We continue to provide our legal services through the COVID-19 lockdown. Please visit our COVID-19 Hub for legal insights, or contact us directly.
Get in Touch Menu

Appointments are now been taken for charity Make-a-Will Month

10 March 2014

We are one of the participating solicitors in the annual Make-a-Will Month organised by Cobalt.

The scheme encourages local people to make or update a will with the donations going directly to the charity.

Our wills, probate and trust team is now taking bookings for Cobalt’s Make-a-Will Month, ahead of the month-long initiative which begins next month.

Running from Tuesday 1 to Wednesday 30 April, the scheme encourages people to make a basic will or update an existing will free of charge. People are instead invited to make a donation to the medical charity that helps with disease prevention, research, treatment and diagnosis.

Ruth Baker, our wills trust and probate associate, commented on the scheme:
“Having your will drawn up professionally can offer you peace of mind that everything is left in order after you die. An up-to-date will is essential to ensure those you love are provided for on your death, if you die without one, families can suffer deprivation, delay and distress.”

“Cobalt is a local charity that makes a real difference to the quality of life and the outcomes for those affected by cancer and other life-limiting conditions. We are avid supporters of their work and are pleased to be involved in this campaign for another year.”

Suggested donations are £40 for a codicil (amendment to an existing will), £90 for a basic single will or £130 for a pair of basic mirror wills (ie husband and wife).

Zena Giles of Cobalt said:
“Since implementing this campaign three years ago, we have had 246 people take part and received almost £21,000 in donations to Cobalt, with 57 legacy pledges of gifts equating to conservative legacy income of approx’ half a million pounds. I look forward to running our fourth Make-a-Will Month and to building on its success.”

Simon Cook LLB (Hons), TEP
View profile
Simon Cook
Related services
Share this article
Resources to help

Related articles

Non-resident capital gains tax: what you need to know

Wills, trusts & probate

If you own property in the UK but do not live in the UK, you should make sure that you comply with non-resident capital gains tax (NRCGT) rules, including the…

Hannah Wall BA (Hons), MA
Senior associate, solicitor

Residence Nil Rate Band allowance increase: are you up-to-speed?

Wills, trusts & probate

On 6 April 2020, the Residence Nil Rate Band allowance increased to its maximum limit of £175,000. The Residence Nil Rate Band (RNRB) was first introduced in April 2017 to…

Laura Stone LLB (Hons)
Associate, solicitor

Where there’s a will, there’s a way…

Wills, trusts & probate

Traditionally, the practice of making a will or lasting powers of attorney has been somewhat ‘hands-on’, involving face-to-face meetings, signatures in the presence of witnesses, and so on. The coronavirus…

Simon Cook LLB (Hons), TEP
Contact us