Your Opportunity to Be Part of Something Special

The impact of the National Free Wills Network speaks volumes: with over half a billion pounds raised in future legacy income for more than 230 member charities.

Since the Network’s inception in 2008, we've matched over 90k charity supporters with local law firms to draft their Wills. The Network introduces firms to new clients, paving the way for lasting relationships and the potential to offer additional services and builds their Will bank. The National Free Wills Network is free to join and contrary to what its name might suggest there is a fee paid for each Will written. By joining the Network, you'll be supporting over 230 fantastic charities with one point of contact.

There are currently over 900 firms in the National Free Wills Network and we always welcome new additions, our aim is to offer charity supporters a participating solicitor as close as possible to their home. If you’d like to be part of this amazing Network, please get in touch to sign up. The Network's member charities range from large household names like RNLI, Guide Dogs and Marie Curie to beloved niche organisations like Butterfly Conservation, Book Aid International and Revitalise.

Three quarters of all the Wills written through the Network contain a gift to the sponsoring charity which means the service makes a real difference to the vital causes that take part. We asked Hollie Luck at Alzheimer’s Research UK about how vital gifts in Wills are to the charity – “Alzheimer’s Research UK is the UK’s leading dementia research charity.

If nothing changes, one in two of us will be directly affected by dementia – either by developing the condition ourselves, caring for someone with it, or both. At Alzheimer’s Research UK, we are determined to stop this from becoming a reality.

We are working to find new ways to treat, diagnose and prevent dementia and we won’t stop until we cure this heartbreaking condition. To do this, we’re investing in the best research, conducted by some of the most forward-thinking scientists across the UK.

Gifts in Wills are vital to this mission, with one in three of our research projects being funded in this way. These special gifts support life-changing research towards a cure for dementia, making all the difference for our children, grandchildren, and future generations.

As part of the National Free Wills Network, your help in assisting our supporters to leave these special gifts has been invaluable and we couldn’t do it without you. With your help now and in the future, research will find a cure.”

The National Free Wills Network is a great way to show that your firm cares through positive exposure within your local audience, enhancing your firm’s philanthropic service and corporate responsibility. We asked Amy Jo Brownson and Kelly McSeveny, Middleton Law Ltd why they decided to join the Network – “Middleton Law joined the National Free Wills Network in the second half of 2023 as we were building our private client base and had a keen interest in helping clients create a Will in a supportive and knowledgeable environment, with the added bonus of being able to support the charities too.

We have thoroughly enjoyed being a member of the National Free Wills Network and the opportunities these new clients have presented us with. We have referred clients internally for other matters as well as being able to support friends and families of these new clients.

To any potential solicitors looking to join the Network, we would say that it is such a fantastic opportunity and to be able to assist clients, fulfil something that they really need, and is extremely rewarding. It is an opportunity that cannot be missed.”

Being part of the National Free Wills Network boosts your profile, your reputation, attracts new clients and extra work, it presents the opportunity to make a lasting impact for some of the UK’s best loved charities and all of this at no cost to you, in fact there’s a fee paid for each Will written. If you’d like to know more or join the almost 900 law firms already taking part, please get in touch with Faye Briggs [email protected] or 0345 686 4309

Further testimonials from some of our participating solicitors here and other testimonials from charities are available here.


Posted on 12.04.24