You can get your Will written for free or at a fixed discounted price.
If you’re aged 55 or over, you can write a simple or mirror Will for free with a local solicitor through the National Free Wills Network. Please note face-to-face appointments are currently unavailable. Alternatively, the Goodwill Partnership offers a phone or Skype/Facetime service for a fixed discounted price to people of any age.
There’s no obligation to include a gift to Alzheimer’s Research UK if you choose to take up one of these offers.
If you do choose to leave a gift, we would be very grateful. A gift in your Will is a gift to the future, accelerating tomorrow’s vital breakthroughs to protect our children, grandchildren and future generations from the heartbreak of dementia.
Write your Will for free
Having a Will is incredibly important, and we know that many people can be put off by the cost, which is why we’ve partnered with the National Free Wills Network. Through this partnership, anyone aged 55 or over can make a Will for free. Simply fill in this form, and we will pass your details on to the Network, who will contact you with a list of local participating solicitors. If you and your partner would like to make Mirror Wills, only one of you needs to fill in the form.
Face-to-face appointments are not currently available but many solicitors are taking instructions over the phone or via Skype.
The offer covers simple single or mirror Wills. A simple Will is usually defined as having a small number of straightforward bequests. If you have overseas property, you’d like help with inheritance tax planning, or you’d like to create a trust, your Will is not likely to be classed as simple.
If the person making the Will has dementia, this may also affect whether they can make a simple Will as the solicitor will need to judge their capacity. This can sometimes cost more, for instance if the solicitor needs to get a letter from their doctor.
If you’re not sure if your Will would be covered by the offer, ask the solicitor when you call to make your appointment and they will advise you. If it’s not simple, they may offer a discount equivalent to the cost of a simple Will.
The Goodwill Partnership
We know that for many of our supporters, getting out to visit a solicitor’s office can be difficult or a little daunting. That’s why we’ve teamed up with The Goodwill Partnership, who offer a phone or Skype/Facetime Will writing service in England and Wales. During this time it’s not possible to have a face-to-face appointment.
Through this service, a trained counsellor will call you at a time that suits you – daytime, evenings and weekends – to take your Will instructions. There are also a limited number of appointments each day over Skype or Facetime. The counsellor will pass your instructions on to a panel of solicitors, who will then write your Will. In the rare case that there are any issues with the instructions, the solicitor will contact you directly. The Will is then sent to you, directly from the solicitor, for signing and witnessing.
A single Will through the Goodwill Partnership costs £108+VAT. This price is fixed, no matter how detailed your Will is.
To book an appointment, you can call The Goodwill Partnership on 0844 669 6148 or visit their website www.thegoodwillpartnership.co.uk/aruk