Plans to modernise Lasting Powers of Attorney
Plans to modernise Lasting Powers of Attorney
You may remember back in 2017 the Law Commission published a consultation paper on modernising succession law. Well now LPAs are receiving the same treatment.
Should I Review My Will?
Should I Review My Will?
Here at the Society of Will Writers we recommend that you review your estate plan every 3-5 years.
Direct Pay – The Future
Direct Pay – The Future
We know that there will be members out there who have been watching from a distance, wondering if our products are right for them.
Will drafting considerations for transgender and non-binary beneficiaries
Will drafting considerations for transgender and non-binary beneficiaries
As Pride month draws to a close a look at what Will Writers can do to promote equality and sensitivity in this area when drafting wills seems apt.
Mitigating IHT
Mitigating IHT
For the purposes of this article we will look at the IHT charge payable on death which relates to the deceased’s estate.
Reflecting on Mirror Wills
Reflecting on Mirror Wills
When writing wills for couples we often find that the terms of them are largely reciprocal. Usually, these are referred to as ‘mirror’ wills.
The New Trust Registration Service – An Update
The New Trust Registration Service – An Update
The Fifth Money Laundering Directive (MLD5) is now expanding the scope of trust registration requirements to bring more trusts under the TRS.
Provision for Pets
Provision for Pets
For those of you who are parents to fur babies or any other animals, you can make provisions for them in your Will.
Money Laundering ID Requirements
Money Laundering ID Requirements
As a will writer, you are required to take all reasonable and proper precautions to verify the identity of your client.
Direct Pay – Relationships
Direct Pay – Relationships
At Direct Pay we put our all into building, nurturing and maintaining relationships with everyone we come into contact with.
SWW Conference 2021 Launched!
SWW Conference 2021 Launched!
It is with great pleasure and excitement that we can officially announce the launch of The Society of Will Writers Annual Conference 2021.
Cross-border Will Planning
Cross-border Will Planning
It is important that the concept of domicile, immovable property and movable property are clear to the consultant and to the testator.
Direct Pay – Future Proof Past!
Direct Pay – Future Proof Past!
The team at Direct Pay are ready and waiting to help SWW members future proof their payment methods.
What Affect Does Marriage and Divorce Have on Your Will?
What Affect Does Marriage and Divorce Have on Your Will?
Many people don’t realise the affects getting married or divorced can have on your estate whether you die with a Will or intestate.
The Dilemma of Defining Digital Assets
The Dilemma of Defining Digital Assets
A theme of Dying Matters Awareness Week, now seems a good time to think about what digital assets are in the context of estate planning.
Hotchpot Clauses
Hotchpot Clauses
In this article we take a look at hotchpot clauses, including the reasons for using one, and how to use on in a Will.
Excluding Someone from your Will
Excluding Someone from your Will
This article will focus on the claim which can be brought under the 1975 Act for reasonable financial provision.

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