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About Us

Our aim is to ensure that you receive a bespoke and personal service tailored to your needs.

We are proud to be a small family run business that is now a major player in the independent Will Writing industry with more than 54,000 clients.

Our History

We were started by Keith Douglas as County Wills Reading in 1989 becoming County Wills & Probate in 2008. Over the years as our business has grown we have incorporated several other companies along the way. 

In 1995, The Will Company (Sidcup, Kent), 2000 Willwriting Systems Southeast (Thatcham, Reading) & Capital Wills (Croydon), 2002 Crown Wills (Windsor, Berkshire), 2009 Solent Wills (Southampton), 2011-2014 The National Will Company (Middlesex & Chilterns) and Lifetime Estate Planning (Including Berry, Birch & Noble, Money Portal & Westons Financial Services) and most recently in 2018 Trust Wills (Including Centre for Wills & Somerset Lodge)

Between 2013-2015 Sally Bell and Pete Douglas, the second generation of the family, joined the business full time, we changed our name to County Douglas Law and moved our office to Basingstoke

In 2017 the Keith stepped back from the day to day running of the business and handed over to Sally and Pete, who  between them are continuing to move the business forward and will continue to grow with your support.

In 2019, County Douglas Law announced a partnership with Fortis Law.

Fortis Law Chief Executive Officer, Richard Wells said ‘It is my pleasure to announce this conjunction with one of the most reputable firms within the industry. County Douglas Law has a client base that has been built on a solid foundation of exceptional client care and customer service and bringing this within the Fortis umbrella is aligned with our growth strategy and we very much look forward to a prosperous relationship with County Douglas Law.

Keith Douglas, Founder and Managing Director of County Douglas Law will join the Fortis board as Executive Director and will be spear-heading Fortis’ growth within the South of England and has enlisted Peter Douglas and Sally Bell to assist him. The Douglas family bring with them a fantastic, well-established business, trusted by thousands. The collaboration with Fortis Law enables County Douglas Law to maintain contact and service with their customer base.


Contact Us

5 Cheviot Cl
Basingstoke, RG22 5AE
United Kingdom

03333 66 00 67