Almost half of Brits who have a Will, haven’t updated it for more than five years. This means nearly half of UK Wills are likely to be out-of-date.

Of those, a third haven’t updated it for over 7 years, and a fifth haven’t dusted it off in more than a decade.

Almost half of people realise the law decides who will inherit your assets if you don’t have a Will in place.

Only a third of people realise that a couple living together, without marriage or civil partnership, won’t inherit each other’s assets without a Will in place.

Only a third of people realise their spouse (wife, husband, civil partner) won’t automatically inherit their full estate without a Will in place.

Only 16% of people realise that remarrying invalidates a Will.

Less than a third of people realise stepchildren won’t be included in a Will unless stipulated that separately.

17% of people think a Will can be updated by making changes on the original document and initialling them.

When was the last time you reviewed your Will?