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One statistic that has really caused a number of people to sit up and take notice in recent weeks is the estimation that 70% of the UK’s population does not have a valid will. The lack of knowledge as to what happens if one does not have a will is widespread and this is very much an issue. As legal adviser to the recent BBC2 documentary on will-writing, Can’t Take It With You, and co-presenter of the show along with business guru Sir Gerry Robinson, I was at heart of a nationwide campaign to highlight the importance of proper estate planning to over 1.5 million viewers each week.

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