What is Will Aid?

Will Aid is a charity Will writing scheme which takes place each November. Under Will Aid, clients can instruct us to prepare their Wills and, instead of charging our usual fee, clients make a donation to Will Aid instead. Will Aid then distribute the donation among nine worthy charities.

We have taken part in Will Aid for a number of years and, thanks to the generosity of our clients in previous years, have raised a total of over £21,000 for charities through the scheme.

Why is a properly prepared Will required?

Making a Will is essential to ensure that your estate is left to the people and charities you care about after your death. Failure to make a Will can cause your preferred beneficiaries to lose out, and also create expense and worry for those left to deal with your affairs.

It is also important to have a Will properly drafted to ensure that it fully complies with current Scots Law. A faulty Will can be just as bad as having no Will at all. As a firm of solicitors registered with the Law Society of Scotland we are qualified to provide professionally drafted Wills, bespoke to your circumstances, and backed by the professional indemnity insurance cover which many unqualified (non-solicitor) providers lack.

How to take part?

Clients should contact us as soon as possible to request a Will Aid appointment, by phone on 01721 720131 or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. A meeting will be required, either a virtual meeting using Zoom or Teams, or an in-person meeting in our offices. We will take your instructions in the usual way and prepare a Will for you; the only difference is that a donation is made instead of payment of our fee. Will Aid only covers basic Wills but these are sufficient for most people and, where a more complicated Will is required, we can provide a quotation for additional work over and above what is covered by a Will Aid donation.

Will Aid is always very busy and appointments are limited so please contact us early to avoid missing out.

Further information

More details on the Will Aid scheme, including helpful guides and will planners, can be found on the Will Aid website: www.willaid.org.uk.

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