Research from Royal London suggests that 54% of the UK adult population don’t have a valid Will. A Will may be invalid for a number of reasons. It may not have been signed properly. Your circumstances may have changed meaning some gifts will fail, or it may no longer be fit for purpose.   The…

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…

Sure Will Writer – Professional Will Suite has come a long way over the last 15 months or so since launch. What we wanted to provide was a piece of software that did much more than draft Wills without becoming over-complicated or costing the user any more than necessary. With every update, new feature (and…

With less than a months’ notice the Government have announced changes to the process of applying for probate in England & Wales. These changes are being brought into effect on the 27th November 2018 by The Non-Contentious Probate (Amendment) Rules 2018). As this Statutory Instrument has been laid as a negative instrument it requires no…

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…

Best Practice in Will Writing Whether you’re just setting up your own Will writing business, or you’ve been established for years, ensuring best practice not only means a better service for your clients, but could also result in fewer, or even no complaints, more referrals and repeat business later down the line. The following article…

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