OUR HISTORYThe Story Of Our Success


15th July 2011

The Day We Started

Dunham McCarthy Limited is established as a subsidiary of the Dunham McCarthy Group. Together, a team of specialists and associates provide advice across a range of private client estate planning services.

15th Feb 2012

Free Will Writing

Our ground breaking Free Will Writing Initiative is launched for staff at NHS, Local Government, Fire Service and Education, initially rolled out across 5 midlands based trusts and 10 local authorities the initiative proves a success with over 1,000 applicants.


20th Feb 2014

Merged with OpenLife to provide Financial Services

OpenLife Limited was brought into the DM Group as Dunham McCarthy Financial Services, bringing a team of 12 Mortgage, protection and financial advisors. This new financial services team is tasked with providing market leading insurance and protection advice to clients as part of the estate planning process.

10th July 2014

New Head Office

Head office is moved to Barn 1 Dunston Business Village to allow for ten new starters and with them the expansion of the Free Will Writing Initiative.


12th Feb 2017

HPT+, APT, SEAPT Launched

Building on the success of the Home Protection Trust and following changes in legislation, the Home Protection Trust Plus, revised Asset Protection Trust (and Settlor Exempt Asset Protection Trust) are launched by Head of Estate Planning Ursula Minshall.

26th Oct 2017


Following the announcement of a consultation into the Will Writing Act of 1837 (they may lead to cloud based will documents) a team of software developers and legal experts is formed to create the UK’s easiest online will writing platform. Today, Mylastwill.co.uk helps over 500 people per month create their Will online.


7th July 2020

22,000 Wills Written 30,000 Clients

After almost a decade in business we surpass the 30,000 client milestone with over 22,000 wills drafted and 10,000 other legal documents drafted.

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