approach we are able to form lifelong, strong and trustworthy relationships with our members. We pride ourselves in doing whatever it takes in order to meet the needs of all of our members and assist them in confidently moving forward into the future.

Inheritance Tax planning, Will writing, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Trust creations are not regulated by the FCA. Tax treatment depends on the individual circumstances of each client and may be subject to change in the future.


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