TWO firms of solicitors in the Highlands are offering to write wills for free in support of Eden Court’s Make a Will Month, which runs through February 2014.
Inverness based Anderson Shaw & Gilbert and Mackenzie & Cormack in Tain have agreed to waive their normal fees for writing or updating a will, in return for a donation or legacy to Eden Court.
Eden Court is a registered charity and relies on donations to help deliver an extensive programme of theatre, film and creative learning for the Highlands.
"Making a Will is the only way to ensure that your money and assets will be shared according to your wishes after your death," Gregor Barclay of Anderson Shaw & Gilbert explained.
"Even if you are married, living with a partner, or have children, you should not assume that they will inherit if you die without making a will.
"By leaving a gift in your will to Eden Court you can support the arts while reducing the tax burden on your estate. Inheritance tax will be due if your net estate is worth more than £325,000. However, if you leave 10 per cent of your estate to charity, you can reduce your tax bill by 10 per cent."
Eden Court’s development manager Alison Logsdail said the theatre was extremely grateful to the participating solicitors for giving their support.
"Leaving a legacy is a way of helping Eden Court which costs you nothing now and yet will make a real difference in the future," she said.
"Every donation will go towards supporting the arts you love and enriching lives to come."
To take part in the scheme, contact one of the participating solicitors quoting Eden Court Make a Will Month and arrange an appointment for February 2014.
Further information about leaving a legacy to Eden Court can be found at www.eden-court.co.uk or by contacting a member of the development team on 01463 239 841.