What is the free will writing service?

Our free will writing service allows you to write or update your will for free, either online or face to face with a solicitor. Whilst you’re under no obligation to do so, most people who use the service also choose to leave a gift to the British Lung Foundation to help our work towards better treatments, cures and support for people living with a lung condition.

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Find a solicitor near you

Apply for a free will writing pack and our partners at the National Free Wills Network will send you a list of solicitors you can visit near you, as well as a declaration form to send back when you’ve written your will.

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Write your will online for free

Apply to use our online free will writing service and we’ll send you a link and code to use with our partner Farewill so you can write your will online for free.

Write your online will for free

What wording should I use to leave a gift in my will to the British Lung Foundation?

Help with wording your gift

What wording should I use to leave a gift in my will to the British Lung Foundation?

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Need some help

Our legacies team is here to help with any queries about leaving a gift in your will.

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Read our legacy glossary where we’ve defined some legal and financial terms relating to gifts in wills.

See our Legacy glossary

For legal and financial terms explained

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I ensure my will is valid?

For your will to be valid you need to make sure it exists on paper- a copy of your will on the computer alone is not enough. It must be signed by you and two witnesses who must be over the age of 18 and cannot be your spouse or civil partner.

Are there any tax benefits to leaving money to charity in my will?

If you leave something to charity in your will, then it won't count towards the total taxable value of your estate. You can also cut the Inheritance Tax Rate on the rest of your estate from 40% to 36%, if you leave at least 10% of your ‘net estate’ to a charity.

Regulations

The National Free Wills Network conforms to relevant regulations of The Law Societies of England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland as well as the Charity Commission and the Institute of Fundraising.

Disclaimer

Any solicitor you are referred to as part of the National Free Wills Network is an independent professional from whom you will receive impartial and confidential advice. All Network solicitors are members of their relevant Law Society. Inclusion of a firm of solicitors in the Network does not imply a recommendation by BLF.