Your legacy is our community

With a gift in your Will, you can help make sure Opening Doors London are here for your community, long into the future.

Of course, you’ll want to take care of your family first, chosen or otherwise. But we hope you’ll also consider leaving a gift to your family here at ODL, too. Even a small portion of your estate could help keep our doors open and our services running long into the future.

Your legacy can help more people find our services, get the support they need and join this special community we’ve built together. And creating or amending your Will couldn’t be easier – we’re in contact with five LGBT+ friendly providers who can help.

And if you’re feeling nervous about organising your Will, or just want some extra information before you meet with a solicitor, check out our handy guide.

 

  • The Hertfordshire Will Company
    Professional, tailored and friendly advice from a company that will come to your home for appointments
    www.hertswill.co.uk
    0800 019 1540
    enquiries@hertswill.co.uk
  • Comptons
    Award-winning firm of solicitors based in Parkway Camden Town
    www.comptons.co.uk
    0207 485 0888
    advice@comptons.co.uk
  • Lewis Nedas and Co
    A legal firm offering a broad range of services including a specialist team of Elderly Care Solicitors headed by solicitor Richard McConnell
    www.lewisnedas.co.uk
    020 3131 2928
    rmcconnell@lewisnedas.co.uk
  • Hodge Jones Allen
    A North Gower Street-based practice with a dedicated Wills and probate team. Celebrating 40 years’ service this year!
    www.hja.net
    0808 278 3009
    hja@hja.net
  • Scott Moncrieff
    Wills, probate and inheritance tax are just some of the issues addressed by this firm based in Holborn
    www.scomo.com
    0203 811 3270

 

Getting practical about legacies

Here’s some practical information and advice about leaving a gift in your Will.

There are three types of gifts you can make:

  • Residuary gift – a share in, or all of, what’s left of the value of your estate after family and friends have been taken care of.
  • Pecuniary gift – a specific sum of money that you’d like to leave.
  • Specific gift – an item such as jewellery or a piece of art.

The advantage of leaving a share of your estate (also known as a residuary gift) is that it stays the same over time and you won’t need to change your will to keep up with inflation.

The easiest way to write or amend a Will is with the help of a solicitor or Will-writer. You can find them in your local area, either online or in the Yellow Pages.

They can help you:

Write a new Will

  • Once written, a new Will makes any previous Wills void. This is the easiest way to ensure your estate is in order.

Write a codicil

  • A codicil is a document used to change a Will that has already been made. These are usually used to make simple additions or amendments.