Lawrence Stephens Senior Associate Hardeep Nijher will be taking part in Will Aid this November, to raise vital funds for nine of the UK’s best loved charities. Will Aid is a charity Will writing scheme which sees solicitors offering their time and skills in drawing up basic Wills in return for a voluntary charity donation.
This is the first year Lawrence Stephens has signed up to the scheme, which runs from 1-30 November across the country and supports ActionAid, Age UK, British Red Cross, Christian Aid, NSPCC, Save the Children, Sightsavers, SCIAF (Scotland) and Trocaire (N. Ireland).
Hardeep is looking forward to what the campaign can help to achieve. He commented:
“We are very excited to be involved in the Will Aid campaign this year. It gives us an excellent opportunity to reach people in our community who do not have a will and help them to protect their loved ones for the future. It also means we can raise funds for nine incredible charities which makes a huge difference to tens of thousands of vulnerable people both here in the UK and around the world.”
Participating solicitors have raised more than £20 million for the Will Aid charities since it launched 31 years ago. The suggested voluntary donation for a basic Will Aid will is £100 for a single will and £180 for a pair of mirror wills. Any additional work over and above a basic Will can be charged separately and is paid to the law firm.
Campaign director Peter de Vena Franks commented:
“One in three people die in the UK without making a will leaving confusion and chaos behind along with the sadness of losing a loved one. Will Aid encourages people to prepare this vital piece of paperwork at the same time as making a difference by raising money for charity.
“We are thrilled that Lawrence Stephens Solicitors has joined this year’s campaign. They have contributed a great deal to our fundraising efforts in the past and I know they will continue to work with us in future.”
Hardeep Nijher specialises in Wills, Probate and Estate Planning, Court of Protection applications, Charity Law and Lasting Powers of Attorney.