To help charities select the right Will-writing partner we have produced the following brief guide\u00a0to assist in the understanding of leading supplier services.\r\nThe full survey and a summary of the leading Will-writing providers are available to Remember A Charity members in the accompanying directory within\u00a0the Members' Area. If you are a non-member but want to know more about this resource, please get in touch.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n \r\nWhy have we produced this guidance?\r\nThe 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.\r\nIn 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.\r\n\r\nInevitably, 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.\r\n\r\n \r\nWhy select a Will-writing partner?\r\nThe UK\u2019s 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 \u00a33 billion for charities each year and yet the potential is far greater.\r\n\r\nA 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.\r\n\r\nOne of the biggest challenges is that it isn\u2019t always clear how each Will-writing service differs or what level of legal expertise or regulation is provided. \u00a0With charities\u2019 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.\r\n\r\n \r\nQuestions to consider when choosing a Will-writing partner\r\nThis is a short checklist of the factors to consider when choosing a partner:\r\n\r\n \tHow is the service delivered; face-to-face, telephone or online?\r\n \tWhat does it cost and what services are included?\r\n \tDoes the provider have the expertise to handle complex estates?\r\n \tAre fully qualified legal professionals involved in this process and at what level?\r\n \tIs the service regulated?\r\n \tHow does the provider prompt clients to consider legacy giving?\r\n \tWhat action will the provider take to ensure that clients have mental capacity to make a Will?\r\n \tHow does the provider guard against undue influence of others during Will-writing?\r\n \tAre secure Will storage facilities offered and, if so, at what cost?\r\n \tHow will the progress of any Will-writing campaign be tracked?\r\n \tWhat professional liability insurance does the provider have?\r\n \tWhat are the risks and opportunities from this partnership?\r\n \tWill this provider protect my supporters and see their final wishes met?\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nTo learn more about leading suppliers and how they differ, please see the accompanying directory within the Members' Area.