From 4 – 29 March, local solicitors and will writers will be supporting Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice by offering a free basic will writing service which typically costs £185 per will, for a suggested donation.

You can leave your donation with the solicitor or will writer when you have your appointment, who will then pass it onto the Hospice. Please book direct with one of the below who are supporting this initiative for Birmingham St Mary's...

Talbots Law

Address: 5-7 Hagley Road, Halesowen, B63 4PU.

Contact: Melinda Rice

Tel: 0800 118 1500 - New enquiries team

Northwood Banks & Co Limited

Address: 1600-1602 Coventry Road, Yardley, Birmingham, B26 1AL.

Contact: Stephanie Borriello

Tel: 0121 706 9811

Email: [email protected]

Quality Davisons Solicitors (2 offices)

Address: 1886-1888 Pershore Road, Cotteridge, Birmingham, B30 3AS.

Contact: Tracey Salt or Libby Carr

Tel 0121 685 1255

Email: [email protected]

Address: 63-65 Beckbury Road, Weoley Castle, Birmingham, B29 5HS.

Contact: Maninder Phull or Della Doughty

Tel: 0121 685 1248

Email: [email protected]

Accord Legal Services (appointments available at home or at the Hospice)

Contact: Derek Dickson

Tel: 07505558324 or 0121 293 2802

Email: [email protected]

McClure Solicitors

Address: Two​ Snow Hill, Snow Hill Queensway, Birmingham, West Midlands, B4 6GA.

Contact: Hayley Bayfield

Tel: 0800 852 1999

Email: [email protected]

Please note, online facility will be available soon

You can take advantage of this limited offer whether you wish to write or amend a will and during your appointment you will be able to:

  • Make sure your family and friends are looked after
  • Choose who will be responsible for administrating your estate
  • Protect your partner where you are not married or in a civil partnership
  • Ensure you don’t pay more Inheritance Tax than necessary
  • Leave a gift to a nominated charity, if you so wish

Of course we know that your family and friends will always be at the forefront of your mind when planning for the future. However, these days, after family and friends have been cared for, many people like to find a place in their will for a charitable cause.

At Birmingham St Mary's Hospice, 1 in 7 individuals and their families are cared for thanks to a gift being left in a will. If you leave something to charity in your will, then it won't count towards the total taxable value of your estate. You can also cut the Inheritance Tax rate on the rest of your estate from 40% to 36%, if you leave at least 10% of your 'net estate' to a charity.

This year, Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice will be celebrating 40 years of care across Birmingham and Sandwell. When the Hospice first opened in 1979, it could care for 25 people on any given day. Four decades later and the Hospice is supporting over 400 people every day, providing care in people’s homes, in the community, at its Day Hospice facility and at the Hospice’s Inpatient Unit. 

Terms and conditions apply. Please note that if your estate is complex and a basic will will not suffice, your solicitor/will writer will outline what is required and indicate any additional costs that may be incurred. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.