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Seeking legal advice can ensure that the decisions we make now for events in later life are recorded and actioned. This could be in relation to Enduring Powers of Attorney, Inheritance tax, gifting, nursing home fees, general taxation advice as well as will writing.

Why make a will?

Writing a will is a crucial way to ensure that your wishes are carried out after your death. It is something you should do sooner rather than later. It needn’t be a complicated or expensive process and it means your loved ones can carry out your wishes easily.

Find a solicitor

A solicitor can advise on a wide range of legal issues. The Law Society of Northern Ireland is the regulatory and representative body for solicitors in Northern Ireland.

The Law Society can provide you with the contact details for solicitors in your local area. You can view the Law Society Solicitors Directory at

If you don't have access to the internet you can phone the Law Society on 028 9023 1614 and request a 'hard copy' list of solicitors.

Solicitors who work with us

We work with various solicitors throughout Northern Ireland, who are aware of our work and the importance of legal issues affecting older people. Many of these solicitors will offer a free initial consultation.

A&L Goodbody - Andrew Spratt
6th Floor, 42/46 Fountain Street, Belfast, BT1 5EF
T: 028 9031 4466 

Armstrong Solicitors - Sharon Taylor
298 Antrim Road, Glengormley, Newtownabbey, BT36 5EG
T: 028 9085 5955

Cleaver Fulton Rankin - Michael Graham
50 Bedford Street, Belfast, BT2 7FW
T: 028 9024 3141

Edwards & Co Solicitors - Jenny Ebbage
28 Hill Street, Belfast, BT1 2LA
028 9032 1863

Francis Hanna & Co - Linda Johnston 
32-36 May Street, Belfast, BT1 4NZ 
T: 028 9024 3901

James Boston & Sullivan Solicitors - Paul Carson
1-3 Lombard Street, Belfast, BT1 1RB
T: 028 9032 0603
408 Woodstock Road, Belfast, BT6 9DQ
T: 028 9045 6601

L J Mallon & Co - Julie McBrien
9 English Street
Armagh, BT61 7BH
T: 028 3752 2512

Mackenzie & Dorman Solicitors - Jill McDowell
94-96 Holywood Road, Belfast
T: 028 9067 3211

McLernon Moynagh Solicitors - Roger McLernon
144 High Street, Holywood
T: 028 9042 2038

Napier & Sons Solicitors - John Gordon
1-9 Castle Arcade, Belfast, BT1 5DF
028 9024 4602

Thompsons Solicitors - Mark Jackson
39 Frances Street, Newtownards, BT23 7DW
028 9181 1652

Wilson Nesbitt Solicitors - Lenore Rice
33 Hamilton Road, Bangor, BT20 4LF
Hamilton House, 3 Joy Street, Belfast, BT2 8LE
Freephone 0800 840 9293

Please note Age NI does not recommend specific solicitors or businesses but offers the above information as a helpful starting point.

Age NI Wills and Estate Planning guide

The Age NI Wills and Estate Planning guide includes useful information on preparing your will.

Download your free copy (PDF)

Alternatively, email your name and address to or call 028 9024 5729.

Further information


Our Information guides are short and easy to digest, giving a comprehensive overview of the relevant topic. Information sheets and factsheets are longer with more detail, and are aimed at professionals.

You can download other guides in our series from publications

For more information: Age NI 028 9024 5729

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