About Athena Wills

My Story

A little bit about me...

Hello and thank you for stopping by to find out more about Athena Wills. I am Gail, very pleased to meet you. So who am I? I am the person who you speak to about making your Will, the person who drafts your documents, and your point of contact throughout the whole process. I am ‘Athena Wills’ you might say.

I set up Athena Wills Ltd with the aim of providing a bespoke and friendly service, making it easy for people to make their Wills with confidence. I believe that good service goes a long way and means being approachable and consistent.

I pride myself on being personable and professional, offering a holistic, reliable and affordable online Will writing service.

My background is a simple story, I come from Shropshire and I worked with military students for nearly 16 years. Whilst I enjoyed the job, I wanted to look at other options. I’ve always had a keen interest in Law so I started studying Business with the Open University and from there I opted to study for a Law degree. Having successfully gained my Law Degree, I developed a keen interesting in Private Client Law. I decided in 2016 to set up my own business so that I could create something that balances my interest in Law with meeting and helping people.

When I’m not helping people with their Wills, I love spending time with my husband and our dog, I enjoy travelling, photography, exploring the outdoors and I’m pretty good at crochet.

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Gail Hawker

Founder of Athena Wills Ltd

My Expertise

Why choose Athena Wills to make your Will?

I understand that everyone is unique and as such, I tailor my advice to your bespoke circumstances and personalise our services so that it suits your requirements.At Athena Wills, you will always receive friendly service honest ethical advice which is backed up by our professional knowledge and fair pricing.

I am a Bachelor of Laws (LLB Hons), a member of the Institute of Professional Will Writers (IPW) and an affiliate member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

I offer face to face video meetings, so you can speak to me in the privacy and comfort of your home or place of work. We can chat at time that is convenient to you. How great is that?
I have full indemnity insurance for up to £2 million per claim and Public liability insurance. I hold a DBS (previously CRB) and Athena Wills Ltd is registered with the Information Commissioners Office.
I am proud to be an independent business. I pride myself on providing a high-quality service to my each and everyone of my clients. My business depends on its reputation and I take this seriously. There are no sales targets here, just friendly, professionalism at all times.
Prices for all my services are fixed and discussed at the outset so you always know how much you will pay, so there are no hidden surprises! I also provide a video commentary of your draft Will, a PDF copy of the Final Will for your reference, and free registration with the National Will Register.
I offer a full service that is bespoke and tailored to your needs. When I ‘meet’ with you, I consider your individual circumstances and using my knowledge of current issues and legislation I discuss what options are available and advise you on what is best for your personal situation and wishes.

“The first step to achieving peace of mind is to talk through your options. I offer a free, no-obligation telephone or video consultation to see how I can help you. This consultation allows me to answer your questions and offer friendly, helpful guidance based on your circumstances.”

Gail Hawker
Founder of Athena Wills Ltd

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Professional, Ethical, Competent

IPW Membership

Athena Wills Ltd is a member of the Institute of Professional Willwriters (IPW), whose Code of Practice is approved by Trading Standards.

By choosing a member of the IPW, you will ensure that you receive a comprehensive, professional service of the highest standard. The absence of a Will can cause problems, heartbreak, financial hardship and unnecessary expense for your family at the very worst possible time.

All Willwriters are NOT the same; many are unqualified, uninsured and unregulated.

You must insist on a Member of the Institute of Professional Willwriters for your own protection and that of your loved ones.

To learn more about the IPW please visit the website: IPW

All Members must:
  • Have passed a written examination to prove their knowledge and expertise.
  • Must operate within a strict Code of Practice, which is approved by the Trading Standards Institute. This includes a 14 day cooling off period and an independent complaints mechanism.
  • Have Professional Indemnity Insurance for at least £2 million. Nothing should go wrong, but if it does, you know that your beneficiaries will be compensated.
  • Must undertake regular refresher training to ensure that they keep up-to-date with changes in the law and practice.
  • Provide a first class, honest and ethical service at a reasonable cost, and provide details of their fees in advance so that there are no nasty surprises.
Be sure to look for the IPW logo:
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What's behind the name

Why 'Athena Wills'?

Are you wondering about how I decided on the name? Well, I chose ‘Athena Wills’ because in Greek mythology Athena represented wisdom and warfare.

Additionally, the Olive Tree is a symbol of Athena, which I believe represents a strong, healthy family unit. After all everyone likes to think of their family tree and looking after one another for years to come.

I see the warfare element in two parts, it is very important to me that Athena Wills is run honestly, ethically and professionally. I’ve worked very hard to ensure that I’m qualified to give the best possible advice and service, by being fully insured, trained and a member of the IPW and STEP, following their Code of Conduct at all times.

All Willwriters are NOT the same; many are unqualified, uninsured and unregulated. I am therefore declaring ‘war’ as such, on those that are not.

Secondly, in a slightly different sense I am very proud to support the British Armed Forces and UK Emergency Services to who I am extremely pleased to offer a discounted service to all serving personnel and their partners.