Free Wills Month

Your Will: Helping Great Charities

Free Wills Month

October is Free Wills Month!

Free Wills Month brings together a group of well-respected charities to offer members of the public aged 55 and over the opportunity to have their simple Wills written or updated free of charge by using participating solicitors in locations across England, Northern Ireland and Wales.

The solicitors have all taken steps to help keep you safe from coronavirus.

An up to date Will written by a solicitor ensures your wishes are respected. It also avoids difficult decisions and legal complications for your loved ones. Free Wills Month allows you to provide for family and friends and leave a gift to your chosen charities too.

A gift in your Will costs you nothing now but can make a difference for years to come.

To take part in Free Wills Month please scroll down and fill in a few details and click submit, we'll only contact you about this Free Wills Month campaign (unless you choose further contact from the charities), you will then get access to the details of your local participating law firms.

The charities behind Free Wills Month

The charities supporting Free Wills Month work for a variety of causes. Their vital services protect and enrich the lives of millions of people every day.

Most UK charities depend on legacies for up to half their income – by taking part in a Free Wills Month campaign you could help one or more of these worthy causes.

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Please enter your details below to find the participating charities and solicitors near you.

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It looks like you haven't chosen a preferred charity. Unsure? That's ok, you can always decide later and you will be under no obligation at any stage to leave a gift. However, please bear in mind that it is these charities that will be paying for your Will to be written and they depend on the generous support of people like you. Any gift, however small, will help them continue their amazing work.

Solicitors in your area

Arrange an appointment with one of your local solicitors listed below.

Please contact one of the solicitors listed, mentioning Free Wills Month. They’ve all taken steps to help keep you safe from coronavirus.

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    What happens next

    Complete the free will planner before your appointment.

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    Now that you've hopefully selected a nearby solicitor and made an appointment please download our free will planner and complete it before your meeting. This will help you think through some of the aspects of writing a will and it will enable the solicitor to help you more effectively.

    If you have any further questions or had any trouble finding a suitable solicitor please send us a message.

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    Please spare a moment to let us know how you heard about Free Wills Month:

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    How does the campaign work?

    Members of the public aged 55 and over contact one of the firms of solicitors taking part in a Free Wills Month campaign during the designated month to request an appointment.

    The solicitor will help to draw up a Will that accurately reflects the wishes of the individual or couple. Those taking up the offer are under no obligation to leave a gift to one of the Free Wills Month charities, however, we earnestly hope that many will see this as a chance to help their favourite cause.

    Appointments are limited and are allocated on a first come first served basis. Once all available appointments are booked the campaign will close, this may be before the end of the campaigning month.

    How are law firms reacting to the lockdowns and safety measures?

    Law firms like many other businesses have had to adapt to this developing situation. Each law firm will have an option or options available to make sure you feel safe and comfortable during the Will writing process - this is a combination of using meeting spaces large enough to socially distance, video calls and phone calls.

    Speak to your chosen firm to find out about their particular offering.

    Who is the campaign open to?

    Free Wills Month is intended for individuals or couples aged 55 and over. In the case of couples making ‘mirror’ Wills, it is sufficient that one has reached the age of 55.

    Do the charities get a copy of each Will?

    No. The only documentation that is sent on to us is the confidential declaration form which asks questions such as where people heard of the campaign, their age and whether or not they have left a gift to one or more of the Free Wills Month charities.

    What happens if a Will is complicated?

    We have agreed that the campaign will cover the writing of ‘simple’ Wills. If your Will needs some more work, the solicitor may ask you to pay the balance yourself, however, most people only require simple Wills.

    I'm a solicitor. How can I get involved?

    You can find out more about how to get involved as a solicitor in the Free Wills Month campaign by visiting this page.

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    Free Will Guide

    While you're waiting for your appointment it might be a good time to begin planning your Will. We've prepared a helpful guide that leads you through the decision process one step at a time.

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