Leading Dorset and Somerset solicitors firm Humphries Kirk is offering 40 per cent off the cost of making a will or amending an existing will during its ‘Will Week’ from Monday October 6 to Friday October 10.

To take advantage of this offer, members of the public must contact any of the firm’s seven offices next week so that an appointment can be arranged.

Simon Cross, partner at Humphries Kirk, said: “We are running this special promotion to raise awareness of the importance of having an up to date will. Many people believe that, when they die, their assets will automatically pass to their spouse, partner or children. This is not, however, guaranteed. The law dictates who gets what and how much if there is no will in place.

“Having a will is the only way to guarantee that your wishes are respected after you have passed away. It can also help to prevent disputes between beneficiaries and, where relevant, can state why someone has been specifically excluded from the estate.”

Humphries Kirk can also offer advice on how to appoint legal guardians, state your funeral wishes, create  legacies to individuals or  charitable organisations and many more issues. Any tax or trust advice will be charged separately.

The approximate cost after discount is £75 for a single will, £108-135 for a mirror will and £50 for an amendment to an existing will.

To take up the offer, please visit www.hklaw.eu and contact your local Humphries Kirk office.

The firm provides legal expertise to private and commercial clients, with offices in Parkstone, Poole, Bournemouth, Dorchester, Crewkerne, Swanage and Wareham. The firm also has consulting rooms in Wimborne, Yeovil and London.