Our story

We created William with one goal: to make it as easy as possible to create a Will. Over 50% of people who die in the UK, do so without a Will. This can cause a number of serious problems for their family.

Research has shown that there are four main reasons why people do not create a will:

  1. It is complicated
  2. It is scary
  3. It can be expensive
  4. It can be done another day

We created William to change this.

We believe that everyone should have a Will and that no family should face the complication of dealing with the affairs of a loved one, should one not exist.

To do this we put together a team of legal and technology experts to build a product which is easy to use and complies with government legislation. As such, a Will with William is and always will be fully legally compliant.

Our website not only provides Wills of the same high quality that you would receive from a solicitor but is also convenient, straightforward and affordable.

We have spent a lot of time focusing on the website experience, going through many rounds of user testing to ensure that anyone is able to create a Will on our website.

When you create a Will with William, we promise that:

  • We will protect your personal data using the latest in Internet security
  • We will never share your personal information with third parties
  • We will provide you with a full refund if you are not entirely happy with your Will

The team behind William are:

Peter McCormack – Product Manager
Peter is a digital strategy expert with over 20 years industry experience. Most recently Peter was a director of McCormack & Morrison, a London based digital agency, managing the websites and digital strategy for both UK and International blue chip companies.
Peter’s LinkedIn profile.

Andy Parker – Legal Compliance
Andy has been a director of Cornerstone Wills for over 15 years and is a specialist in Wills and inheritance tax. Andy holds both the Society of Will Writers and Estate Planners and Practitioners (SWWEPP) diploma and the STEP Advanced Certificate in Will Preparation.
Andy’s LinkedIn profile.

Ian Harris – Technology
Ian is an experienced technical architect with over 18 years experience in building complex web products. Ian has also worked with Peter for over 10 years on a range of successful projects.
Ian’s LinkedIn profile.