The National Will Register are pleased to announce that we will be attending The Society of Will Writers Annual Conference in October. Since October 2017, The Society of Will Writers has provided their members with the facility to register the Wills they have written totally free of charge on The National Will Register. There has been a 38% increase in Wills registered by Will writers so far in 2021 in comparison to 2020, all of which have contributed to the 8.9 million Wills that are registered on The National Will Register. These Wills were registered by conscientious and proactive Will writers who take steps to protect their client’s estate from being distributed incorrectly and also protect their future probate revenue.
What benefits does Will Registration offer?
Registering your Wills on The National Will Register provides your clients with the confidence and certainty that the original copy of their Will can be found after they have passed on. Most clients when asked assume that their Will is automatically registered anyway. They understand that over the passage of time their Will, and its location, can be hard for executors and family to recall. Professionals who register Wills report that clients appreciate Will Registration being provided for them because it enables their Will to be quickly located after a death, greatly reducing the stress that is invariably caused by an unknown or ‘hard to find’ Will.
Will Registration offers a variety of benefits to yourself and your clients:
- It’s an added value for you and your client: Will Registration would cost your client £30 to do it themselves. As an SWW member, if eligible this can be offered for free to all clients, adding additional value to the service you provide.
- The passage of time: Executors and beneficiaries may not be able to recall where the testator’s Will is stored, or even forget that one exists. The testator may have outlived their executors.
- Receive more Probate work: If you focus on probate work as a revenue stream, Will Registration is conclusively proven to increase the amount of probate work (or referral fees) you receive from the Wills you have written. This is because the Will is not overlooked and can quickly and easily be traced after a death.
- Above all: Every day Will Registration helps either to establish that a Will exists or to locate the most up-to-date version of the Will and therefore prevents incorrect distribution.
If you would like to start registering your Wills please contact Pippa Starkey on [email protected] or call 0330 100 3660.