Choose your Will Writer wisely If a Will Writer is a member of the Society of Will Writers and Estate Planning Practitioners, we expect that they abide by our three compulsory requirements of Membership.  These include ongoing training and development, code of practice compliance, and a comprehensive insurance policy to cover their estate planning activities. …

What is a Will and why should you write one? A Will is an important legal document in which the Will maker (also known as a testator) can state how they would like their belongings (assets, chattels and property) to be distributed when they are no longer around. The document also gives specified people (called…

Intestacy Article   Introduction – What is Intestacy?   ‘It’s okay not having a Will as long as you know what will happen without one.’ What happens if you die without a making a Will? Simply put, the government will decide what happens to your property, possessions and money for you. Dying without a Will,…

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…

The Legal Services Board (LSB) publishes today the findings of its unregulated providers research project which significantly advances understanding of unregulated provision of legal services. The LSB’s 2016 individual legal needs survey indicated that the size of the unregulated sector is smaller than originally thought. This new research suggests consumers are using unregulated providers for a number of…