In light of the recent YouGov survey 63% of the UK adult population don’t have a valid Will. This figure is down on the statistic that we have previously seen bandied around (circa 2011) which suggested that the figure was closer to 67%. What does this mean? According to S.7 of the Wills Act 1837…

Increased Probate Fees Scrapped   Earlier this year the Government announced plans to increase probate fees from 1 May 2017 by introducing a sliding scale of fees based on the value of the estate. Fees were due to rise from £215, or £155 if the application is made by a solicitor, up to a maximum…

SWW members now number in excess of 1800 and have an incredible marketing power.  They work across a number of different sectors but all work in a common market which is Estate Planning. As a not-for-profit organisation we don’t have unlimited budgets with which to spend on marketing and advertising. We benefit from 21 years…

It is becoming ever more important for people to consider their digital assets, particularly when considering their Will. As such, The Society has been working with Safe 4 – information management in creating an online tool for both the Will Writer and their client. The tool, a Digital Inheritance Vault will provide a means of allowing the…