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An affordable way to get your affairs sorted
Starting from £99 for a single Will
Legal professionals to help you every step of the way
Arrange your Will in the comfort of your own home, over the phone or by post
Free and secure storage of your Will
It starts with a get-to-know-you call with Hugh James that will only take a couple of minutes. It will help you decide which is the right Will for you. Once you’ve decided, here’s what happens next:
Once your draft Will is ready, we'll send you a written copy to check and approve. You’ll then receive the final version to store. Or, if you prefer, we can do this for you, for free. If you want to keep important documents in one place, we can also store your deeds together with your Will.
Three words: peace of mind.
If you’re over 18, a Will is your way of letting everyone know what should happen to your money, property and possessions after you die (together they’re called your 'estate').
And it’s not just about your stuff. If you don't leave a Will, the law decides what happens to your estate and there’s no guarantee it will be a simple process. Whether you’re living with your partner, are separated, married or have children, a Will can give your loved ones a bit of extra security at a sensitive time.
Call our partners, Hugh James Solicitors on
0345 313 3603
There are different types of Wills available depending on your needs:
Hugh James know Wills inside out - they are one of the UK’s leading law firms*. We chose them as our partner because they understand how much our customers matter to us.
They will talk about your Will in your language. They will guide you every step of the way. They will ensure your Will is exactly how you want it. And if you have any questions along the way, you can call them as many times as you like to talk things through. Through them, we offer a personalised, one-to-one legal service without the need to go to a solicitor’s office.
* Source: Chambers & Partners
Still have questions about Will writing
You could do it yourself, but will you get it right and will it be legal? The beauty of this service is that you get the experts for a great price. Our partner will help you create the Will you want. You can call as often as you like – all for one set price – so if you have any questions, just ask. It’s all about giving you confidence and certainty for the future.
We believe you should have the right financial products and services to make your world better. To do this, we aim to keep things straightforward – by cutting out the jargon and keeping things nice and simple.
We also think it’s vital to team up with the right people. Like Hugh James. We’ve done the hard work − finding the lawyers to write your Will − so you don’t have to.
It all begins with a quick phone call to our expert legal partners. They’ll get to know you and your needs and then send you a handy pack in the post. If you choose to go through your Will on the phone, they’ll arrange to call you about a week later – whenever it’s handy for you – to go through what you want in your Will.
If you’re making a joint Will with a loved one, what we call a ‘Mirror Will’, and can’t be in the same place at the same time, you can arrange to speak together on the same call even if you’re in different locations, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. Just ask when you book your appointment.
If you choose to fill in a Will drafting form yourself, all you need to do is send it back in the envelope provided when you’ve filled in the sections. You can always call if you want to ask any questions or send the form back with what you’ve written and finish the rest of it over the phone. They’ll then do the rest. It’s that simple.
Not making a Will could leave your loved ones in a sticky situation. Often it can make things complicated and take time to sort through the red tape. Only certain relatives can inherit, due to certain laws that apply to inheritance without a Will. These are called the Laws of Intestacy. And if there’s property involved, the friends or relatives you want to inherit, might have to apply to become an ‘administrator’. Forms will need to be filled and approval can often take up to a month or longer.
That depends on the type of Will you want.
No matter what stage of your life you’re at, a Will can help your family to deal with costs, decisions and any complicated family arrangements that might arise. Even if you don’t have children or own your house, a Will can be a huge blessing to your loved ones, giving them peace of mind that your wishes are being carried out.
Low cost, ‘DIY Kits’ might be cheaper but they don’t include checking by a lawyer, and you could make a mistake without knowing it. Our Will Writing service gives you the level of expertise you expect from knowing a lawyer has reviewed your Will, at an affordable price and with the security of knowing that your Will is legal and that your wishes will be carried out.
You need to store your Will somewhere safe and secure as if it is lost, defaced or tampered with in any way, it will become invalid. You also need to make sure that the executors of your Will know where to find it and can access it easily. If you keep your Will in a safety deposit box, for example, your executors will not be able to open the box without obtaining a court order.
To help make this easy for you, Hugh James offers FREE Will storage in their secure vaults. When the time comes, your executors will know exactly where to find your Will and how to get hold of it. You can also store any property deeds you have together with your Will. Free of charge.
Here's the information that you need to know about who we are and the other companies that we work with in order to provide our products and services.
Who are SunLife?
AXA Wealth Ltd trades as SunLife and is the provider of the Guaranteed Over 50 Plan, SunLife Insurance and the life insurance policy payment option for Funeral Plans. AXA Wealth Ltd is a company limited by shares and the registered office is at 1 Wythall Green Way, Wythall, Birmingham B47 6WG (registered in England, No. 01225468). AXA Wealth Ltd is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. AXA Wealth Ltd is entered on the Financial Services Register (registration no. 119201).
AXA Wealth Services Ltd distributes financial products and services and trades as SunLife. AXA Wealth Services Ltd is a company limited by shares and the registered office is at 1 Wythall Green Way, Wythall, Birmingham B47 6WG (registered in England, no. 02238458). AXA Wealth Services Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and is entered on the Financial Services Register (registration no. 465753).
‘SunLife’ (comprising of the companies AXA Wealth Services Limited, AXA Wealth Limited and AXA Sun Life Direct Limited) has been acquired by Pearl Life Holdings Limited (and now forms part of the Phoenix Group -
www.thephoenixgroup.com). ‘AXA’ is a trademark that is owned by AXA SA and will be used for a short period under a licence granted by AXA SA to the Phoenix Group.
Pearl Life Holdings Limited is registered in England (4560778) at 1 Wythall Green Way, Wythall, Birmingham B47 6WG. As part of the Phoenix Group, AXA Wealth Limited will continue to be authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by Prudential Regulation Authority and Financial Conduct Authority. AXA Wealth Services Limited will continue to be regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
You can contact us by post at SunLife, PO Box 7054, Willenhall, WV1 9ZH or by phone on 0800 008 6060. As part of our commitment to quality service and security, calls may be recorded.
If you choose to add Funeral Benefit Option to your Guaranteed Over 50 Plan the funeral services are arranged and provided by Dignity Funerals Limited. Dignity Funerals Limited is a company registered in England and Wales No. 00041598. VAT registered No. 486 6081 14. 4 King Edwards Court, King Edwards Square, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B73 6AP. Telephone No. 0121 354 1557. Fax No. 0121 355 808. Part of Dignity plc. A British Company. Dignity are not regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority or the Prudential Regulation Authority but are registered providers with the Funeral Planning Authority.
Who provides the Funeral Plans?
The funeral services are arranged by a funeral director selected by Golden Charter Ltd. Golden Charter Ltd are not required to be authorised or regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority or the Prudential Regulation Authority in relation to funeral plans but are registered providers with the Funeral Planning Authority.
If you choose to pay for your funeral in one go, with a single payment, you will have a contract with Golden Charter. The funeral services will be arranged by a funeral director selected by Golden Charter Ltd.
If you choose to pay for your funeral with a life insurance policy, the policy will be provided by AXA Wealth Ltd, trading as SunLife. The funeral services will be arranged by a funeral director selected by Golden Charter Ltd.
Who provides My Smarter (ISA)?
My Smarter (ISA) is provided by Scottish Friendly Asset Managers Limited. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Details can be found on the Financial Services register, registration No. 188832. Member of The Investment Association. Registered Office: Scottish Friendly House, 16 Blythswood Square, Glasgow G2 4HJ.
Who provides the Will writing services?
Hugh James is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA Number:303202).
The information contained on this website is based on Hugh James' understanding of the law of intestacy in England and Wales only as at April 2014. The law in Scotland and Northern Ireland is significantly different. This is for information purposes and is not intended to be legal advice.
Who provides Family Life Insurance?
SunLife Family Life Insurance is provided by Scottish Friendly Assurance Society Limited which is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Details can be found on the Financial Services register (registration number 110002). Registered Office: Scottish Friendly House, 16 Blythswood Square, Glasgow G2 4HJ.
Who provides SunLife Pet Insurance
SunLife Pet Insurance is arranged and administered by BDML Connect Limited. BDML Connect Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (No. 309140). Registered in England and Wales Number 02785540. Registered Office: 45 Westerham Road, Bessels Green, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 2QB.
Who provides SunLife Home Insurance
SunLife Home Insurance is arranged and administered by BISL Limited and underwritten by a panel of insurers. BISL Limited are an intermediary authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Registered in England no. 03231094. Registered office Pegasus House, Bakewell Road, Orton Southgate, Peterborough PE2 6YS.