In 2001, the founders and directors of Goodwills Ltd, then Complete Wills Ltd. Graham Bushell and Jim Goddard, were looking to build a Willwriting company with an ethical approach to the public and their estate planning needs.
Jim Goddard, a former training and support officer for the Willwriters Association and the Association of Lawyers and Legal Advisers, and a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) is responsible for training the Goodwills team of professionals employed in our legal department.
Graham Bushell, a former regional manager to one of the then largest financial services companies in the UK, Abbey Life, has used his experience to recruit, market and develop the Goodwills team of specialist Willwriting consultants. His network of contacts have encouraged over 300 financial advisers to use Goodwills as a provider for their clients Wills and Trusts.
Together, the Goodwills team of consultants, professional advisers, office staff, and willdrafters work to provide cost effective products for our clients. This has made us one of the fastest growing Willwriting organisations in the country.
With knowledge developed through our ongoing training program, our consultants can explain solutions to some of the most complex family and tax related problems.
Our consultants' training ensures that the solutions they explain to clients will be clearly understood and will make sense. We do not believe in the "one size fits all" approach to advice. Our ethical standards and our code of practice ensure that our clients enjoy the very highest level of care and consideration.
Goodwills became part of the solicitors group, Premier Solicitors. Then in 2014 the name was changed to Goodwills Legal Services Ltd. As a result of our hard work and effort, our clients now have access to an increasing amount of products designed not only to provide the specialised legal documents associated with a traditional Willwriting company, but also other benefits such as trust related products, a probate advice service, and property conveyancing.