Why it’s as important as it’s ever been to stand up to power

Our look might have changed, but our aims remain constant. They're the same as they’ve been since 1934 – to challenge injustice, intolerance and abuse of power, defend freedom and make the UK a fairer, more equal place.

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>The National Free Wills Network: Make or amend your Will for free

About the scheme

Liberty has teamed up with the National Free Wills Network to offer our members a free Will-writing service. This allows you to have a simple Will written by a solicitor in your area, completely free of charge.

Who pays for my Will?

Liberty pays at a discounted rate for simple individual or mirror Wills for our members. If you require a more complex Will, you may be charged for any necessary additional work.

The gifts we receive from members and supporters through their wills make a vital contribution to our work. There is no obligation to leave us a gift if you use the scheme, but we hope you would feel able to, once your loved ones have been provided for. Your gift – however small or large – will help Liberty challenge injustice and protect the rights and freedoms of future generations.

How does it work?

Liberty members can apply for a National Free Wills Network pack by emailing membership@libertyhumanrights.org.uk or calling 020 7378 3663.

The National Free Wills Network will send you a voucher and a list of participating solicitors in your area. You will then have up to 60 days to make an appointment with your preferred solicitor who will help you draw up your Will free of charge. With over 800 law firms currently involved, the Network aims have a participating solicitor within 5 miles of each donor referred.

We only have a limited number of free Wills available each year so this offer is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Additional information

You can leave a legacy either directly to Liberty or to our charitable sister organisation, the Civil Liberties Trust. The Civil Liberties Trust is a registered charity (no. 1024948) which supports the charitable aspects of Liberty’s work. Gifts made to the Civil Liberties Trust are exempt from Inheritance Tax (IHT) and may reduce the tax liability for your loved ones if your estate is over the IHT threshold. Your financial advisor/solicitor will be able to give you more information.

Liberty does not offer legal advice relating to Wills. Any solicitor you are referred to as part of the National Free Wills Network is an independent professional from whom you will receive impartial and confidential advice. Inclusion of a firm of solicitors in the scheme does not imply a recommendation by Liberty.

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New domestic abuse laws cannot become a missed opportunity

The Government intends to publish a Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill to tackle these crimes and properly support anyone who has suffered because of them. And this week, the Home Affairs Select Committee published its report identifying issues to be addressed when a draft law emerges. But a number of its proposals must go further.

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Brexit: Time is running out for the UK and EU to take rights seriously

As negotiations reach a crucial stage, both sides must commit to protecting our hard-won fundamental rights and freedoms after Brexit.

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The deadline for completing the GRA consultation is 19 October – make this a date you keep

This moment is one of those rare occasions where a small act can have a big impact. Your support could genuinely help change the lives of trans people across the country.

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Liberty calls for civilian police to investigate all military crimes after Coroner delivers highly critical verdict in Private Sean Benton inquest

18 July 2018

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"An opportunity to reverse decline": Liberty, Amnesty and BIHR respond to government plans to reform Gender Recognition Act

03 July 2018

The UK’s current gender recognition law is out-of-date, dehumanising and in need of urgent reform, Amnesty International UK, Liberty and the British Institute of Human Rights have said today, in a joint statement responding to the launch of a government consultation on reforming the Gender Recognition Act.

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“Not a fool-proof system”: Facial recognition in action

As the afternoon sun beat down on East London on Thursday, the people of Stratford were being watched. 

Two CCTV cameras had been placed on the bridge linking the train station to Westfield Shopping Centre. But these cameras were a little different. They were loaded with facial recognition technology to identify members of the public.

This was the latest Metropolitan Police deployment of privacy-abusing automated facial recognition tech on the capital’s streets. Liberty was invited to observe. We were not impressed.

Computers making decisions

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Our promise to you

Your generosity makes our work possible. We value your support hugely, whether it’s taking an action, being a member, making a donation or attending one of our events.

Liberty has always campaigned tirelessly to defend personal privacy – and we’re  committed to protecting yours and treating you with respect and openness at all times.

We will always:

  • Respect your privacy

If you don’t want us to communicate with you in a particular way, or no longer want to hear from us, just get in touch to let us know. Email us at membership@libertyhumanrights.org.uk or call us on 020 7378 3663.

  • Protect your data

We only collect necessary data – we store it securely and never share it for fundraising and marketing purposes.

  • Be transparent with how we spend your money

We will share with you how your money is spent and the impact it has, so you can be confident that we are using your donations as effectively as possible.

  • Be here to receive your feedback

Our membership staff are here to take your calls and answer your emails. If you change your address or need to update your details, or if you’d like to give us any feedback, just get in touch.

  • Be accountable to our members

We’re a democratic organisation. Our members hold us to account through our elected policy council and board and our AGM. We will always be answerable to our members.

  • Share stories of our successes and impacts

You make all our work possible. When we change a law, win a case or have any other kind of positive impact for human rights in the UK, we’ll let you know, so that you can share the success.

Read Liberty's full privacy policy

Government suspends migrant data-sharing deal between NHS and Home Office

10 May 2018

The Government has announced that it is suspending the memorandum of understanding that allows NHS Digital to share patients’ data with the Home Office for immigration enforcement purposes, after months of campaigning by organisations including Liberty, Migrants' Rights Network, National AIDS Trust and Doctors of the World.

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