Wills and Probate

When you're buying a home – whether it's your first step onto the property ladder or a family home – an important thing to consider is putting a Will in place to ensure that, in the event of your death, your wishes about who should inherit the property will be respected.


For those relocating to the Island a new Will is essential – only a Will which complies with the strict requirements of Jersey law can provide for who should inherit your Jersey home.


The process of drafting a Will is more complex in Jersey than in the UK or other jurisdictions and you will need specialist legal advice from a Jersey firm. Our experienced team, which works hand in hand with our top-tier ranked property law team, has an acute understanding of the needs of private individuals and is focused on providing a direct and efficient service.


Ogier's new will portal enables you, in your own space and time, to put together all of the information needed for us to draft a simple will for you. Your answers to our questionnaire will be put into a legal format and reviewed by our team before sending this to you so that you can make sure that it reflects your wishes. We will then arrange a meeting at our offices at which you will be able to sign your will. Enter your details in the simple form here to receive a unique login to our secure portal, and a list of things you might need to consider before getting started.


The following briefings will help you to understand how Jersey law applies to your circumstances and the things that you might wish to think about when making a Will.


Please contact a member of the team at wills@ogier.com for further information; if you would like a fee estimate for preparing a Will or Wills, please consider completing and sending us the Wills questionnaire.


Our range of services includes:

  • Advising upon all aspects of Jersey law in relation to the disposal of Real and Personal Estate
  • Drafting and witnessing Wills of Real and Personal Estate
  • Advising on the rights and duties of executors
  • Acting as executor
  • Advising beneficiaries in respect of their entitlements under a Will and at law
  • Online Jersey Wills Portal