The Society of Will Writers and Estate Planning Practitioners is excited to announce the 23rd annual running of the SWW Conference. 2019 marks a momentous year for the Society as we celebrate 25 years in business; a theme we’ll be carrying through the year, including the conference where we will showcase the very best of…

Every so often the topic of Corporate Membership comes to the fore. It is something that the Society experimented with in its early days, to disastrous effect, but has been looked at several times over the years. How and what formula would, or could you apply to any company to make it fair on everyone?…

With family situations and taxation becoming ever more complex, the need to give correct advice is essential and not only to ensure your client’s peace of mind, but also for your own protection. With that said it’s likely that at some point in your career as an Estate Planner you’re going to get a question…

Since 1994, The Society of Will Writers has been growing to form a network of over 1,700 Professional Estate Planners in the UK, and even further afield in places such as central Europe and Asia making us a truly international organisation. No longer are solicitors your only option when writing a Will. In fact, a…

Ever been caught out by scammers? It seems that nearly everyone knows someone who has been affected by some sort of fraud. I recently heard a retired detective describe fraud as ‘theft with a smile’ which is chilling. I was prompted to write this article after watching Martin Lewis on television this morning. He was…

The SWW wrote an article back in 2016 addressing some of the key questions we get when it comes to Larke v Nugus letters. The sad fact is there are always likely to be disgruntled beneficiaries or those who think they ought to inherit more under a Will. As a result there is the possibility…

Dear Reader, The Christmas songs keep on telling us that Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. For most hopefully it is, but for many people and families especially, the loss of a parent, husband or wife, child, brother or sister or close friend during the preceding year can be a time of…

The importance of having a valid Will that is fit for purpose is not to be underestimated. In the UK Will Writing is an unregulated profession – this means that anybody can write a Will, whether it be for themselves, or for somebody else. With many Will Writing companies throughout the UK it’s now easier…

The Society of Will Writers (SWW) is a professional trade association for Will Writers and Estate Planning professionals which was created in April 1994. It started with 5 founding members and has grown to become the largest organisation of its type today. The two primary purposes of the SWW are to promote to the public…

  In 2013 the then Lord Chancellor, Chris Grayling, called for stronger self-regulation as opposed to statutory regulation. Following this The Society of Will Writers have introduced members’ principles which sit beside the Code of Practice. On top of this the SWW introduced a ‘Safe to do business with’ logo. This can be used by…