Review of Processes – Tips When Taking Instructions
Review of Processes – Tips When Taking Instructions
In this instalment, we'll take a look at some tips you can use when taking instructions from your clients.
SWW Code of Practice Updated
SWW Code of Practice Updated
Please see this important announcement about an important update made to The Society of Will Writers Code of Practice.
Fellow Membership Application Deadline Approaches
Fellow Membership Application Deadline Approaches
The February deadline for Fellow Membership applications is fast approaching! Read this article for the information on how to apply.
Review of Processes – File Administration
Review of Processes – File Administration
In this article, we will focus on file administration and what we would advise you to do to ensure your file contains everything it needs.
Remote Witnessing Emergency Legislation Expiration
Remote Witnessing Emergency Legislation Expiration
Please be aware that with immediate effect the witnessing of wills via video conference (remote witnessing) is no longer valid.
SWW Announces 30th Anniversary Party
SWW Announces 30th Anniversary Party
As many of you will know, 2024 is a big year for The Society of Will Writers as we will celebrate our 30th year in business this April.
Have you been listening to The Estate Planner’s podcast?
Have you been listening to The Estate Planner’s podcast?
The Estate Planner's Podcast covers all aspects of the Estate Planner’s functions and aims to help practitioners enhance their knowledge.
Review of Processes – Initial Documents
Review of Processes – Initial Documents
In this new series of articles, we will set out to cover some of the internal processes for will writers and give you some tips and advice.
Happy New Year 2024!
Happy New Year 2024!
On behalf of all of us here at The Society of Will Writers, I’d like to welcome you into 2024 and wish you every success for the year ahead.
Are you ready for 2024?
Are you ready for 2024?
Are you ready for 2024? With the new year approaching, it’s time to recharge your batteries, pat yourself on the back for things that have gone well and identify opportunities for improvement.
Common Questions in Our Inbox: Issues You Could Be Faced With as a Will Writer
Common Questions in Our Inbox: Issues You Could Be Faced With as a Will Writer
In this article we consider remote instruction taking along with some other common issues will writers may face.
Claims Against an Estate Part 2 – Validity 
Claims Against an Estate Part 2 – Validity 
In the first of a two-part series, we discussed making a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.  In this second part, we will discuss the other way in which a person can make a claim against a deceased’s estate which is the issue of validity.   For a Will to...
STEP Provisions – Third Edition
STEP Provisions – Third Edition
In this article we look at some of the changes that have been made in the third edition of the STEP Provisions.
How do I choose an executor?
How do I choose an executor?
To help you make an informed choice, this article will outline some essential considerations when selecting an executor for your will.
Claims Against an Estate Part 1 – The 1975 Act
Claims Against an Estate Part 1 – The 1975 Act
There are two ways that a person can make a claim against a deceased’s estate and this article explores the first.
Common Questions in our Inbox: Severance of Joint Tenancy
Common Questions in our Inbox: Severance of Joint Tenancy
In this instalment of the SWW Technical Team's Common Questions in our Inbox series, let’s talk about severance of joint tenancy.
Bill passed through UK Parliament to enable Lasting Powers of Attorney procedures
Bill passed through UK Parliament to enable Lasting Powers of Attorney procedures
On Thursday 14 September 2023, the Powers of Attorney bill passed without amendment and is now waiting its royal assent. 
SWW Conference 2023 Roundup
SWW Conference 2023 Roundup
I can hardly believe that another SWW Conference has been and gone. It creeps up on us so quickly every year, and after all the genuine blood, sweat and tears required to organise the event, suddenly it’s over. This year’s event might not have fallen on any kind of special year for the Society, but...

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