Theoretically, a will can be drafted by anyone. It is though, important to get both the
contents and the execution of the will correct. Otherwise your intentions may not come
If your will does not dispose of all your property, you will die partially intestate. The
intestacy provisions will apply to the assets you have not included in your will (please
see Why do I need a will?).
A poorly drafted will may mean that gifts may fail: it may not be possible to identify a
beneficiary, or a gift.
A solicitor should also be able to give you advice on estate planning and the tax
implications of making particular gifts in your will and to whom.
Wills can be challenged. If your will is poorly drafted there is a greater likelihood of it
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