For those of us who love justice and equality, we want to see it transform lives and communities now and for the future.

One powerful way to help make this happen is to leave a gift to our charity in your Will.

After you’ve taken care of loved ones, you may wish to leave a gift in your Will to our Law Centre. The donation can be as small or large as you choose, and will ensure that future generations growing up in south-west London can have equal access to life-changing legal advice and justice when they need it most.

If you’d like to discuss giving a legacy, please contact our CEO Patrick Marples on 020 8772 7051 or by email patrick.marples@swllc.org. Thank you.

Some information about leaving a legacy

Tax Efficient Giving

You may be eligible to receive a reduction in inheritance tax when leaving a gift in your will to charitable causes like South West London Law Centre.

Leaving a gift in your will to charity is completely free from inheritance tax, which means a bequest to the Law Centre will be deducted from the value of the estate before any tax liability is calculated.

We strongly advise you consult a solicitor when making or revising your will, to ensure it reflects your wishes and is legally valid.

To leave the law centre a gift, you will need to know our charity details, which are:

5th Floor Davis House, Robert Street, Croydon CRO 1QQ Registered Charity No. 1102433

A guide to the text you would need to insert in your will

“I give to South West London Law Centre, registered charity number 1102433 at 5th Floor Davis House, Robert Street, Croydon CRO 1QQ, the sum of £X, free of inheritance tax, for its general charitable purposes.”

If you’re worried that time will erode the value of your gift, please ask your solicitor for advice on how you might arrange it to keep pace with inflation.

If you’ve already made your will and would now like to include a gift to South West London Law Centre, you can complete a codicil form. A codicil is a supplement to a will and allows you to amend your existing will without drawing up a new one.

Our impact

45

years helping local people get justice

8252

people helped in 2018/19

8 in 10

households saved from eviction at court

Our impact

Last year we helped more than 8,000 people on low incomes across south-west London to understand and defend their rights.

Without the free legal advice and representation our charity provides, many local people would be locked out of getting justice because they can’t afford a lawyer.

Other ways to give

Give a regular gift

Your regular monthly gift can help someone to understand and defend their rights, at the most difficult time in their life

Give a single gift

A single donation, big or small, can transform someone’s life by helping them get justice when they need it most

Volunteer – generally

Our wonderful volunteers give their time to support our day-to-day work, and help us provide life-changing help to more local people.