Make A Will Fortnight 2021

What is Make a Will Fortnight?

Several 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. 

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:

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.

By taking part in St Wilfrid’s Hospice Make A Will Fortnight your Will can be written, or amended, without fees and instead you will be asked to make a donation to St Wilfrid’s at the time of your appointment.

Thank you to 2020's participating firms:

Helen Gagan Solicitors


PO22 7NZ

Tel: 01243 867330

Contact: Helen Gagan

George Ide LLP


PO19 1NQ

Tel: 01243 786668

Contact: Ursula Watt, Jan Conrad and Leanne McGauley

SMR Solicitors


PO21 5SB

Tel: 01243 860323

Contact: TBA

Irwin Mitchell


PO19 1UF

Tel: 0370 1500 100 ext 593132

Contact: Nicola Hawkins

SMR Solicitors  


PO20 0QW

Tel: 01243 602832

Contact: Matthew Field and Elizabeth Osmend


The Owen Kenny Partnership


PO19 1JR

Tel: 01243 532777

Contact: Emily Allchurch, Julie Jones, Michael Wells, Rachel Cook and Sophie Ruthven-Murray


SMR Solicitors


PO19 3HE

Tel: 01243 780211

Contact: Greg Woods