Partner, Head of Residential PropertyKen Robertson
Having a properly drafted Will is your opportunity to record your wishes in relation to the succession to your estate on your death. It is wrong to assume that the Laws of Succession which apply when you die intestate (without leaving a Will) will necessarily reflect your wishes.
The absence of a Will can create additional costs and and can result in delays in the administration of your affairs.
Don't be tempted to use a home made or off the shelf Will
There are a number of organisations and websites offering these for a fixed fee or providing standard documents for your completion. These often create uncertainty and are at worst invalid.