Do I need a will? What you need to know about making a will and when to do it

If you die without making a will, the law decides who gets any money, property, or possessions (known as your estate) that you may leave behind. You can also set out what happens to any dependents, such as children, or beloved pets in your will, and use it to save on inheritance tax.

But despite the obvious benefits, three in five adults in the UK have not written a will, according to research from Canada Life.