About us

We’re on a mission to do things differently

A 21st century approach to Wills

We’re a law firm specialising in Wills and Trusts that combines quality advice with unique technology to better protect families when their loved ones die. We’ve solved the problem of how best to hand over instructions and inheritance to the next generation, avoiding the distress so often experienced during probate.

We created the UK’s first and only handover platform

We started Kinherit because we recognised the need for every Will to be supported by an actual plan, which gathers together your important information in one secure online place.  We developed the Kinvault – our secure handover platform – to help you give your family and executors exactly what they’ll need to make probate easier.


With us, you'll always talk to an expert

The Will industry isn’t regulated, which means the quality of advice can be low.  Every Kinherit estate planner trains and qualifies with the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP), so you’ll always be given the best advice available.  We’re also accredited by the Institute of Professional Willwriters and hold the Trading Standards Approved Code.

Our Story

Kinherit was originally set up by three friends  – estate planner Ben Mason, IT specialist Tom King and operations specialist Richard Thomson.

Ben’s experience as an estate planner meant he was aware of low standards across the Will industry, due to its lack of regulation.  He was appalled at some of the stories he came across, and the devastating effects badly-written Wills and inadequate planning were having on so many bereaved families.

When talking to Richard one day about inheritance tax, their chat led to a wider conversation about the bad practice Ben had seen.  Richard was also shocked, and agreed there was a clear need for things to be done differently.

An idea was born.

They decided to create a service offering higher quality advice, using the expertise of properly trained estate planners and putting the customer right at the heart of their business.   It was clear there was also a need for technology to replace paper-based ‘death files’ which can’t easily hold online information, and can also be lost or damaged.  Ben and Richard turned to Tom and his IT expertise to develop a unique handover platform – which eventually became our Kinvault.

Several years on, we’ve had excellent feedback from our customers and enjoy growing credibility with the financial and Will industries, as well as the media. We’ve gone from strength to strength on our mission to improve estate planning services and make Wills work for our lives in the 21st century.

Kinherit founders

Meet our senior team

Ben Mason

Chief Executive Officer

Ben is a qualified estate planner and STEP affiliate, and has helped people and companies plan for the unknown for well over a decade.  He has previously worked at both Zurich and AXA, and he co-founded Kinherit because he wanted to help protect people and their families by providing quality end-of-life planning.  Ben is passionate about using technology to innovate and improve the Will industry and is excited to be involved in re-defining industry best practice.

Adrian Edmonds

Adrian Edmonds

Chief Operations Officer

Adrian’s role at Kinherit is to ensure every one of our customers receives a high-quality experience when working with us.  He leads both our Estate Planning team and our Customer Operations team, which work closely together to provide advice and assistance with every aspect of estate planning.  Adrian is qualified in professional business management and has spent over 20 years working in sales and operations.


Natasha Jones TEP

Director of Estate Planning

Natasha leads our advisory team and is an estate planning expert and a full member of STEP. Ever since law school she has been interested in the complexities of trust and probate law – something she continued into her post graduate formal training. Natasha is often called upon to advise on the more complex needs of our customers and provides training and development for the wider estate planning team.

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Richard Thomson


Richard brings his financial expertise to Kinherit, having had a career in finance focusing on restructuring and turnaround advisory.  With two degrees from Oxford University and various accounting accreditations, Richard holds directorships of several companies, helping them to drive forward best practice and growth.  He co-founded Kinherit because he could see the potential to improve services within the Will industry and wanted to create a company that could genuinely help people.

James Peacock

James Peacock

Head of Partnerships and National Accounts

James has worked in financial services for over 20 years, the majority of his early career was with Zurich, his roles covered customer services, training and development and the final 10 years was spent in sales and business development. He joined Kinherit to head up the sales and account management side of the business and has a passion for promoting our cutting edge services and managing our professional relationships.

Tom King

Chief Technology Officer

Tom is the mastermind of our Kinvault and has worked for more than 20 years in IT, on everything from app development and web construction and to network security.  He’s the key person for ensuring your data remains protected, and comes up with clever ideas to make our digital planning platform even more user friendly.  An Oxford graduate, Tom co-founded Kinherit in order to develop something worthwhile that could make a real difference to families at a time of loss.


Hannah Seward-Thompson

Director of Business Operations

Hannah is our office manager coordinating HR, payroll/books, premises, training etc. She also has her own consultancy, Dead Organised End of Life Plans. She’s incredibly organised and gets enormous satisfaction from helping others plan well for their deaths, which makes Kinherit the perfect fit for her.  Prior to joining us, Hannah had senior roles at the National Trust and The Belmont Estate.


Advisory Board

Chris Jelf

Client Relationship Director at Integrity365 and Group Commercial Director at Partners&, and founder of Jelf Group plc

James Carter

Entrepreneur, co-founder of Gousto, and formerly Interim Executive Director of Deliveroo

Phil Lewis

Multi award-winning organisational performance consultant, founder of Corporate Punk, and NED/Advisor to a range of high growth companies

Daniel Shakhani

Social Entrepreneur & Co-Founder of Salary Finance, World Economic Forum Harvard Human Flourishing panellist & Business Insider’s 100 Most Influential in Tech

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