Like the majority of people, making a Will was an important decision that was avoided, but life events brought it to the fore. 

We need not have worried, our Will was handled by Jamie Dobbs of Maples Solicitors with professional expertise that made us feel relaxed from our first meeting, explaining everything step by step.  

I can't recommend their service highly enough, giving us both peace of mind.


Mrs A Toal was very professional and supported me throughout the troubling time. Mrs Toal always had time to explain anything which I didn't understand - she really went above and beyond. Thank you very much for all your help and the advise [sic] you gave me - I am now able to have my child overnight. Highly recommend!


For a layman to walk in off the street will [sic] low expectations after visiting other solicitors to be told I could see someone immediately, discuss requirements, receive full and understandable requirement and advice, and complete all paperwork.  All for almost half of other quotes for same job.  Absolutely superb.  


I saw Miss Jamie Dobbs to make a new Will. Jamie was on time, friendly and listened to what I wanted. She immediately made me feel at ease. She was also very efficient, sending me a copy of my draft Will via email later the same day. I would highly recommend her.


Mike Pepper and his team have been my chosen legal firm since 1994. I have always found (and my family) have always been treated as individuals and listened to, our needs always met and pricing extremely fair.

Many thanks for years of fantastic service.


Many thanks for your excellent work on my behalf.  You were persistent, fair and above all their [sic] for me especially with it being my first time.  From the first visit, telephone call you were very helpful so was your secretary.  I had the best possible outcome in my case.  No regrets.  Thank you.


James Turner was extremely helpful with our buying process.  Everything went smoothly.  We are very happy with the level of professionalism demonstrated by the office.  Highly recommended solicitors.  Will definitely do business with them again.


We were very happy with the service we received from Maples staff.  We found staff very welcoming and professional.  I would certainly recommend Maples to all our friends.  


Donna has been helpful and professional every step of the way during the process.  Always on hand to answer any queries and totally professional and friendly at all times.  


Very satisfactory service provided with the sale of our property. Very efficient service from Donna please with how things were dealt and went. Communication easy via phone or email


Moving house is without doubt one of the most stressful things you can do, thankfully Maples helped me to sell my property with no added issues.  Their communication and professional skills were a welcome blessing! Recommended!!


As a first time property buyer, Maples helped me through every step and kept me informed throughout the progress.   The whole process felt controlled and was easier than I had imagined.  Thank you Mr Pepper and the rest of your team.


Having recently experienced very poor service from a different firm, Maples was a breath of fresh air. Mr Pepper was very knowledgeable, thorough and proactive. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him and Maples to anyone in need of a solicitor.


Jamie was a very pleasant young woman.  She listened carefully to what my wishes were for my Will and I received the documents as and when she promised.  I would recommend her to anyone. 


We recently used Maples when buying a house and were given all the help and advice we needed.  We couldn’t have asked for better.  No hidden extras.  Thank you.


Excellent service at all times.


David provided an excellent service despite the challenging requirements of the other side.


Maples Solicitors have very friendly staff.  Information and advice is given is very easy to understand, all levels of sevice [sic] is excellent.  Would highly recommend. 


I would highly recommend Maples Solicitors to anyone needing legal representation.  I was represented by Daven Naghen.  He was very helpful and professional, he made me feel more 'in control' of my case and I received the outcome that Daven initially expected.  


The service received from Maples, from the initial phone call through to the competition was above satisfactory.  I was kept up to date throughout the process and I received a response to any queries rapidly which was perfect.  Highly recommend Maples to anyone. 


Very satisfied with the level of service.  Everything we covered was explained clearly and nothing was too much trouble.  


I have had cause to use Maples Solicitors on a number of occasions for various legal matters.  At all times they were extremely professional and knowledgeable and looked to gain the best outcome possible.  I would have no hesitation in recommending them. 


Pleasant efficient service always kept informed during the process.


Maples Solicitors have just completed drawing up my Will for me, they are very efficient and professional and I can highly recommend them.


The service I received in the sale of my house and purchase of another home was superb.  If I need these services again I would us [sic] Maples again.


Maples are a company who deal with my legal requirements very professionally in all aspects.  I feel very satisfied with the results.  


I found it easy to make contact with the Solicitor responsible for my case, I was kept informed of progress and the staff were very efficient.  


Maples Solicitors provided an efficient friendly service at a reasonable price


I met Miss Dobbs as she was the lady who sorted out my late uncles estate.  I had never really dealt with a solicitor before.  But she had a great friendly and down to earth manner that really put me at ease.  It really banished the stuffy image that I had imagined.  She is young, friendly and very efficient.  I felt relaxed and at ease when I visited her.  I had regular friendly phone updates.  I would recommend her and Maples to anyone.  In fact I shall be back soon to make my own will.  


During a Stressful Period I received superb representation. I fully recommend Maples Solicitors.


After much deliberation on how to allocate our Will requirements Ms Jamie Dodds [sic] made the whole process easy to understand and everything was finalised very quickly, we would definitely recommend.


Miss Dobbs dealt with our application for grant of probate very professionally and sympathetically.  The Grant arrived speedily and we were very pleased with the service we experienced at this difficult time, after the death of our mother.  Many thanks!


I have been a client of Maples Solicitors LLP for many years now and have dealt with several solicitors for various needs and all have been friendly yet very efficient and expert in their particular field of work.

They go beyond their duty in providing a service that keeps you informed every step of the way relieving you of stress, by putting you at ease knowing as a client, you have put your business into very safe, friendly and very professional hands.

I have recommended Maples to others and will continue to highly recommend them in the future.


As a small business we needed reliable legal support on an occasional basis.  We have used Maples to draw up new contracts for our staff and to give us legal advice regarding a disciplinary matter. On-going we have chosen to pay for a yearly business legal support.  The advantage for us is that we can email or call Maples at any time, regarding any matter that crops up and get the right advice.  So far this has worked really well for us, especially as we know there are no hidden costs and it can be budgeted into the running costs across the year.


I found the staff to be helpful and informative and helpful [sic] me with the work I required completing and I would certainly give their name to friends as a very professional company.


We have engaged with Maples Solicitors LLP for over 40 years. They have advised and represented us through matters on a personal level, including property and Wills also on a professional level dealing with matters relating to our family business, including the sale of company and all that involved. Maples Solicitors, the partners and all colleagues that we have worked with have always been professional in their approach but shown a great deal of support at a personal level that has made us feel valued and respected. We have every confidence in recommending Maples Solicitors to anyone needing legal advice or support.


Maples offers a first class and non judgemental service.  All staff are kind and polite, with a range of legal advice that is carefully calculated from the information you provide.  I believe this is the peace of mind everyone in a dire situation really wants from such a professional organisation.  Personally I can’t thank the team enough for their hard work and patience and have no hesitation in recommending their service to anyone.


Excellent service. Having Anita as my solicitor was a huge support, she was professional as well as a tower of strength in difficult circumstances. I found everything concerning your service excellent.


The level of service provided by Maples exemplifies the value of using a local, long established firm of solicitors to obtain benefits of experience at sensible cost. The result being a thoroughly enjoyable experience.


I was very appreciative about the divorce proceedings. The advice given and the service I received made the proceedings straightforward and hassle free.


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Free Wills Month in October

Maples are pleased to announce that they are taking part in Free Wills Month throughout October. If you are aged 55 or over you can make your Will for free and have the opportunity to help one or more of the sponsoring charities in the process. Appointments are limited in number and are allocated on a first come first served basis.

For further details please contact a member of our Wills and Probate Department:-

Jane Mawer- jane.mawer@maplessolicitors.com
Jamie Dobbs- jamie.dobbs@maplessolicitors.com
Faye Blair- faye.blair@maplessolcitors.com

Or telephone the office 01775 722261 and ask to speak with one of the team.

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Gemma Mayer LLB

"I would highly recommend Maples Solicitors, especially Gemma Mayer, for any conveyancing work. The level of support and professionalism was excellent at all times. I also felt if I needed to ask or clarify anything that it was not an issue. Buying and selling a house is stressful enough, but Gemma helped me through it step by step."

Anita Toal LLB BA

"I think you are brilliant. You can use my comments above. You are efficient, friendly and quite clearly very good at what you do. Mainly you don’t leave people hanging around too long for." "So easy to talk to her and she understood what I wanted. She put me at ease and I cant thank her enough"

James Turner BA

James Turner was extremely helpful with our buying process. Everything went smoothly. We are very happy with the level of professionalism demonstrated by the office. Highly recommended solicitors. Will definitely do business with them again.

Daven Naghen LLB

"Daven provided an excellent service, from attending the first interview with me to the final court appearance. He filled me full of confidence that he would defend me to which he did and come out with an excellent outcome in view of my position that I had put myself in."

Faye Blair LLB

Faye was excellent, sensitive and acted very well to the time constraints we faced. Great service and dealt with compassion at such sad times made the process less painful very professional.

Jamie Dobbs ACILEx

Over the last forty years I have cause to deal with many law firms both in a personal and professional capacity, including some ‘top’ London Companies. In all of those dealings I have never found anyone as proactive and so willing to offer help and advice as Jamie Dobbs. During the last two years Jamie guided my parents through the completion of Lasting Powers of Attorney. Helped myself with the use of the LPA and recently dealing with Probate and Estate Administration following their death.

Mike Pepper MA

Mike Pepper gave us excellent advice. He was always most helpful and accommodating giving lucid explanations every step of the way. Thank you Mike.

Donna Sandison FCILEx

Donna has been helpful and professional every step of the way during the process. Always on hand to answer any queries and totally professional and friendly at all times.