Making a will is the best way to ensure that your wishes are carried out after your death and your property, money and processions go to the people and organisations that matter to you. Many people put off writing their will as they expect it to be complicated. However, in reality it is relatively simple and a legal advisor can guide you through the process.

 Below we have a whole range of information that should help you along the way:

  • Visit our Making a will webpage for information on why making a will is important and how to get started.

  • Read our FAQ blog with wills and probate expert Katie Spence.

  • Need assistance with will writing? Visit our Will Writing Services webpage to find out how we can support you.

  • Visit our Planning for the future’ Hub for information on: Advance care planning, advanced decision to refuse treatment, Digital legacy, lasting power of attorney, Next of Kin, Organ donations

Gifts in wills 

Gifts in wills make a significant impact to us every year and will only become more vital in the future as the demands on our service grows. To learn more about how gifts in will make an impact and how to leave a gift in your will download our gifts in wills guide below.  

Learn more about gifts in wills

Inheritance tax considerations

There are two ways leaving a gift to charity can help reduce inheritance tax:

  1. If you leave gifts to charity in your will, the gift value won’t be counted towards inheritance tax. The same goes for gifts left to your spouse or partner.
  2. If you gift 10% or more of your estate to charity inheritance tax can be reduced from 40% to 36% from the whole taxable estate.

To find out more about inheritance tax and estate planning, talk to your solicitor to see how the rules might affect you and your loved ones.