PRESS RELEASE: LIFE’S CERTAINTIES
7 July 2008
As the old adage goes, there are two certainties in life –death and taxes. But it seems that despite ongoing campaigns encouraging us to make a will, three quarters of under- 44 year olds have not made a will and almost 50% of people die without having made a will (source: Will Aid). And whilst most of us would never consider going on holiday without proper holiday insurance, so too it seems that a summer break is often be the trigger for people getting their personal affairs in order and taking steps to make a will.
Startling statistics and Buller Jeffries’ partner Caroline Coates, who is also current President of the Birmingham Law society is typical of someone with a foot firmly in this camp. She told us:
‘I don’t think any of us really like to think about death – it’s something that happens to other people. Despite being a solicitor, with colleagues based in the same...