We provide a professional, friendly and value for money Will and Estate Planning service​

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We are full members of The Society of Will Writers

This gives you the assurance of a professional service whereby our advice is fully backed up with technical support, adherence to a strict code of practice, accredited formal training with ongoing CPD and professional indemnity insurance of £2.5m.

We offer a personalised home visit service for clients local to Worthing and surrounding areas and telephone consultations for those further afield – providing expert advice about how to construct Wills and deal with other Estate Planning issues.

Fixed fees are agreed in advance of any actions and then the drafting of legal documents and undertaking of associated actions are delivered.

We pride ourselves in offering flexible appointment times including evenings, agreeing fixed fees in advance, whilst providing professional honest and tailored advice to best meet our clients’ requirements.

Please contact us for a free no obligation initial consultation.

Paul Stanford

01903 340186


How can we best help you plan your estate and preserve and protect assets?

By assessing your circumstances, we can show you how to best plan your estate to preserve and protect assets that will provide for your intended beneficiaries, including vulnerable ones such as young children.

A single consultation with us often identifies solutions to problems that you may not even have been aware of, as well as solutions to problems that you may have believed would be simply too difficult to resolve. Please contact us to see if we can guide or help you. 

Our team

Our Team – Stanford Legal Services’ Head Office is in Worthing with Regional Consultants providing the same services across the whole of England and Wales. 

Head Office

Paul Stanford
Paul Stanford

Paul is the founder of Stanford Legal Services and a full member of the Society of Will Writers. He has a wealth of experience in the commercial environment having ran small businesses and been both a small business and financial adviser. In March 2014 he qualified to be a legal adviser. He applies the knowledge and skills he has acquired over the years to explain the often complex nature of the law in a way that customers can understand, as well as pointing out the practicalities of certain actions. He has a passion for helping others and always providing the best advice for his customers – whether they be financial advisers or individuals.

Our Team - Stanford Legal Services' Ann-Marie Shine-Newton
Ann-Marie Shine-Newton

Ann-Marie has been professionally Will Writing since 2017 and has been freelance, working with Will Writing companies and Solicitors, specialising in Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorneys. Ann-Marie is a full member of the Society of Will Writers after passing her exams in 2017 and completes ongoing continual professional development to keep her knowledge up to date with current law. She is friendly and passionate about helping clients understand the options available to them when writing their Wills and LPA’s taking time with clients in their homes or place of work. Ann-Marie loves walking her dog in the country in her spare time and reading a good book! 

Our Team - Stanford Legal Services' Vera Rocha
Vera Rocha

Vera joined our team – Stanford Legal Services – in November 2020. She is an affiliate member of the Society of Will Writers and holds a post-graduate in Gerontology.  Vera takes a keen interest in old age issues, including safeguarding, training and involvement in the community. Vera is Portuguese and has an excellent command of the English language. She has experience working in the care sector, in advocacy, as a translator, teacher and PA. She is friendly, quietly spoken but passionate about what she believes in and has a keen eye for detail.

Connor Jarvis
Connor Jarvis

Connor is a recent addition to the team, having joined in late June of 2021. He is our Digital Marketing Executive, on an apprenticeship with us. Starting out his digital marketing career at a Shoreham-based youth charity, he is now bringing his knowledge and experience to our social media pages and website. Connor is keen to learn more about the legal industry but bring his own personalised style to the business. For leisure he is an avid gamer and is currently writing his first novel.

Ellis Staley

Ellis is our most recent team member who started at the beginning of August 2021, as our part time Office Administrator. She is originally from Southampton but then lived in Weymouth for many years, where she completed her education. Since leaving school, Ellis worked in a farming shop for a little while until moving to Worthing in 2018. Ellis then completed a Uniformed Service course at Northbrook college where she received a Distinction. In her free time, Ellis loves to game where she has met many friends all over the world, she also loves to travel when she can.

Regional Consultants

Stanford Legal Services provides estate planning services extensively in England & Wales through its network of consultants.

Using the Stanford Legal Services locator below simply enter your postcode or town name and search radius in miles to find your local Stanford Legal Services representative (you may have to pause after entering your information).

You can contact them directly to arrange an appointment or contact Stanford Legal Services head office and we can match you to your nearest Stanford Legal Services representative.

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