Happy New Year from The Technical Team! So what cases were in the public eye towards the festive period? Well we’ve got some bitesize articles for you to look at below – surprisingly the articles share one common ground – disputes over inheritance. Blyth v Estate of Charles Caudle (2019) This has been quite a…

For our last newsletter of the year we thought we’d take a look back over the past year for a roundup of developments and interesting news relating to succession law, trusts, and will writing. Heterosexual civil partnerships made legal Last July the Supreme Court heard the case of Steinfeld and Keidan, a heterosexual couple who…

Sometimes, a gift is given by a person who contemplates that they may die soon. This is known as a “gift in contemplation of death” but is commonly referred to by its Latin translation of “donatia mortis causa.” A gift of this type is ordinarily made by people who are very ill or due to…

We recently had a look at some myths with Lasting Powers of Attorney, so here are 10 common misconceptions about writing a Will. 1. “I already have a will – I don’t need a new one” You already have a will in place. Great! Do you know where it is? Even if you have a…

With over 1,600 members the Society has firmly cemented itself as not only the largest, but also the leading self-regulatory body for professional Will Writers and Estate Planners through our involvement within the industry and benefits which we offer to our members. Each member pays an annual subscription to the Society which grants them access…

It is my privilege and pleasure to announce that Anthony Thomas Belcher has accepted my invitation to form the new Board of Directors as a full Executive Director as from the 1st  November 2019 as Marketing Director. Anthony has been with the Society and working closely with me and as a highly regarded member of…

You’ve got a lot of options available to you for writing a Will in 2019, all of which are easily accessible, some even from the comfort of your own home. There are many different professionals for you to choose from such as members of The Society of Will Writers, Solicitors, IFAs or the plethora of…

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