Our answer is different depending on what you are comparing us to.
The service at LegalWills.co.uk is significantly better than a blank form Will kit that you can buy on Amazon or WHSmiths.
These blank kits do not check for errors, allow you to do things you are legally not allowed to do, and rarely cover backup scenarios.
They are actually the most difficult way to prepare a well drafted Will.
We provide the same quality documents as an estate planning solicitor – often word-for-word identical, because we use the same software
that they use. We've just adapted it to make it easier to understand, and given you direct access to it.
Therefore, you can create a solicitor grade Will, but from the comfort of your own home at less than a tenth of the price.
When compared to other online services, we have honest, up-front pricing that is better than any equivalent service.
We also believe that we have the highest quality service online today. We have been in business for over
18 years, and never once has one of our Wills had an issue going
through the probate process. We also offer best-in-class phone and email support if you get stuck.
Some other highlights:
Help text every step of the way.
Every page of our service has additional help text to answer your questions. If you get stuck, send us an email and we can help.
Create your Will from anywhere at any time.
Our service works on any computer, phone or tablet. Which means you can create or update your Will in the middle of the night in Timbuktu if you need to.
If you write your Will with a solicitor, it could be out of date by the time you get home.
You don't face that issue with LegalWills.co.uk. If your circumstances change, simply login to your account, update your document, and sign your new Will.
There is no charge for updates as long as you maintain a membership.
Professional reviews by a solicitor.
Our service works for the vast majority of situations, but on occasion people have unusual circumstances and need the reassurance of a legal professional's eye.
We offer this as an option.
Our other services.
We don't just do Will writing. We offer a complete portfolio of services that will help you to plan your estate.
We have the LifeLocker® executor tool, that allows you to document all of your personal details and assets,
and MyVault™ that lets you upload important files. Together with our Keyholder® mechanism, you can be
assured that the right information gets into the right hands at the right time (and not before).
Privacy and security.
We do not store any information as plain text. We do not store Wills in our database.
All of your information is encrypted on our servers. Nobody can access it except you and your designated Keyholders® at the appropriate time.
Furthermore, we do not share, trade or sell any of your data with third parties whatsoever.
“I used your service to write a Will
for my dear wife Christine who passed away this year. The Will was easy to
fill out and very straightforward. I never had one problem arise because of
--- Keith Sutton Read
For an informative and eye-opening comparison of the MyWill™ service to
do-it-yourself legal will kits, read about it here.