2018 started with a bang, actually a few of them as fireworks lit up the skies around the world. Since New Year’s Day the time seems to have flown by and the team here at the SWW HQ are wondering how many people have already forgotten to keep their New Year’s Resolution. Whether or not…

There are a number of reasons why Wills get challenged. This article aims to discuss some of those reasons and to find out how they are challenged. From the public perspective Anyone over the age of 18 and who has mental capacity in England and Wales can write a Will. For it be valid, it…

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…

There are a number of things that make a Will valid. Please look at this list for further information:   The testator must be at least 18 years old. The Will must be in writing. The testator must have made the Will voluntarily without undue pressure. The testator must be of sound mind. They must…

The death of a loved one can be a testing time for anyone. Not knowing where a friend or family members Will is can add to the stress of the situation. #LostWill Here are a few things that might make the search easier: Check the testators paperwork. Look for copies of the Will that might…

When it comes to having your Will written, you want to know that the person you choose to draft it for you is professional, dependable and trustworthy. The Society of Will Writers are a self-regulatory organisation for Will Writers.  This simply means that Will Writers and Estate Planners choose to join the Society and adhere…

The Society of Will Writers are working with a company called Safe 4 information management in the development of a Digital Inheritance Vault. The vault will be available to use through SWW members and a perfect accompaniment to your last Will and testament.   The Digital Inheritance Vault will allow you to store copies of…

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…