Remembering JUSTICE in your will

A bequest to a charity is one way of ensuring that the causes you espouse during your lifetime continue to flourish. A legacy to a charity is also tax-efficient in that it is exempt from inheritance tax and does not count as part of an estate.

Leaving a gift to JUSTICE

The drawing up of a will, or the addition of a codicil to an existing will, is a serious and personal matter. There is no magic form of words for use in a will and you, or your advisers will doubtless wish the form and type of any bequest to fit in with the remainder of your will.  We can, however, suggest the following wording as a starting point (obviously, you would choose the option in square brackets most appropriate to your wishes):

I bequeath to JUSTICE of 59 Carter Lane, London EC4V 5AQ, registered charity no. 1058580, [the sum of £_________] [__%of the residue of my estate] [the residue of my estate]  free of all taxes to be used by JUSTICE at its discretion and I declare that the receipt of the Director of JUSTICE or of any other authorised  officer of JUSTICE shall constitute a good discharge to my Executors

JUSTICE has left a legacy – and you can help us build on it

JUSTICE’s proud tradition of painstaking analysis and innovative thought has played a part in many progressive changes to our legal system in recent years, including:

  • The Ombudsman system
  • The Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme
  • The Crown Prosecution Service
  •  Data protection laws
  • The Royal Commission on Criminal Justice and the Criminal Cases Review Commission
  • Incorporation of the European Convention on Human Rights, via the Human Rights Act 1998
  • The International Criminal Court (via membership of the International Commission of Jurists)
  • Incorporation of safeguards on disclosure in criminal cases
  • Fairer sentencing and asylum procedures
  • Moves towards a more transparent system for judicial appointments