So your Employer has signed up for the Wills into Work Service?
What do you do next?
- Contact your HR representative and tell them that you would like to take part in the scheme.
- Ask them to book an appointment next time our Will Solicitors will be in your office.
- Download our Terms & Conditions and Will Instruction Form from the box on the right.
- Read our Terms and Conditions carefully.
- Complete the Instruction Form and return it to us:
- By post to: Wills into Work, Rougemont House, Rougemont Close, Manor Road, Salisbury, SP1 1LY
- By email to: email@example.com
- By fax to: 01722 422121
- Once the Wills Instruction Questionnaire has been completed and our solicitor instructed by ou then email/telephone contact is encouraged in order to answer any questions you may have.
- Turn up at your 30 minute appointment with our specialist Wills solicitor with your cheque (unless you have paid online or you have an arrangement with your employer).
- Go through your Will with our specialist Wills solicitor.
- The Will will then be printed out to be signed and witnessed. You will receive a copy and the original will be brought back to our Salisbury office and kept in our fire-proof storage.
- Return to work, knowing that you have put everything in place should the worst happen.
What if my partner wishes to make a Will too?
This is easily done – generally couples want to make Wills in nearly identical terms – these are called ‘mirror’ Wills and are at a lower price than two individual Wills. Please note that whilst it is quite acceptable for us to take instructions from one person on behalf of both of you, and to prepare the Wills on that basis, we must see the second person at some point to confirm their instructions directly with them. This may mean that if your partner is unable to attend the signature meeting with you they will need to contact us to make an appointment to visit our office to sign their Will.
What if I don’t complete the Questionnaire prior to my appointment?
Please be aware that if you do not complete and return the Instruction Form in full in advance of your appointment, it will not prove possible to make your Will while you wait under the terms of this scheme, or at the advertised cost. If you have any questions or problems when completing the form, please contact one of our specialist Wills into Work solicitors.
How much does it cost?
This depends on your situation – you will be advised at the outset of the exact price. A straightforward Will costs from £150, with ‘mirror’ Wills costing from £220.
However, a straightforward Will may not meet your particular requirements – e.g. for couples with children from more than one relationship, couples with stepchildren or situations involving property held jointly as tenants in common. If your wishes involve complex divisions of property, numerous beneficiaries or the use of trusts, then they will also not be deemed to be straightforward. If it is apparent from your completed questionnaire that this is the case then we will contact you and discuss the best way forward.
If you require subsequent appointments to make changes to the instructions you gave initially, or to discuss other matters related to your Will, an additional charge will apply at an hourly rate of £175. We would be happy to discuss the estimated charge involved with you.
How do I pay?
The easiest way is to bring a cheque on the day or to pay in advance on our website – please let us know when you return your Wills Instruction Form. Your employer might have made special arrangements for payment – you will be informed if this is the case.