Earlier this year the Society of Will Writers through the College of Will Writing its training division, and without any fanfare launched a fully interactive LMS on-line distance learning course, entitled Getting Started – an Introduction to Wills and Estate Planning Certificate Distance Learning Course. Why a residential course when we already have the College…

The exciting but sometimes frustrating world of being self-employed Its been a while since I wrote a piece, thankfully business is good and keeping all the team here in Lincoln out of mischief. I wrote a small piece recently, (yet to be published), which has been well received so I thought I would begin a…

When meeting with a client to take instructions for a Will there are some key considerations whether you are taking instructions in person, by telephone or by other remote methods such as Skype. First and foremost you must carry out an assessment of the client’s capacity to satisfy yourself that they have the requisite capacity…

Losing everything you’ve worked hard for or everything your family have worked hard to accumulate doesn’t bare thinking about, and you should take all reasonable steps to protect your assets. You wouldn’t buy a car without checking the garage’s reputation and credibility so don’t be taken in by a Will Writer or Solicitor either. For…

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…

If your thinking “its about time I wrote my Will”, read on. And if your thinking, as do the majority, “why should I, there is always tomorrow” then you definitely need to read on. What are your options when making a Will? DIY – it is a fact that more Wills fail or are challenged…

Very rarely is anything in life free. Those things that are free often have no perceived value and where something is provided for free the cost is often absorbed somewhere else (meaning you still pay for it), or it is free because the provider has an ulterior motive. Examples of where something is perceived to…

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…