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Advice and Information on Making a Will

Your local Citizens Advice Bureau will have information on solicitors who can assist you with making a will. In addition, your local Law Society will have a register of all its members and their areas of expertise; your public library will have contact details.

Information about Inheritance Tax can be found in the Customer Guide to Inheritance Tax, which can be viewed via Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs website at (type in 'Customer Guide to Inheritance Tax' in the search bar).

The Probate and Inheritance Tax Helpline is open 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday, telephone: 0845 30 20 900.

Age UK (formerly Age Concern and Help the Aged)
National Office England
Tavis House
1-6 Tavistock Square
Factsheet 7 Making a will; Factsheet 14 Dealing with an estate
Age UK advice: 0800 169 65 65
Email: via online enquiry form

Citizens Advice Bureau
Visit and enter the 'Relationships' section for more information from the Citizens Advice Bureau about writing a will. You might also like to visit as an excellent resource for writing a will and inheritance planning.

Free Wills Month
Free Wills Month brings together a group of well respected charities to offer members of the public aged 55 or over the opportunity to have their simple will written or updated free of charge using participating solicitors in selected locations in England.

HMRC Inheritance Tax
Ferrers House
Castle Meadow Road

Institute of Professional Willwriters
Trinity Point
New Road
West Midlands
B63 3HY
Tel: 0345 257 2570

Law Society

The Probate Department

The Solicitors' Regulation Authority
The Cube
199 Wharfside Street
B1 1RN
Tel: 0870 606 2555
Email: via online enquiry form

The SRA can provide details of solicitors in your area, including those who specialise in wills and probate.

Useful websites: - lots of useful information, including a checklist for working out your assets

To download the Making a Will Publication please select the relevant area: