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Neil Shaw, Head of Personal Law at LCF Law explains how you can make a will whilst having a positive impact on the environment with the firm’s new tree planting initiative.

Recent research from The Association of Lifetime Lawyers shows that almost half of UK adults don’t have a will, which is an alarming figure. As the impacts of climate change continue to threaten our planet, ecosystems and people, many of us are looking for ways to make the world a better place for future generations.

To help our clients make a difference whilst ensuring that their wishes are carried out after they die, we have partnered up with the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (YDMT) to plant a tree every time we make or update a will.

YDMT helps the people, landscapes and wildlife of the Yorkshire Dales and surrounding urban areas and we have already enabled the planting of 1,000 trees through the charity, which will capture an estimated 160 tonnes of carbon over the next 50 years.

Having a will not only reduces the burden on your loved ones after death, but also minimises the risk of disputes that can be costly to resolve, both in terms of time and money. The only way to ensure that your wishes are carried out is by properly communicating them legally through a will.

By working with YDMT to plant a tree in the name of every person making or updating a will with us throughout 2024, we will not only be protecting their assets, but creating a sustainable legacy for future generations and we anticipate our partnership with YDMT will see at least another 1,000 trees planted this year.

Over the last 25 years YDMT has delivered diverse and inspirational projects that help to create habitats for wildlife, tackle climate change and connect marginalised groups with nature. Richard Hore, a development officer for the charity said: “Our growing partnership with LCF Law will play a key role in our woodland creation efforts, enabling the planting and management of native broadleaf woodlands that help to tackle climate change and nature loss. This is especially important in the Dales where woodland cover is the lowest of any UK National Park.”

Once you have made or updated a will with us and your tree is planted, you will receive details of the woodland’s location so you can visit it and see it grow.

For more details on how to make or update a will and have a tree planted, visit:


33 Park Place

0113 244 0876


One St. James Business Park
New Augustus Street

01274 848 800


The Exchange, Station Parade
North Yorkshire

01423 502211


2 The Wells Walk
LS29 9LH
West Yorkshire

01943 601020

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