About Us

Based in Letchworth Garden City, we are a local Will writing & estate planning business. Whilst most of our clients live in the nearby towns of Letchworth, Hitchin, Welwyn Garden City, Arlesey, Stotfold, Baldock, Royston, Luton or Stevenage, we also serve clients across Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, North London and beyond.

The business is run by John Franklin who, prior to taking up Will writing full time, worked for 20 years in the public sector as a Chartered Public Finance Accountant.

John is a full member of the ‘Society of Will Writers’ and an affiliate member of STEP (Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners).

Rory BrookeRory Brooke
20:39 02 Dec 23
Great service. Responsive and helpful.
Hedy FletcherHedy Fletcher
11:32 16 Nov 23
Absolutely excellent service from John at Greendrift Wills & Estates.John was extremely professional, personable and knowledgeable. He was very conscientious, thorough and patient. I can highly recommend.
Michael LeachMichael Leach
14:28 28 Oct 23
Great service. John Franklin gave an excellent impression that he was really on top of being of his profession. We were very pleased with the Wills he produced for us very quickly and efficiently and at a reasonable price. Nothing was too much trouble for him. We strongly recommend him.
Steve TaylorSteve Taylor
20:20 23 Oct 23
John provided a fantastic service.He was very friendly and helpful. He went through everything in detail and was very patient with my friends hearing difficulties. He spent a lot of time getting everything exactly right.Thank you again for such a very professional service.
Katie ShellardKatie Shellard
07:08 26 Jul 23
This was my first experience of will writing and I wasn't sure what to expect however John demystified the process, and made each step clear and easy to understand. He's friendly, knowledgeable and communication was great throughout. I'd happily recommend Greendrift to anyone looking to write or update their will.
Len SeymourLen Seymour
15:20 20 Jun 23
Having had wills prepared in the past by solicitors we thought we knew what to expect. However, John was thorough in his questions and, with one exception produced, an accurate first draft for both us quickly.He was flexible, adaptable, easy to talk to and work with. After a home visit lasting just over an hour John produced two wills, in Trust, but could easily produce the simpler version if required.Highly recommended to those who need help or prefer to avoid solicitors.

The Society of Will Writers (SWW)

The Society of Will Writers is the leading not-for-profit and self-regulatory body for professional Estate Planners, whose primary objectives, since its foundation in 1994, are the advancement, education and ethical standards within the Will writing profession. As members, we follow a strict professional code of conduct as reassurance that we operate with honesty and integrity. All full members of the Society have;

  • £2.5m professional indemnity insurance
  • Unlimited technical & legal advice from the Society’s legal team
  • Ongoing professional training & development
  • Monthly regional networking with other Will Writers and Estate Planners