When does a Will ‘speak’ from?
When does a Will ‘speak’ from?
The construction of a will can alter the date from which it ‘speaks’. The rules differ depending on whether we are talking about subject matter or objects.
Can an executor be removed?
Can an executor be removed?
Executors have a legal duty to administer the deceased’s estate. So, what happens if an executor is failing in this duty?
Online CPD accredited GDPR training now available
Online CPD accredited GDPR training now available
Our data protection partner Astrid has launched data protection and GDPR training for will writers and estate planners with online learning platform, Udemy.
In CASE you missed it…
In CASE you missed it…
In this feature we examine key cases in relation to will writing and other estate planning activities. This time we look at Re Kelly (Deceased) [2020].
The niche issue of jointly owned property and Lasting Power of Attorney
The niche issue of jointly owned property and Lasting Power of Attorney
There can be difficulties if the property needs to be sold after an owner has lost capacity. What is the issue and how can it be resolved?
From the Desk of the DG
From the Desk of the DG
A message from the desk of SWW Director General, Brian W McMillan.
Will Checking Service – A Guide
Will Checking Service – A Guide
The SWW Technical Team have always offered a will checking service. This bulletin clears up any confusion about what this checking service entails.
Distance Learning with The College of Will Writing
Distance Learning with The College of Will Writing
Distance learning is nothing new to us, and our online courses remain available all year round, but what are these and what do they offer?
What technology could mean for the future of Wills
What technology could mean for the future of Wills
In this purely speculative piece we will be looking at what the future of Will Writing may look like thanks to the technology available to us already.
General Power of Attorney
General Power of Attorney
With many vulnerable people currently being advised to self-isolate this means having an attorney to carry out certain tasks on their behalf is incredibly useful.
The letter that could cost you £4,000!
The letter that could cost you £4,000!
The Information Commissioner's Office has been writing to UK registered businesses asking them if they need to pay their data protection fee. 
Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the Attestation of Wills
Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the Attestation of Wills
It’s all well and good taking instructions remotely but this is just the first step. The next hurdle is getting the will properly signed, and unfortunately this hurdle is much harder to overcome.
From the Desk of the DG: College Closure
From the Desk of the DG: College Closure
It has been a difficult decision but we have decided to follow the government's guidelines and close The College of Will Writing to all residential courses for the foreseeable future.
What is an Advance Decision and should I consider one?
What is an Advance Decision and should I consider one?
You may not have heard of an Advance Decision before but they’re a very powerful document for anyone who has strong feelings about what medical treatment they would want to receive.
Taking Instructions Remotely
Taking Instructions Remotely
This article will assist with providing guidance upon taking instructions remotely in order to help maintain the business you currently receive.
Common errors when drafting discretionary trusts
Common errors when drafting discretionary trusts
The SWW Technical Team have put together an article which takes a look at some of the most common errors made when drafting discretionary trusts.

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