Do I Need a Solicitor ?

 

No, however it is highly recommended that you use one. There are specific requirements which must be met when making a Will and it is a solicitor’s job to make sure they are met. If your Will is not written correctly it may be invalid and your property will be distributed as if you died intestate. Another risk is that your Will may be valid but the legal interpretation may not reflect your intentions at the time of writing. A solicitor will ensure your Will reflects how you want your property to be dealt with, and that the Will is valid. Their knowledge of inheritance tax planning is also useful.