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How Will For Good works

Why your Will is free, who advises you, when fees are payable

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Written by Jonathan Brewer
Updated over a week ago

Will For Good is a national free charity Will scheme. We generate pledges of more than £1m to charity in Wills every month.

We work with over 200 charities, from the very largest (such as Guide Dogs and RNIB) to smaller regional charities, including hospices.

More than £3bn is left to charities in Wills each year. Those gifts are crucial to enabling many charities to do their good work. And we help charities ensure that legacy income continues in the future.

Here's the deal if you want to make your Will For Good

Making your Will ensures you take care of the family and friends who are left when you die. If you don't have a Will when you die, then you will die intestate and they may miss out.

In return for helping you make your Will quickly, easily and for free, we ask you to support our charities, or any charity.

You have the option (but not the obligation) to make a donation to charity or to leave a gift in your Will to charity. (Or both!)

This is how our Will For Good service works

  • You click the "make your Will For Good" button

  • You register and authenticate your account

  • You take the online interview

  • Our system creates a draft Will from your interview answers

  • We arrange advice from a legal firm by video or telephone

  • The firm will investigate your needs and ensure the Will does what it needs to

  • Then the firm will send your free Will to you to sign in front of witnesses

This is what you get, and do not get

Our legal firms, or our inhouse legal team, provide 30 minutes of legal advice (or 45 minutes if you are a couple each making a Will), and a free Will at the end.

That advice is provided subject to the terms and conditions in the Client Care Letter they send you, or that we send you.

In summary, the Will is not free where the legal firm identifies issues which require complex legal advice, or where the advice takes more than 30/45 minutes.

Wherever additional advice is recommended, you will receive a quote/estimate and it will be up to you whether you accept and pay, or go elsewhere to make your Will.

This is who provides the legal advice, and your Will For Good

The legal advice, and your Will, is provided by fully-insured legal firms.

We say they are "accredited" firms because they are either:

  • a firm of solicitors regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), or

  • an unregulated business where the provision of legal advice is managed by a solicitor who is regulated by the SRA (as is the case at Bequeathed),

  • an unregulated business managed by a professional Will-writer who is a qualified Trusts and Estates Practitioner and subject to the STEP Code of Conduct, or

  • a Professional Will Writer that is a member of the Best Foundation, offering the Best client guarantee and is subject to the Best Member Code of Conduct.

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