Our mission

The Society of Will Writers is a non-profit making self regulatory organisation which seeks to protect the public and serve the interests of those men and women who are active professionals in our field.

The Society of Will Writers was founded in 1994 by former Director General, Brian McMillan and 4 other business owners. The Society has since grown to become not only the largest but also the leading self-regulatory body governing Will Writers and Estate Planners alike. We have over 1,700 members across the UK, Central Europe and further afield in places such as Asia and Africa.

The Society has set itself two main tasks:

  1. To promote to the public at large the real need and sense in having a valid Will;
  2. To act as a self-regulatory body by vetting practitioners through stringent membership requirements, proficiency standards and ongoing training.

The designatory letters of the Society’s membership grades:

  • Aff.SWW
  • MSWW
  • ASWW
  • FSWW
  • Cmpn.SWW

When choosing your Will Writer, always be sure to look out for their membership grade and any of the Society’s logos. All are public assurance of their bearers’ expertise and competence.


Meet the Team

The who's who of Chancery House

DirectorAnthony Belcher

Anthony graduated from the University of Lincoln with a first in Audio Production in 2016. Deciding to pursue an alternative career, he started as the Society’s graphic designer that same year with his appointment to the board of directors coming later in 2019. Outside of the Society he is still a keen musician and avid collector of vinyl records.


Technical DirectorSiobhan Rattigan

After graduating from the University of Lincoln with a 2:1 in Law in 2014 Siobhan has dedicated herself to will writing as the head of the Society’s technical team. Siobhan is also the lead tutor for The College of Will Writing, teaching a handful of courses including our SWWEPP 4-day introductory course.


College AdministratorDiane Mandeville

Diane has worked for the Society since 2011 and ensures not only that things in the office run smoothly, but is also responsible for the organisation and day-to-day running of The College of Will Writing.  This includes making sure all training courses are well attended whether they are held at the College or online.  She is also responsible for organising the SWW Annual Conference each year.


Head of MembershipSam Smith

Sam manages the membership team. He is responsible largely for member recruitment and handling enquiries from members. As well as liaising with Society partners and third parties, he also looks after our 20 regional chairs. Sam is always on hand at Society events to meet and greet. In Sam’s downtime, he enjoys going to the gym, restoring his camper van, and playing golf.


Membership AdministratorLibby Robinson

Libby joined the team in 2018 after completing A-Levels at Sixth Form. Libby is responsible for issuing and checking the annual audits that our members are subject to as well as processing applications, membership renewals and resignations, and handling enquiries from the membership and the public. When she is not working, she enjoys watching crime dramas and attending spin classes.


Technical AdvisorManisha Chauhan

Manisha joined the Society’s Technical Advice Team in July 2019 having previously worked as an Employment Solicitor in Warwickshire before relocating to Lincolnshire. Manisha provides advice on technical queries for Society Members and ongoing support on our professional drafting software, Sure Will Writer.


Graphic Design & MarketingRuby Nott

Ruby has been with the Society since 2021, after graduating from the University of Lincoln with a first in Illustration, she is now responsible for Graphic Design and Marketing within the Society as well as assisting the members with their creative needs and editing the Society’s quarterly E-Mag, Focus SWW.


AccountsMonika Valauskiene

Monika is a Qualified AAT Accountant and joined the Society in 2016. Since then she has been monitoring our accounts, carrying out financial analysis, tax preparation and other daily bookkeeping duties.

About The Society of Will Writers

The Society of Will Writers is a non-profit making self-regulatory organisation whose primary objectives are the advancement, education and ethical standards within the will writing profession.

Contact Us

The Society of Will Writers
Chancery House
Whisby Way

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Tel: 01522 687888
E-mail: [email protected]

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