If you care about what happens to your property after you die, you should make a will. Without one, your partner, friends or relatives may get nothing. It is particularly important to make a will if you and your partner are not married nor have a civil partnership. This is because the law does not automatically recognise partners as having the same rights as husbands and wives or civil partners.
But equally if single you should make a Will to set out your preferred funeral arrangements, to whom you wish your estate to pass on your death – and who will have responsibility for it. If you die without having made a Will your estate might pass to your parents or your siblings under intestacy rules, but you may prefer to leave your wealth to your nieces, nephews or friends.
Everyone should make a Will and we can give advice and guidance as to the most appropriate form of Will for you to cover your individual requirements and to try to minimize, where possible, the impact of Inheritance Tax.
We also offer an inheritance tax planning and trust advice service.