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Writing a Will is important for a number of reasons including the assurance that your estate will be dealt with as you wish when you are no longer around, that the people you want to be beneficiaries have the correct legal rights and additionally for inheritance tax reasons.
We know that getting around to writing a Will may not be everyone’s top priority which is another reason we chose to take part in Will Aid - as a way of supporting increased awareness of the importance of making a Will, which is also a surprisingly easy process.
Often individuals suffer from multiple complaints that could in essence be considered as a Disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010. Recently, colour blindness has been determined within the Employment Tribunal as an impairment, but the Claimant’s red-green colour blindness could not be considered a disability under the Equality Act 2010. Cases such as this could leave many wondering whether or not they have the right to make a disability claim.
A Will is a document that you create, and it details who is to benefit from your estate on your death. A Will is a document that should ideally be drawn up by a solicitor. This is due to the potential complications that can arise from homemade Wills. These include invalidity, unclear instructions and accidental beneficiaries. It is highly recommended that you see a solicitor, especially if you have more than one beneficiary in your Will.