Make A Will Fortnight 2021

What is Make a Will Fortnight?

A will is vital to ensure that your money and possessions are distributed according to your wishesSeveral local firms have kindly agreed to take part by writing, or amending, standard Wills free of charge. Instead of charging you a fee they will ask you to consider making a donation to the Hospice.

All solicitors are donating their time and expertise and we are enormously grateful for their support. 

When is Make a Will Fortnight?

Make a Will Fortnight is set to take place from Monday 4th to Friday 15th October 2021.

Please register your interest below and we will send you the full list of participating solicitors by late August, once they are confirmed and able book appointments at their offices.

Thank you to the solicitors in Chichester, Bognor Regis, Selsey, Emsworth, and the Witterings for their support this year. 

2021 participating firms:

Hobbs Law LLP

BOGNOR REGIS PO21 2SB

Tel: 01243 888295

Contact: Louise Hobbs 

SMR Solicitors

BOGNOR REGIS PO21 5SB

Tel: 01243 860323

Contact: Ella Humphries

Anderson Rowntree LLP

CHICHESTER PO19 1ES

Tel: 012343 787899

Contact: Michelle Jenkins-Powell 

Helen Gagan Solicitors

BOGNOR REGIS PO22 7NZ

Tel: 01243 867330

Contact: Helen Gagan

George Ide LLP

CHICHESTER PO19 1NQ

Tel: 01243 786668

Contact: Ursula Watt, Jan Conrad and Leanne McGauley

Irwin Mitchell

CHICHESTER PO19 1UF

Tel: 01243 813132    Contact: Nicola Hawkins

Tel: 01243 813126    Contact: Claire Taylor

The Owen Kenny Partnership

CHICHESTER  PO19 1JR

Tel: 01243 532777

Contact: Imogen Manuel, David Thornton, Kayleigh Butcher and Amy Cassini

SMR Solicitors

CHICHESTER PO19 3HE

Tel: 01243 780211

Contact: Greg Woods

Addison Law

EMSWORTH  PO10 7DD

Tel: 01243 372306

Contact: Christopher Halliwell

Belcher Frost Solicitors

EMSWORTH  PO10 7DX 

Tel: 01243 377231

Contact: Penny Smith, Lauren Kendell

MJR Solicitors

BOGNOR REGIS   PO22 6DB

Tel: 01243 945054

Contact: Mark Riley

SMR Solicitors

EAST WITTERING   PO20 8DY

Tel: 01243 671782

Contact: Elizabeth Osmend

SMR Solicitors  

SELSEY  PO20 0QW

Tel: 01243 602832

Contact: Matthew Field and Caroline Barnes

How to take part:

  1. Call a participating firm to secure one of the limited appointments available.
  2. After securing an appointment you may be sent a short list of things to consider e.g. your possessions and anyone you wish to benefit from your Will.
  3. The scheme covers a new standard Will or amendment to an existing Will and your solicitor will not charge you a fee. Instead, they will ask you to consider making a suggested donation* to St Wilfrid’s Hospice in support of their work with terminally-ill local people.
  4. Should your Will require any specialist advice then they will advise you of this and quote a fee for the necessary extra work, before going ahead.

*Participating solicitors are supporting this scheme in order to raise funds for St Wilfrid’s work. Rather than paying your solicitors’ fee for a new or amended Will, they will ask that you make a donation at your appointment to support our work with terminally-ill local people and their loved ones. We suggest a minimum donation of £100 for a Codicil, £150 for an individual Will or £250 for Mirror Wills (couple), however some participating solicitors’ usual fees will be higher and they may encourage you to use these as a guide for your donation.

Please note: this is not a ‘free Will’ scheme.

For further information about the Make a Will Fortnight scheme please call: 01243 755837 or e-mail: fundraising@stwh.co.uk

You can download a checklist to refer to before your appointment here.

Why do I need a Will?

It’s essential to make plans for the assets you leave behind when you die, however large or small, to ensure your money and possessions go to the people and charities that you care about. A Will is particularly important if you have dependent children and for recording your wishes with regards to any pets and your funeral plans.

A properly made Will provides peace of mind from knowing that you have made it as easy as possible for your family to sort out your estate.