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Make a Will Month

1 September - 30 September

Peace of mind for you and your family.

Appointments to write or update your Will are available throughout September. Please choose from the list of participating solicitors below and book early as spaces are limited.

When contacting the solicitors, please mention Farleigh Hospice Make a Will month.

Throughout Make a Will Month in September, a qualified local solicitor can write or update your Will in return for a donation to Farleigh Hospice, saving you around half of the usual cost.

Life-changing events can happen when you least expect them. Making your Will gives you peace of mind, knowing that your loved ones will be provided for in the way you want when you die. If you do not have a Will, the state will decide what happens to your assets and who cares for any children you may have.

If you already have a will, don’t forget it’s important to keep it up to date - so if your circumstances have changed, take advantage of this great offer.

We ask for a minimum donation of only £125 for a single Will or £160 for a pair of mirror Wills.
Your donation will help Farleigh to provide physical and emotional care, free of charge, to help our patients to live as actively as possible from the point of diagnosis to the end of their life.

Appointments to write or update your Will are available throughout September. Please choose from the list of participating solicitors below and book early as spaces are limited.

This simple action will give you peace of mind and help us to continue to provide care for people affected by life-limiting illness and bereavement.

Why do I need a Will?


We are all more aware than ever, that life-changing events can happen when you least expect them. Be prepared for the unexpected by making a Will. Then your family and friends will know your wishes, removing any uncertainty about what you want in the event of your death.

Without a Will, the state decides what happens to your assets and who cares for your children.

I have a Will, why should I update it?

If your circumstances change, so should your Will. Especially if these changes involve property, financial assets, dependents or a change in marital status.

Even if you have not undergone any significant life changes, it is advisable to review your Will every five years, to check that it still reflects what you want it to say and to find out if there have been any changes to the law which might affect it.


Things to decide before your appointment:

  • Choose an executor - decide who you would like to carry out your wishes.
  • Choose a guardian - this is the person(s) who will take on the legal responsibility to care for your children.
  • List your assets - take with you a list of your assets (your house, savings, stocks and shares etc).
  • Also take a list of what you owe (e.g. mortgage balances, overdrafts, bank loans and other debts).
  • List specific gifts - list special items that items that you wish to leave to someone specific.
  • Consider any donations you want to make to charity. Your solicitor will explain the ways you can leave gifts in your Will.

A bit more about Gifts in Wills…

Gifts left in Wills fund care for one in five patients at Farleigh Hospice. Leave a legacy of care by leaving a gift to Farleigh in your Will and make a huge difference for future generations. Contact our Legacy Team on 01245 457411 or email legacies@farleighhospice.org for more information.

Participating solicitors in Chelmsford


Backhouse Solicitors Ltd
17 Duke Street, Chelmsford Essex, CM1 1JU
www.backhouse-solicitors.co.uk
Contact: Colin Murphy - 01245 893400

Birkett Long LLP
Faviell House, 1 Coval Wells, Chelmsford CM1 1WZ
www.birkettlong.co.uk
Contact: Emma Clarke - 01245 453833

Fisher Jones Greenwood LLP
16 Baddow Road, Chelmsford CM2 0DG
www.fjg.co.uk
Contact: Wills and Probate - 01245 584530

Gepp Solicitors
58 New London Road, Chelmsford, CM2 0PA
www.geppsolicitors.co.uk
Contact: Enquiry Line - 01245 228125

Taylor Haldane Barlex Solicitors LLP
Hampton House, 137 Beehive Lane, Great Baddow, Chelmsford, CM2 9RX
www.THBlegal.com
Contact: Emma Blakesley - 01245 493959

Tees Law
Parkview House, Victoria Road South, Chelmsford, CM1 1NG
www.teeslaw.co.uk
Contact: Ian Johnston - 01245 294272

Participating solicitors in Braintree

Cunningtons LLP
Great Square, Braintree, CM7 1UD
www.cunningtons.co.uk
Contact: Harriet Bownes - 01376 326868

Participating solicitors in Colchester

GoodyBurrett LLP
St Martins House, 63 West Stockwell Street, Colchester, C01 1HE
www.goodyburrett.co.uk

Contact: Georgina Leighton - 01206 577676

Participating solicitors in Maldon

Bright & Sons Solicitors
West Square, Maldon, CM9 6HA
www.brightslaw.com
Contact: Lisa Hall - 01621 852323

Participating solicitors in Tiptree

Bright & Sons Solicitors
Lime House. 75 Church Road, Tiptree, Colchester, C05 0HB
www.brightslaw.com
Contact: Lisa Hall - 01621 852323
(Bookings made via the Maldon Office)

Participating solicitors in Witham

Bright & Sons Solicitors
87-91 Newland Street, Witham, CM8 1AD
www.brightslaw.com
Contact: Lisa Hall - 01621 852323
(Bookings made via the Maldon Office)