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Charities need to communicate effectively with supporters. Over the past couple of decades the charity sector has increased awareness of the importance of gifts in wills. Trends show an increasing number of supporters are leaving gifts in wills – the 2020 figures from Smee & Ford show over £3bn (out of £12bn overall fundraising) came […]Read More
Why write a will? These are the six reasons the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners give.Read More
There is a common misconception that if you are blind you can’t write a will. You most certainly can make a will if you are blind. There are steps that a blind person must take that other people do not need to. Making a will for a blind person You need to ensure: (a) the […]Read More
Our charity partners now have the choice on how to help supporters leave gifts in wills. You can run a subsidised free wills campaign, or get a cash donation every time a supporter makes a will. Contact us to find out more or book a free demo! Free Wills Campaign: Run a “free wills” campaign […]Read More
Customers sometimes ask if a beneficiary can be a witness to a will. During periods of self isolation or lock down in family units there is a temptation to use someone who is a beneficiary. Our answer is always “no – never use a beneficiary as a witness”. Here’s why: If a beneficiary acts as […]Read More
A frequent question our married or cohabiting couples is: “what if I die and my partner/ spouse remarries?” Unless you have a mutual will your spouse or partner will have discretion about what they can do with their property. This includes assets they have inherited from you. So what’s a “mutual” will then? The short […]Read More
What are secret trusts and half secret trusts? Sometimes you might want to leave a gift without putting the beneficiary’s details onto a will. There are all sorts of reasons why this might happen – not least: wills are public documents once Probate is granted. The beneficiary may want to remain private. It is possible […]Read More
A customer asked why we need such a long signature clause at the end of the will. In a will the signature clause is known as the “attestation clause”. An attestation clause isn’t a formal requirement for a will to be legally valid. It does make everyone’s life a whole lot easier. We ensure that […]Read More
We are delighted to reach the milestone of 400 reviews through Trustpilot. We contact every single customer to ask for feedback. This feedback is visible to other prospective customers, our staff and our directors. By collecting this feedback we are able to motivate our teams, improve our services and see when things have gone well […]Read More
Our prices will be rising from 1 May 2021. We continue to innovate to bring our customers the very best peace of mind. Over the past 12 months we have redesigned our site to be more accessible, we have added new machine learning tools and we have expanded our services to Lifetime Updates subscribers. We […]Read More
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