Making a Will

Making a Will – getting started

Making a Will is one of the most important things you’ll ever do. And it’s a lot more affordable and straightforward than you might think.

Things to consider – read our guide on what to consider before writing a WillMaking a Will

Find a solicitor – search our database of over 1,300 fully qualified and approved solicitors and Will-writers

Start your Will online – get 20% off Will-writing services with Co-op Legal Services

How to leave a gift to charity – find out how to leave a gift in your Will to charity, after taking care of family and loved ones

Find a charity – if you’re not sure which charity to leave a gift in your Will to, search our database of hundreds of amazing charities

Why make a Will?

  • Reduce the burden on the loved ones you leave behind
  • Protect your assets and help reduce the impact that inheritance tax and residential care fees can have on your estate; protecting your assets for loved ones
  • Ensure all your assets are dealt with correctly, with debts paid and items going to the people you wish to receive them

Making a Will – your options

There are a number of different options you can consider when making a Will:

Use a legally qualified professional

Writing a Will with a solicitorWe always recommend speaking to a local solicitor of Will writer if you’re considering making or updating a Will. By having your Will professionally written, you ensure everything is covered and arranged as you would like.

You can find a solicitor or Will writer in your area via our network of professional advisors. Our specialists offer free advice over the phone and can advise you on writing a Will in a matter of minutes.

If you wish to make your Will professionally with us, we can take your instructions over the phone from the comfort of your home, in around 45 minutes. We will also store your completed Will for free until it is needed.

Co-op Legal ServicesStart your Will online

If you want to start your Will online, or amend an existing Will, you can take advantage of our partnership with Co-op Legal Services, which gives you 20% off their Will writing services. Co-op Legal Services is trusted for its strong ethical beliefs and socially responsible working.

DIY wills

While it’s possible to make your own Will, you need to be careful that you don’t miss out something vital, as leaving out certain details could make your Will invalid. We strongly recommended you have it checked by a professional.