What is a Will and why should you write one? A Will is an important legal document in which the Will maker (also known as a testator) can state how they would like their belongings (assets, chattels and property) to be distributed when they are no longer around. The document also gives specified people (called…

When distributing gifts made in a Will what happens if there is are missing beneficiaries? This short article explains: Personal Representatives (PRs) have a duty to ensure that the estate is distributed to the correct beneficiaries. This involves first ascertaining who those beneficiaries even are, in the case of a gift made to a group…

In light of the recent YouGov survey 63% of the UK adult population don’t have a valid Will. This figure is down on the statistic that we have previously seen bandied around (circa 2011) which suggested that the figure was closer to 67%. What does this mean? According to S.7 of the Wills Act 1837…