Emily Wardrope, Private Client Solicitor looks at the reasons why you should seek professional advice when writing your Will.
No doubt your New Year’s resolutions for 2022 have been made but if you are still writing your list (or adding to it), you may wish to ensure “Making a Will” is on there. But why seek the advice of a Solicitor rather than writing it yourself or using one of the many Will writing companies out there?
When preparing your Will, Solicitors will advise you:
They will also safely store your original Will.
Remember, Will writing companies are not regulated by the Law Society, so there are few safeguards if things go wrong. It is easy to make mistakes and, if there are errors in the Will, this can cause problems after your death, which could lead to costly and lengthy litigation, thereby greatly reducing the inheritance for your chosen beneficiaries.
Although it is not mandatory for a Will to be drawn up by a Solicitor this is one of the most important documents you will have to prepare during your lifetime, therefore, you should take the time to make sure that it is drafted properly.
Been meaning to write your Will?
We have partnered with Brighton based children’s charity, Rockinghorse to support the Free Will Fortnight, taking place between 7-18 March. Bookings open on 1 February so please visit
to find out more about the Free Will Fortnight 2022 or contact Tracey Nickisson to book your appointment.