If you die without making a will, known as ‘dying intestate’, it can become complicated for the people that you leave behind to carry out your wishes.
There is no need for a will to be drawn up or witnessed by a solicitor. If you wish to make a will yourself, you can do so. Helpful advice here.
You may chose to use a solicitor, particularly if there are complications in your affairs. Where to find legal advice.
If you are a member of a trade union, you may find that the union offers a free will writing service. A union will often use its own solicitors to undertake this work.