No one likes to think of their mortality, especially vulnerable motorcycle riders, but the Motorcycle Council of NSW has organised free Wills for members.
Chairman Steve Pearce says they have negotiated the deal for all members through MCC NSW legal advisors, Robert Bryden Lawyers.
The service is on top of a recent Council offer of discounted national roadside assistance to all riders, whether they are a member or not.
It also comes as the council has launched a new-look website with a news feed link to Motorbike Writer as their trusted source of motorcycle news, views, reviews and lifestyle.
Rob Bryden says a professionally compiled will could cost anywhere from $600 to $900 depending on the complexity.
“We are offering complimentary wills and they will be tailored to each person’s individual needs obviously — some may need more complex protection than others,” he says.
“It’s absolutely key every single person over 18 has a Will so that if the unforeseen happen (and let’s face it accidents happen every day) those that they care about are looked after.
“If you don’t have an up-to-date Will, the control of the estate will not be in the hands of an executor and distributed according to the rider’s wishes and circumstances, but according to legislation controlled by the government.”
RBL have set up an online process so there is no need for a time-consuming face-to-face meeting.
RBL will draft the Will according to the form and provide advice where required or wanted and then it is executed.
“A Will needs to be legal and undertaken with informed decisions and advice,” Rob says.
“We are offering this service free of charge to MCC NSW members in good faith and willingness to support.”
Rob says he is a passionate advocate for road safety.
He drives and races cars on track regularly, lobbied when Government wanted to introduce the CTP changes and lobbies for better treatment of motorcyclists on roads.
Rob was also the NSW Senate Elect for Australian Motoring Enthusiast Party and was key in developing the NSW Learner Driver Program initiative.
“There are obvious synergies between MCC NSW and Robert Bryden Lawyers so we hope to work together in common areas around road safety, CTP, etc,” he says.