Charities and Lawyers join forces for the good will of the nation

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May 2012 sees the return of National Make a Will Week, where many of the countries lawyers will be dedicating their time and expertise, waiving their Will fees in return for a donation to one of a number of fantastic charities.

A will: protecting loved ones in the future

Make a Will week is such a fantastic idea. It gives everyone the opportunity and added motivation to make sure their affairs are in order.

Make a Will Week, initiated by the Law Society, gives people across the UK the chance to get their affairs in order, for the fee of a donation to a worthy cause. And it is an incentive members of the public need, as 70% of the UK population are recorded as not having a Will.
Make a Will week was launched by the Law Society in 1991, when a survey commissioned by the institution showed that only 31% of the British adult population had made a legal Will. Yet only last year as many as 30 million people in the UK remained without a Will, according to, a financial services information website.
Those figures are part of the reason Gavin Perrett of Liddle Perrett Legal is in full support of a week dedicated to addressing this, “It’s such a fantastic idea. It gives everyone the opportunity and added motivation to make sure their affairs are in order, while at the same time helping out one of many great causes across the UK that will benefit from the scheme.”
Gavin explains why it is so crucial to have a Will in place, “The importance of every adult having a Will in place cannot be underestimated. And by that I mean an up to date Will. If you’ve moved house, got married, had children, or made any changes to your life situation, it may affect what was previously recorded. Many people we speak to are unaware of the way intestate laws will divide their assets, and who it will benefit after their death. It is vital that everybody has a written record of what they want to happen not just to their estate but that adequate care is in place for those left behind, especially children or a vulnerable or elderly spouse or partner.”
To get involved in ‘Make a Will Week’ May 2012 contact Gavin Perrett of Liddle Perrett Legal on 0845 894 8441 or visit

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