estate planning, wills, power of attorney, funeral plans, equity release, living wills



What is Estate Planning?


Estate Planning is the process by which we protect your assets acquired during your lifetime against potential loss from various threats some of which are shown in the brief cartoon below.


We are here to safeguard these hard earned assets for you and your family, using simple but effective strategies.


We offer a full range of estate planning services, from the simplest will, to more complex family trusts and lasting powers of attorney, throughout and around the South West.


With the right plans in place, your assets can be protected against many risks, including long term care costs, remarriage after the death of your spouse, divorce, bankruptcy, and even generational inheritance tax.


We take great pride in providing a high level of customer service and experience together with the empathy and understanding you would expect from a local, friendly business.


We pride ourselves on our experience, the service we provide our clients and offer: estate planning, wills, power of attorney, funeral plans, equity release, living wills


All planning is tailored to your individual personal circumstances as no two clients are the same!



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About Us


South West Estate Planning was established by Richard Evans and Brian Ward. Between them they have more than 50 years’ experience as Independent Financial Advisers.


Based in South Devon the company serves local communities in the South West from Plymouth to Bristol.


We have experience in dealing with clients at all levels from young families arranging their first will to appoint guardians to older clients wanting to protect their assets for the future.


Richard said “We offer a simple and transparent pricing structure. We also take great in providing a high level of customer service and in understanding our client’s needs, ensuring that those needs are fully met”


In such a personal and sometimes emotional issue as preparing your will or even a funeral plan, South West Estate Planning recognise the importance of having empathy with clients and the family.


We are happy to arrange appointments at your convenience at home and without any obligation.


Richard Evans. Cert. PFS.FNAEA

estate planning, wills, power of attorney, funeral plans, equity release, living wills


Richard lived in Weston-super-Mare from 1974 until 2012 when he decided to move back to South Devon, his childhood home. He has 30 experience in the financial and legal services sector; a Fellow of the National Association of Estate Agents having qualified at the College of Estate Management in Reading. He worked for a leading firm of solicitors in Somerset for 20 years and as an Independent Financial Adviser, he specialised in lifestyle planning offering holistic advice, assisting clients with retirement investment strategies and matrimonial matters. The experience has given him the skills to assist clients in the most complex area of estate planning.


Any spare time is taken up with gardening and tinkering with his motorbikes. He enjoys travelling to different countries, especially India.





Tricia Evans

estate planning, wills, power of attorney, funeral plans, equity release, living wills


Tricia is a Chartered Librarian with 35 years' experience working in the Public Sector. She has excellent customer care skills and has an approachable and friendly manner when dealing with client enquiries. She is often the first point of contact for new clients and her ability to make them feel at ease and valued from the outset stems from many years of front line customer contact.


She loves gardening and spending time with the family.






South West Estate Planning Ltd work in association with Countrywide Tax & Trust Corporation whose directors are full STEP members and adhere to the STEP will writing code



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