About Us

APS Legal & Associates

APS Legal & Associates is one of the larger specialist estate planning and Will writing practitioner firms in the UK. We have Associates throughout the country able to advise you how to effectively protect your wealth and to provide Wills and other essential personal legal documents.

APS  is part of a wider group of family companies focused on the estate planning industry. With over 500 members of highly qualified staff and expert consultants within our group of companies, we are one of the most trusted and reliable probate and estate administration companies in the UK.

APS are NATIONAL BY STRUCTURE, but LOCAL BY NATURE leading the way in caring and responsible estate planning and administration and also Probate.

It is our very commitment to responsible estate administration that allows us to provide an incomparable structure, enabling us to offer one of the most comprehensive yet cost effective executor and probate services within the industry.

As well as these we also specialise in the following:

  • Single & Mirrored Wills
  • Children’s Trusts
  • Discretionary & Disabled Discretionary Trusts
  • Protective Property Trusts
  • Flexible Life Interest Trusts
  • Right of Residence
  • Life Interest of Residue
  • Updates to existing Wills
  • Secure storage of Client documents
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Advanced Decisions
  • Probate and Estate Administration
  • Inheritance Tax Planning
  • Asset Protection Trusts
  • Spousal Bypass Trusts
  • Pre-paid Funeral Plans
  • Deed of Severance
  • Declaration of Trust
  • Parental Responsibility Agreements
  • Registration and Transfer of Property Ownership

Susan Barnes

Susan Barnes is a Wills & estate planning consultant with 16 years experience. Susan is a self employed associate of APS legal & Associates and works with clients all over the South East of England – primarily in Bucks, Berks and Oxfordshire. She is an associate member of the Institute of Professional Will writers.

Susan believes that Wills are all about family and relationships and she prides herself on putting clients at ease at what can be a stressful time. Clients are often anxious about the content of the initial meeting and the direction it might take but Susan’s professional, yet friendly nature soon puts them at their ease. One client even remarked that he never realised that giving his Will instructions could be so much fun!

Susan takes great care to give each potential client the time they need to talk about their issues in the privacy of their own home and in complete confidence. She offers advice on Lasting Power of Attorneys and will see the whole process through until all documents are correctly signed and valid.

Susan is a member of the Society of Genealogists, she loves getting to grips with family trees. A true people person and passionate about the value of family, Susan ensures the whole process is easy and not at all intimidating.

What our clients say?

“Susan provides a very comprehensive service and is a pleasure to work with. She made the process so straightforward and although the subject was very serious, Susan made us feel at ease throughout. Thank you Susan!”

Judy Chandler – Freelance Videographer

 “Susan helped us sort our wills out. We knew nothing about the process but Susan made it very straight forward and quick for us.”

Paul Richards – Networking Consultant, Hewlett Packard

“Susan help put our thoughts and wishes into the correct legal terms so that we achieved the outcome without any stress or worry. I would recommend her to anyone.”
Claire Campbell-Andrews, Supply Chain Manager, Capita

“Susan’s expert knowledge helped guide us through the maze that is estate planning and gave us the confidence to make the choices best suited for our needs. She is very personable and professional, and I’d highly recommend her to anyone who needs to draw up a will.”
Ines Respini Jones, HR Specialist, Simply HR Consulting

“Thanks for all your help on a tricky subject Susan you went beyond that of expected. Would definitely recommend you to others” .


“Susan Barnes came to our attention through recommendation and it is clear why. She is supremely professional, knowledgeable and helpful. A credit to her profession.”
From Paul S . High Wycombe