• December 9, 2023
 The Changing of the Guard: What does it mean for Just Wills & Legal Services?

The Changing of the Guard: What does it mean for Just Wills & Legal Services?

Just Wills & Legal Services is one of the longest-established and well known firms within the Will writing industry and, throughout the years, has prided itself on delivering expert advice and products through its loyal army of Consultants.

Behind the growth sits David McMaster, who has led the firm from humble beginnings into the national powerhouse that it is today.

Now, after over 20 years in the industry, David has decided it is time to step down and, following a successful takeover bid from business partner Philip Haynes, has installed William Eccleston at the helm to add new energy, drive and to oversee significant growth plans.

David speaks fondly of his time at JWALS which was born in 2014 out of the old Just Wills which had been bought by Connells estate agents after he had grown it since 2002. He commented:

“Over the years many things have changed in the industry. Companies and people have risen and disappeared – or we may have even acquired them to allow the shareholders an exit! It’s been great to see people who have been a part of Just Wills (in whichever format) go on and form their own successful companies. It has been even more exciting to see those who have been with us for over 10 years become some of the industry’s highest achievers.

I am delighted to be handing the business over in good shape and am looking forward to following its progress in the coming years.

It was both comforting and exciting to be able to find a successor that I knew within our industry who had the vigour and energy that Will brings to our table. His passion and enthusiasm for the industry is exactly what we need to drive the business forward to greater heights.”

With an active, national network of highly trained Consultants, Just Wills & Legal Services are in the perfect position to accelerate. The introduction of new, modern systems and processes and soon to be announced partnerships with blue chip businesses, ensures a secure and successful future for the popular firm.

New Group Managing Director, William Eccleston, speaks of his pride of joining such a respected brand:

“Having watched Just Wills & Legal Services flourish over the last ten years or so, the opportunity to take the reins was one I simply couldn’t refuse.

There are already a lot of exciting opportunities in the pipeline which could elevate the company to the very summit of the Legal Services profession, and we are all very excited to get started.

With growth, however, comes challenges. Fortunately, our team of Consultants, Partners, and Senior Partners, coupled with our vastly experienced office staff is stronger than ever and the Just Wills & Legal Services family will continue to deliver a solid customer experience and provide modern, relevant products and services.

The installation of our Sales Director, Andy Price, in 2022 has served to positively assist the growth of our consultant team and Andy will continue to grow throughout 2023 and beyond.”

If you are a professional estate planner and are looking to join as a Partner, or indeed if you are looking to sell you own business, you can call William today on 07707 918768 or email weccleston@jwals.co.uk for more information.

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