Essential Wills

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Membership number: 6707

Member since: 2016


Suite 17, Novus Business Centre, Judson Road, Peterlee, Co Durham, SR8 2QJ
Locations Covered
Durham, Gateshead, South Shields, Whitley Bay, Newcastle upon Tyne
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Company Profile

David Young, the Principal at Essential Wills, wrote his first Will in 1990 over 26 years ago

Essential Wills offers simple straightforward advice.... we don't aim to confuse the client!

We offer to see the client in their home or at the office of Essential Wills in Peterlee or we can take instructions over the phone and online......we don't close at 5pm.

Essential Wills specialises in 

  • Wills
  • Lasting Power of Attorney
  • Home Protection Trusts
  • Probate assist
  • Pre paid Funeral  Plans

Essential Wills is an Associate member of the Society of Will Writers and adheres to their self regulated regime of education advancement and ethical standards 

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Qualified to Undertake

  • Lasting Power of Attorney
  • Legal Services
  • Probate
  • Trust Law
  • Wills


  • The Society of Will Writers

David Young has been awarded a Certificate of Code Compliance by The Society Of Wills Writers. Expiry: 28/01/2017

David Young has completed the Financial Planning Certificate of The Chartered Insurance Institute by examination

A certificate certifies David Young MLIA (dip) was admitted to the LIA as Member By Diploma on 01/01/1992

David Young has been awarded The Mortgage Advice Qualification of the Chartered Insurance Institute by examination

Company Information

Limited Company: No
VAT Registered: No
Public Liability Insurance: Awaiting Renewal Insured by: Hiscox Coverage Amount (£): 5,000,000
Professional Indemnity: Awaiting Renewal Insured by: Hiscox Coverage Amount (£): 2,500,000


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Feedback Reports

Showing 10 out of 29
Total recommendations:
29 reports, average score 10
Last six months: 3 reports
  1. Will writing

    Great service, making the process of a difficult subject relaxing and easy. Would definitely recommend.
    Client in Spennymoor, 12 June 2018
    @ Verified By Email
    Overall Score 10
  2. LPA and Family trust

    David has worked very hard to make sure his level of service and support is high. His advice has been straight forward and the level of support to complete the work is excellent.
    Client in Whitley Bay, 29 May 2018
    @ Verified By Email
    Overall Score 10
  3. Will with disabled persons trust

    Wills, power of attorney and estate planning are a people based business and David overwhelmingly has the skills to deal with the most challenging of family situations appropriately. From the moment of contacting him over phone I was impressed with his ability to effortlessly create a rapport and his overwhelming like ability. In addition, he was more knowledgeable than my family solicitor about the technicalities of the type of trust I wanted to set up in the will. He is also more contactable, I do not have to speak to a receptionist and a secretary to then only leave a message, I just get through to him which can help with urgent family situations. I was amazed at how quickly we made progress though just one meeting. I offered to make a review online for David because I was bowled over by his professionalism, and it is a genuine independent review because I am in no way affiliated with him or his family. Davis is one of the good guys, and offer a valuable service for families in the north east, and is a recognised professional within his field with I think he mentioned 28 years experience
    Client in Peterlee, 26 January 2018
    @ Verified By Email
    Overall Score 10
  4. Will and trust set up

    David explained everything very clearly, checking I understood at each point. He consulted fully with me and did not put me under any pressure.
    Client in Durham, 14 December 2017
    @ Verified By Email
    Overall Score 10
  5. Gave advice on wills

    Very happy with service, gave good advice
    Client in Durham, 13 December 2017
    @ Verified By Email
    Overall Score 10
  6. Trust Fund and Wills

    Being a taboo subject, this was handled in a very professional manor. Mr David Young explained everything in a way everyone, young and old, could understand. David is extremely professional, courteous and friendly, and was always available to answer any questions we had. I have already recommended Mr Young to all my friends and family who are in position to take out Wills or Trust Funds. I would highly recommend his company to anyone looking for legal advice and information on these subjects. I did quite a bit a research on Trust Funds as this was all new to me. I am so pleased I chose David's company to set this up for my family, and I had total peace of mind when everything was signed and completed.
    Client in South Shields, 27 August 2017
    @ Verified By Email
    Overall Score 10
  7. Set up Power of Attorneys for my sisters in law

    We knew David as he set up our wills so we knew he would be the best choice. Both of my sisters in law have learning disabilities. David is a warm and friendly person and went out of his way to make both of them very comfortable with the experience, he explained everything very simply in a form they could understand. I'm not sure many others would have done so.
    Client in North Shields, 27 July 2017
    @ Verified By Email
    Overall Score 10
  8. Wills and lasting power of attorney

    All my questions were answered quickly and we were given exceptional service throughout
    Client in Whitley Bay, 17 July 2017
    @ Verified By Email
    Overall Score 10
  9. Last Will and Testament

    As this was my first will, I was guided through the process and given all of the information I needed in order to make a decision about my estate.
    Client in South Shields, 17 July 2017
    @ Verified By Email
    Overall Score 10
  10. Set up wills and LOA

    Excellent service and great value for money
    Client in Durham, 17 July 2017
    @ Verified By Email
    Overall Score 10

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