Bequeathed is an online will-writing scheme that works for the benefit of consumers, charities and law firms.
We tell them when they either might need or should pay for expert legal advice from one of our panel firms.
Firms join Bequeathed because it gives them a sustainable, competitive advantage. The ability to offer a free will scheme alongside fixed fee online offers allows firms to attract and help many more prospective customers who were browsing.
We have partnerships with Remember a Charity for England and Wales and Will to Give in Northern Ireland (Scotland will be early 2021)
Remeber a Charity have 200 charity members and Will to Give has 60 charity members.
We support all the charities by providing their supporters, friends and families with a free will.
Those consumers often appoint professional executors from our panel law firms. If a consumer appoints your law firm then you get a copy of the will and permission to contact the consumer.
If you are a Remember a Charity registered professional advisor, please see below for our offer.
Our approach is the right thing to do for consumers.
"We help you make the will you need in the way that suits you best"
A consumer can:
Law firms can set their own prices for the review and the LPA options and customise their offer.
And, of course, can offer these options alongside their traditional face-to-face and/or video services.
Again: "We help you make the will you need in the way that suits you best"
Bequeathed helps more consumers and charity supporters make a will, which means more families and friends are catered for. It also prompts consumers to consider the impact a legacy could have for a cause they care about. We generate above-average rates of giving.
So Bequeathed is great for charities, especially as it addresses charities’ concern that their reputation will be damaged if they recommend online will-writers that fail to advise their supporters fully.
The involvement of leading law firms like yours in Bequeathed plays a significant role in attracting charities to the scheme. In turn, those charities promote Bequeathed and its panel law firms to thousands upon thousands of their supporters who want to make a will.
Unlike other free charity will schemes, your firm doesn’t have to take on free or low-cost will writing as a loss leader. We do that.
And you don’t have to do the awkward upsell from a free will to additional legal services. We help consumers consider the benefits of expert legal advice. You only work with new clients who decide they do want your advice and are willing to pay a reasonable fee for it under your terms and conditions.
Bequeathed gives law firms a pretty unbeatable position versus the online providers who decry lawyers.
With Bequeathed, consumers and charities are safe in the knowledge that lawyers are on hand when expert advice is needed. They can rely on the Bequeathed will-writing software that has been developed over seven years and is trusted by leading law firms around the UK.
You can capture prospects who are browsing for free wills, for cheap wills, for fixed price wills. And if you upsell one in ten then you will generate a signficant ROI.
Our panel law firms recognise the value they add to a client is not in the drafting - technology can do most of that job. The value is in the expert legal advice they provide.
In doing our very best to help consumers complete their will online, we qualify out those that did not need or were not prepared to pay for your advice. It means we only deliver profitable new business from clients who will value the expertise you offer, both now and across a lifetime of legal needs.
To become Bequeathed’s panel firm in your area there’s a £599 setup fee.
Your subscription – from just £200/month for each office - only starts once you get your first referral or Professional Executor appointment.
If you would like to start the discussion on how to secure Bequeathed for your firm in your area, telephone Jon Brewer on
or email him on [email protected].
If you are signed up to Remember a Charity then we will set you up as a RAC panel firm. You only appear in the panel when consumers are referred by RAC. You sign up for free as that allows to send you any wills when you are appointed as a professional executor (GDPR rules).
If you would like to register as a panel form for RAC please contact Crispin White