Local solicitors and will writers have kindly agreed to waive their normal fee in support of local hospice patients in June 2020. All we ask is that you leave a gift to support our work in your Will.
If you would like to book an appointment with a solicitor for this service, please contact Nick on 020 8102 5407 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also complete the form below to register your interest:
Disclaimer: The usual fees are anywhere from £100 – 400 for a single will or £130 – 450 for a dual will, so we recommend that you include a gift of at least this amount. The waiver of the normal Will writing fee is for the preparation of a ‘basic’ or ‘simple’ will.
At the initial meeting you explain your requirements, including what assets you have and who you want to benefit. The solicitor/will writer will tell you if it can be done as a ‘basic’ or ‘simple’ will. If what you request requires specialist advice, the solicitor will tell you what cannot be included under the scheme and give you a separate price for the additional work. All participating solicitors and will writers reserve the right to charge you an additional fee if your will is considered complex.
How to get started
You can get started by yourself, but most people go to a legal advisor such as a solicitor or will writing service to produce the finished document. This is because they can answer your questions and ensure that the correct language is used to carry out your wishes.
You will need to:
- Make a list of your assets, including: money, shares, investments, property, life insurance policies, and all your possessions
- Work out the value of these assets
- Decide who should benefit from your estate, e.g. family, friends, charities
- Decide who to appoint as your executor(s): the person/people who will administer your estate and carry out your wishes.
There are three types of legacy that you can give to beneficiaries of your will:
- Residuary legacy: a gift of the remainder of your estate (or a percentage of the remainder), after all other legacies and debts are cleared. Residuary legacies keep pace with inflation and are an effective way to divide the value of an estate between a number of people and causes
- Pecuniary legacy: a gift of a fixed sum of money
- Specific legacy: a gift of a specific item, such as an item of jewellery, a property or a car.