Trust Drafting
Made Easy

Save time drafting Testamentary and Inter Vivos (IV) Trusts and build Trust tax reports in minutes. Handy Trust tax information and Trust drafting at your fingertips.

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Arken Professional -
Testamentary Trusts

Within Arken Professional, our legal document drafting software, you can build a whole range of Testamentary Trusts. From discretionary and vulnerable beneficiary Trusts, you can draft these important elements of the Will in just a few clicks. This is all part of your Arken Professional subscription. Here’s a list of the Trusts you can build:

  • Life interest in property Trust
  • IPDI (immediate post death interest) Trust
  • Discretionary Trust
  • Vulnerable person’s Trust
  • Nil rate band discretionary Trust
  • Flexible life interest Trust
  • Age contingent Trust
  • Bereaved minors Trust
  • 18-25 Trust
  • Charitable Trust
  • Right of occupation Trust

Arken Lifetime -
IV Trust drafting

If you have the right to create Trust documentation, Arken Lifetime will help you draft these Trusts in minutes. It uses data from a Will or a previous private client document held in Arken’s Will Writing Software, eliminating the need to re-input data. Also, as you’ll have built your documents using the same tool, they will all have a consistent look and feel and will be safely stored together in the cloud.

If you purchase Arken Lifetime, you’ll also receive a license for our Trust tax reporting tool, Trust Referencer. It supplies you with the latest Trust tax information and you can download reports quickly and easily.

Trust Referencer -
Trust Taxation In Just a Few Clicks

Access the most up-to-date information on Trust tax treatments to ensure you give your clients the right advice. Download the report as part of your client pack (it’s really handy for Trustee meetings too). Trust Referencer covers Testamentary and Inter Vivos Trusts and explains each tax and liability the Trust incurs.

Achieve More,
in Less Time

Streamline Document Creation

Draft in minutes, reduce time re-keying data and updating Trust precedents, and unify your document style across the organisation


Boost output and build Testamentary Trusts, IV Trusts and tax reports much faster than traditional methods at a low cost per document


Reduce manual errors. Our intuitive, easy-to-use software guides you as you draft, and keeps your data secure and in one place


Achieve faster turnarounds on all documents, with added Trust tax reports providing first class information for your clients

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Our software has an intelligent questionnaire style which helps you speed up the Trust drafting process and has incomplete answer alerts, built-in clauses, and changes dynamically as you draft. Testamentary Trusts are an integral part of Arken’s Will Writing software. For IV Trusts, add on Arken Lifetime.

  • Only asks relevant questions
  • Automatically adapts questions
  • Alerts you to incomplete answers
  • Uses previously inputted data for speed
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Comprehensive Trust

Arken’s software helps you to create Testamentary and IV Trust in minutes, not hours, with a dual-screen that lets you review your draft and sense check as you go.

  • Interest In Possession Trusts
  • Discretionary & Charitable Trusts
  • Vulnerable Person Trust
  • Pension Death Benefit Trusts
  • Flexible Life Interest Trusts
  • and many more
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Spending hours researching Trust precedents for every document? Not anymore. Arken has built-in precedents that our Legal Advisory Board regularly review and update.

  • Built-in legal Trust precedents
  • Regular updates by our legal team
  • Stay compliant & save time


  • Arken is an absolutely fantastic tool. It is extremely easy to use and has helped our practices in Will drafting to a huge extent. I could not be without it now. I would recommend to any legal specialist looking to invest in Will writing software. Very cost effective too.” 

  • “We did a careful review of available solutions and chose Arken, as it has a very user-friendly and intuitive user experience, helped us with an improvement in our working practices, introduced time efficiencies and facilitated our ability to standardise our processes and mitigate our risks. The support team at Arken are excellent – very responsive and invested time to understand our needs. We had extensive support before and after going live. Arken is very easy to use, the templates are consistent and we have reliable support.” 

  • “Following a well-planned and successful implementation, we are delighted to see how the Arken software has enabled us to streamline our approach to Will drafting. We are now producing consistent Wills which use uniform clauses across all of our lawyers. The commentary document which complements the drafted Will is extremely helpful to our customers.”

  • “Arken Professional has significantly improved the speed in which I’m able to produce Wills and associated documents, but without compromising on quality. Saving time re-keying data and ensuring consistency across documents has allowed me to focus on other important areas such as client retention and new business.”

  • “Arken Professional is the superior product in the market. We’ve used other solutions before, but nothing can compare to its quality, efficiency and flexibility.”

  • “The whole team have found the Arken system very easy to use and it is very user friendly. The initial and ongoing support and training provided is excellent. Using the system saves a lot of time on data inputting, especially on the LPA drafting. It produces clear explanatory documents for all our Clients to understand. I would highly recommend the system. 

  • “I have been using Arken Will writing software for a number of years, and have found it excellent, and easy to use. The support from the office has been exceptional whenever I have needed it, with a quick response and great patience at times. I would certainly recommend the software and also the company without any hesitation.”

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We have pricing plans to suit a range of budgets. Whether you own a small firm or large enterprise, we’re sure you’ll find the perfect solution to suit you.

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Got a question? See if we’ve answered it below and if not, get in touch! We love helping businesses understand the benefits of Arken.

We will ask you to sign a declaration to say you have the ability to carry out reserved activities. Unfortunately, building of IV Trusts is a reserved activity by Law.   When you add Arken Lifetime to your subscription, you can go in and choose who does and doesn't have access to this part of the system.  

The Inter Vivo Trust functionality, Arken Lifetime, is available as an add-on to Arken Professional, Arken's Will Writing tool, and can be accessed through the software. The interface and way they’re built is the same as within Arken’s Will Writing software. For Trust tax implication reports, users can utilise Arken’s Trust Referencer – a Trust Tax Directory tool, which enables users to build trust tax reports for clients in a matter of clicks.

Any drafter in your organisation would have access to Testamentary Trusts - although you can choose who can draft documents.  When you add Arken Lifetime to your subscription, you can go in and choose who does and doesn't have access to this part of the system.   Trust Referencer, the Trust Tax tool, is a licence per user product so only those with licences will be able to access it - although you will be able to allocate your licences through the Arken dashboard. 

Tax information and reports on all Testamentary and Lifetime Trust are available through the software.

Trust reports are updated regularly in line with tax rates and tax law. This information is monitored and managed by internal Solicitors working for 

Pricing is charged per license and charged monthly. Each license holder can produce as many reports as required per month, there is no limit applied.