What is a Will and what does the service provide?
A Will for yourself and a spouse or partner at a discounted rate. A simple standard Will is provided to you free of charge, with a mirrored version for your spouse or partner.
What if my wishes are more complicated?
We appreciate that most members have family circumstances and Will plans that require the preparation of a more comprehensive Will. When we receive your completed Will Questionnaire, we will consider what additional action may be required, and we will recommend what non-standard provisions should be included in your Will to personalise it to cover precisely your exact requirements.
In these circumstances we use the structure of the standard Will and then as a benefit of your Prospect membership we charge a discounted fixed fee for the elements which are tailored to your individual wishes. So if you have any additional requirements please do advise us, we always give you the opportunity to accept our fee before proceeding or to revert back to a simple standard Will.
What is the nature of the service?
We are able to offer a postal and telephone service to Prospect members, which ensures the efficiency and speed with which we deal with your instructions. The Inheritance & Welfare Team is supervised by an experienced in-house solicitor, who ensures that your interests are paramount.
How do I go about writing my Will with Slater & Gordon Lawyers (formerly RJW)?
To speak to our experienced advisors please call our Inheritance & Welfare Team on: 0800 916 9056 or e-mail us at: email@example.com
Following receipt of your enquiry we will send a Will Information Pack to you, which contains a questionnaire for you to complete with your wishes. The questionnaire is easy to fill out and leads you through the process step-by-step.
After you have returned your questionnaire to us we will assess your instructions, determining whether you require a free simple standard Will, or whether you would benefit from something more complex.
Once we have prepared draft Wills which you are happy with we send a bound copy Will to you for signature and provide you with detailed instructions to ensure that you sign your Wills in accordance with the relevant legislation on validity of Wills.
General Wills Queries
If you have any queries regarding Wills and Probate matters in general which are unconnected to your own Will then our Legal Advice Team are available on a 24 hour helpline to ensure that any queries you have are answered by trained professionals.
What can I expect from the Wills Service?
We aim to answer every query within 24 hours of receipt. Our administrators seek to ensure that they service every request for a Will Information Pack within the same working day.
Every Will Questionnaire is acknowledged by correspondence. We will telephone you to clarify any instructions to ensure that the legal wording used reflects your actual wishes as an individual.
While enclosing your draft Will we ensure that we advise you of any relevant areas of law that we feel you should be aware of. This advice may relate to family law, property law, succession as according to intestacy, and trust law. This ensures that you are fully aware of the implications of your instructions for both yourself and your estate and generations to follow.
When you approve of your draft Will your final copy will be sent out within 24 hours wherever possible. Finally, upon receipt of your signed copy we will check to ensure its validity and will send you copies to keep with your papers at home.
We are able to store the original Will documents of all of our Prospect clients for no additional cost. If you have any problems or queries please do not hesitate to contact the Inheritance & Welfare Team on the above number and we will be pleased to assist.
Prospect terms apply to all legal services. For further information please visit the Prospect Guide to Legal Services.