A solicitor ‘can help to ensure your wishes are followed

Seeking advice from a solicitor when writing a will can help to ensure that your wishes are carried out as intended, one charity spokesperson has stated this weekend.

Speaking on Wednesday, Gordon Lishman, director general of Age Concern, suggested that writing a will was an important issue and should be carried out with proper diligence.

"Advice from a solicitor will help to ensure that your wishes are carried out as you intended," he contended.

He added that setting out ones wishes could give peace of mind while avoiding later stress for friends and family, who will not need to handle "reams of paperwork" at a later date.

Earlier this month, Age Concern launched a Take Control campaign intended to provide advice to older people about heating and insulating their homes, coordinating efforts for the project with the Home Heat Helpline.