THE coronavirus pandemic has made people reflect on the fragility of life, and understandably, solicitors have been inundated with requests from people looking to get their affairs in order with regards to having an up-to-date will.

At Will Aid, the charity will-writing campaign, we recently carried out a survey which revealed that coronavirus has prompted more than 55 per cent of Britons to think about how best to protect their loved ones after they are gone.

In November, solicitors around the UK will be offering to produce this important document in exchange for a voluntary donation to Will Aid.

We want to talk to all the people out there who have previously avoided confronting the inevitability of death – and help them to plan ahead to make what will be an awful time for friends and family, that little bit easier.

Law firms volunteer their time and expertise to write basic wills, waiving their fee, with clients being invited to make a voluntary donation to support the vital work of the nine partner charities. (ActionAid, Age UK, British Red Cross, Christian Aid, NSPCC, Save the Children, Sightsavers, SCIAF (Scotland) and Trocaire (Northern Ireland).

To find your nearest solicitor or for more information, visit

Peter de Vena Franks, Campaign Director, Will Aid