Hi there, before I go into the nitty-gritty of this year’s adventurous hike at the Lake District, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Nadine Walsh-Gonzalez and I currently work as a Paralegal here at Verisona Law in the Wills, Probate & Trusts Team. Following many years of studies and my experiences taken from my current role I am hoping to complete a Training Contract in the near future to become a fully qualified Solicitor.
“To be or not to be” says Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, in his famous soliloquoy. We might rather say “to live or to die” or, the purposes of this article perhaps more accurately “to be resuscitated or not to be resuscitated”.
As you may have noticed it is 400 years since the great Bard’s death. Many of his sayings and quotations have become part of our everyday language and we use them probably without even knowing or noticing that we are doing it.
It seems that the majority of us are - more often than not. Research indicates that over half of adults in the UK have not made wills.
According to recent survey of 2259 people by Will Aid, 47% of respondents had not made a Will, with those living in Wales and aged 45-54 being the biggest culprits. So what is putting people off?