Making a Will can be a daunting experience. Some people even put it off because it “all seems so complicated”.

You can, of course, use an online will-writing service, or have your will drafted by someone who isn’t a lawyer. You can even write your own will using a pack you bought in the high street. This might be fine if you are on your own in a rented flat. Generally, though, life is just not that straight forward and not having the right Will in place for you and your family could be disastrous if you own your home and have dependants of any sort. Using an experienced solicitor to prepare your Will can often help to unpack any complications and is highly recommended.

Gifts to charities are 100% tax free and taken out of your estate before any inheritance tax is calculated. Your overall liability for Inheritance Tax liability is also reduced, a real win for your estate and for your chosen charity. Under current law, if you leave 10% of your net estate to charity, it may reduce the overall rate of inheritance tax you pay.

Pishon Gold are proud supporters of The Chartwell Cancer Trust. If you are thinking of leaving a gift to support the work of this charity, we are pleased to offer a 10% discount on our standard will writing service.

For more information contact Pishon Gold Solicitors LB of Bromley on 0208 468 1032 or email