If you don’t leave a will, the law decides how your estate should be passed on so please do think about writing a will today.  We have teamed up with a few organisations to help you put your affairs in order.  We hope you will consider remembering us in your will, but you are under no obligation to do so.

Free Will writing service

You can write or amend your will for free with McClure Solicitors.  They’re an established, national firm of solicitors who will make your will for free a will can cost around £150).  They will ask you to consider making a donation to St Joseph’s Hospice instead of paying a fee.

They can also review and update an existing will.

They are currently offering face to face and telephone appointments.  To book an appointment, call them on 0800 852 1999 or email contactus@mclure-solicitors.co.uk

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Free Will writing service online

You can make a basic will online and for FREE through our partners Farewill.  You will have access to free legal support and will checking service every step of the way.  This is available 7 days a week between 9am and 9pm, through live chat or telephone.

The cost of making or updating a simple or mirror will is covered but you may have to pay additional costs if your estate is more complex, for example if you have property abroad. To get started, you will need to a code to allow you to use the service for free.  You can request a free will code here legacies@stjh.org.uk

You can then get your free online will via the Farewill website

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Free Will Writing Workshops

We run regular will writing workshops here at the hospice, working with local solicitors who donate their expertise and time to help supporters make a will or update an existing will for free.  They are information sessions covering all relevant topics for planning your future including wills, inheritance tax and lasing power of attorney.

We also host will clinics – FREE face to face appointments with the solicitors to get a basic or mirror Will written, reviewed and updated for free.

DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC WE ARE NOT HOSTING WILL WRITING WORKSHOPS AT PRESENT.  WE LOOK FORWARD TO BRINGING THESE BACK IN 2021.  IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT WILL WRITING, WE OFFER A MONTHLY LIVE ONLINE TALK – SEE BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION

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Free Online Wills and Estate Planning Talks

Get some expert advice on issues such as wills, lasting power of attorney and inheritance tax.  You will also get to hear how a gift in your will can make a difference to the lives of patients in our care and their loved ones (but you have no obligation to include us in your will).

The online talks are provided by our partners, McClure Solicitors and you will be able to book a FREE appointment with them after attending.

Contact Us

To find out more about leaving a gift in your will, attending a workshop or our will writing services, please call us on 020 8525 3200 or email legacy@stjh.org.uk

If you are a solicitor or executor of a will and need further information, please contact Lesley Cockburn on 020 8525 3200 or email L.Cockburn@stjh.org.uk