The full survey and a summary of the leading Will-writing providers are available to Remember A Charity members in the accompanying directory within the Members’ Area. If you are a non-member but want to know more about this resource, please get in touch.
The number of Will-writing providers is growing and so does the range of services on offer. A good Will-writing partner can enable charities not only reach new supporters but also offer the Will-writing service that meets their needs. In the current unregulated Will-writing marketplace it can be difficult for the public and charities alike to identify the right service provider to meet their needs.
Inevitably, different Will-writing services will be right for different people. One of the biggest challenges is that it is not always clear how each Will-writing service differs or what level of legal expertise they offer. In all cases, the public needs to be confident that their final wishes will be met. A Will that lacks rigour can mean that assets may not be allocated as intended and is far more likely to be disputed.
The UK’s legacy market is growing, with more and more people choosing to benefit the good causes they care about in their Will, hoping to have a lasting impact on the world long after they are gone. Legacy donations now generate over £3 billion for charities each year and yet the potential is far greater.
A strong charity partnership with a Will-writing provider will make it easier for the public to write their Will, raise the profile of the charity and encourage legacy donations, but above all, it will provide a trusted and secure service, protecting supporters and estate beneficiaries alike.
One of the biggest challenges is that it isn’t always clear how each Will-writing service differs or what level of legal expertise or regulation is provided. With charities’ increased reliance on legacy income, rapid growth in Will providers and contested estates, it has never been more important that charities offering Will-writing services work with a suitable partner.
This is a short checklist of the factors to consider when choosing a partner:
To learn more about leading suppliers and how they differ, please see the accompanying directory within the Members’ Area.