Government recognises importance of Will writing

Published: 05/09/2014

The Government is to hold a ‘life planning day’ in an attempt to improve people’s awareness of making a Will and Lasting Powers of Attorney.

As well as highlighting the benefits of making a Will, the campaign will look to instil an understanding about Lasting Powers of Attorney, likening them to a life assurance policy.

Linda Cummins is Head of Wills and Probate at Goldsmith Williams. She is fully behind the campaign:

“There remains a real mystery surrounding will writing and estate planning, particularly Lasting Powers of Attorney, as people aren’t very comfortable about bringing it up. That’s why it’s so important to run and promote these types of campaigns; to break down any associated negativity, improve people’s knowledge and encourage them to get their affairs in order.

“Here at Goldsmith Williams we have run several seminars and workshops about Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney and also run weekly Wills clinics through Age Concern Liverpool and Sefton which gives people the opportunity to talk about their personal circumstances and receive expert legal advice catered completely for them and their needs. The feedback has been extremely positive – people seem relieved to have an outlet to discuss this topic.

“It is essential to promote the benefits of Wills and Estate Planning and help people ensure their assets are protected and their loved ones provided for.”

The ‘Life Planning Day’ will be held in 2015.

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