October is Free wills month

Free Wills Month is here for you to receive help with your simple will.

October is Free Wills Month! It brings together a group of charities to offer those aged 55 and over, the chance to have their simple Wills updated or written for you – completely free of charge. 

Experienced solicitors will go through your needs and desires with you to ensure your wishes are respected. Ensuring your loved ones avoid the costly and time consuming legal complications. Free Wills month will also allow you to leave a gift for your chosen charity too. 

Learn more on FreeWillsMonth.org.uk

Below we a small FAQ from Free Wills Month to help inform you of the event but please do visit their site to learn more about the event. 

We also have an episode of our podcast, Carers Talk, with Shelley Collingbourne of Sydney Mitchell Solicitors, in which we discuss and share all things to do with Wills. It is free to listen to and you can do so on multiple platforms using your computer, tablet or smartphone. We have a new epsiode coming at the end of each month and October’s episode will also be with Shelley, and we will be focusing on Powers of Attorney – don’t miss out!

Find Carers Talk Podcast here

We also have an episode of our podcast, Carers Talk, with Shelley Collingbourne of Sydney Mitchell Solicitors, in which we discuss and share all things to do with Wills. It is free to listen to and you can do so on multiple platforms using your computer, tablet or smartphone. We have a new epsiode coming at the end of each month and October’s episode will also be with Shelley, and we will be focusing on Powers of Attorney – don’t miss out!

Find Carers Talk Podcast here

Free Wills Month (FAQ) Frequently Asked Questions

How does the campaign work?

Members of the public aged 55 and over contact one of the firms of solicitors taking part in a Free Wills Month campaign during the designated month to request an appointment.

The solicitor will help to draw up a Will that accurately reflects the wishes of the individual or couple. Those taking up the offer are under no obligation to leave a gift to one of the Free Wills Month charities, however, we earnestly hope that many will see this as a chance to help their favourite cause.

Appointments are limited and are allocated on a first come first served basis. Once all available appointments are booked the campaign will close, this may be before the end of the campaigning month.


Are law firms offering remote appointments?

Law firms like many other businesses have had to adapt and follow the latest government advice. Each law firm will have an option or options available to make sure you feel safe and comfortable during the Will writing process - this is a combination of using meeting spaces large enough to socially distance, video calls and phone calls.

Speak to your chosen firm to find out about their particular offering.


Who is the campaign open to?

Free Wills Month is intended for individuals or couples aged 55 and over. In the case of couples making ‘mirror’ Wills, it is sufficient that one has reached the age of 55.


Do the charities get a copy of each Will?

No. The only documentation that is sent on to us is the confidential declaration form which asks questions such as where people heard of the campaign, their age and whether or not they have left a gift to one or more of the Free Wills Month charities.


What happens if a Will is complicated?

We have agreed that the campaign will cover the writing of ‘simple’ Wills. The solicitor will define whether your Will is simple based on your particular requirements, and if your Will is considered to be more complex, the solicitor may ask you to pay the balance yourself, however, most people only require simple Wills.


I'm a solicitor. How can I get involved?

You can find out more about how to get involved as a solicitor in the Free Wills Month campaign by visiting this page.


Who operates Free Wills Month?

Free Wills Month is organised and operated by Capacity Marketing for Charities, in partnership with the Free Wills Month charities. The data you submit on the Free Wills Month website is managed by Capacity, and you can read about how it is used and stored here.

Charities Supporting Free Wills Month

Charities Supporting Free Wills Month

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