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 in 2016. He joined the Society in that same year and in 2019 was invited to join the board of directors. Anthony took over running the Society in June 2020 and is also responsible for our marketing.


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 and its courses as well as the SWW Annual Conference.


Lead TutorSiobhan Rattigan

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


Director GeneralBrian McMillan

Brian has over 30 years experience in the industry having worked previously as a Financial Adviser. In 1994 Brian joined forces with four other business owners and founded The Society of Will Writers of which he has been Director General since 1997.


Technical AdvisorManisha Chauhan

Manisha joined the 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 as well as support on Sure Will Writer.


Membership CoordinatorSam Smith

Sam manages the membership team. He is responsible largely for member recruitment and is always on hand to assist anyone with anything that they need. He also looks after our 20 regional chairs as well as meeting and greeting at Society events.


Membership AdministratorLibby Robinson

Libby joined the team in 2018 and is responsible for issuing and checking the annual audits our members are subject to as well as processing applications and handling enquiries from the membership and public.


ComplianceSharon Norris

Sharon started working for the Society in 2013 and in that time has worked in the membership department and is now complaints administrator as well as being responsible for catering at the College.


AccountsMonika Valauskiene

Monika joined the Society in 2016 and has since then excellently managed our accounts. Monika has been instrumental in modernising our accounts systems and ensures that all payments go in and out on time.

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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