The number of people who don’t have a Will in the UK is now at its highest level, according to research by Unbiased.co.uk. They estimate that as many as 31m people, or more than half of the adults in the UK have yet to write a Will.

Why are people reluctant to make a Will?

For Sarah Allen, a Wills, Trusts and Probate specialist at Tallents Solicitors, these figures are very worrying.

She says: “I genuinely do not understand why people seem to be so reluctant to make a Will. It’s a simple piece of paper that sets out your wishes regarding the distribution of your estate in the event of your death.

“Over the 15 years that I’ve been helping people write their Wills, I’ve heard all the reasons people come up with why not to write a Will such as: I’ll do it when I’m older, I don’t have time to write a Will, I don’t have much to leave, I don’t have any dependents, I’m scared of making a Will.

“But at Tallents, we are encouraging everyone to forget these excuses and make a Will this November with us.

“We’re even taking away another of the excuses that people make: it’s too expensive to make a Will, as we are participating in Will Aid again this year.”

Forget the excuses, make a Will today

Tallents Solicitors will waive their fees for simple and joint Wills written during November at their Newark or Mansfield offices in exchange for a donation to Will Aid.

Last year, Tallents were the top fundraiser for Will Aid in the Midlands, having already raised a staggering £23,400 for the UK charity over previous years’ of fundraising and they are hoping to increase that sum yet further in 2018.

Sarah continues:

“Taking part in Will Aid has enabled us to give back to both our local community and nine great UK charities.

“Will Aid celebrates its 30th anniversary this year and we really want to raise as much as we can during November 2018, so we’ll be offering appointments at our Newark and Mansfield offices for single and joint Wills.”

John Coulthurst, Community Legacy Manager from the British Red Cross, one of nine charities who benefited from Will Aid, noted their incredible fundraising efforts in 2017.

He said:

“We were so very grateful to clients of Tallents Solicitors for their generous contribution to Will Aid last year of £10,420.

“Contributions like this help charities such as the Red Cross, who then use those donations to reach people in crisis, both here in the UK and all around the world. This year, with the help of legal firms like Tallents Solicitors, we’ll be able to help even more people at home and across the world.”

Anyone who wants to make a Will can find out more by visiting www.willaid.org.uk. Will Aid is running again in November 2018 and Tallents Solicitors have appointments available at their Newark and Mansfield offices.

Write a will with Tallents Solicitors this Will Aid month