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…

You may have seen our earlier article on the reasons to have a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA). However, there are common misconceptions on why an LPA may not be necessary which this article explores further. “I don’t need an LPA because my next of kin can make important decisions on my behalf” Not true.…

At the start of October, Certainty the National Will Register attended its third Society of Will Writers Annual Conference. It was a fantastic opportunity to meet the society’s members and discuss the importance and benefits, that Will Registration and Certainty Will Search offers a professional Will writer. It was also good to meet some of…

In CASE you missed it… In this new regular feature, we will examine key cases in relation to will writing and other estate planning activities to keep you up to date on recent developments in the law. All cases covered will be recent, relevant, and widely reported. For this installment we’ll look at Rea v…

We’re delighted to have been an exhibitor at The Society of Will Writers Annual Conference and to celebrate the Society’s 25th anniversary – after all, experience matters, and at Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), we have been connecting our donors to the causes that matter to them for over 90 years. We have designed our legacy…

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