Every year on New Year’s Day, people across the country, announce their plans for the coming year. Many people create a New Year’s resolution – a pledge or change that they will be making over the coming days, weeks and months. Surveys and stats suggest that many people will have broken their New Year’s Resolution…

On behalf of the Society of Will Writers and the College of Will Writing, the team here in Lincoln wish you all a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year for 2019. Some of you will have seen that I’ve written several articles on starting up in business in general, now as 2019 is beginning to…

Spouses and civil partners are afforded certain benefits when it comes to succession law; benefiting from favourable inheritance rights on intestacy and quite generous inheritance tax exemptions. But what if someone practiced polygamy and dies leaving behind multiple spouses? This is a point of law that our courts have been asked to consider in a…

What is a Will and why should you write one? A Will is an important legal document in which the Will maker (also known as a testator) can state how they would like their belongings (assets, chattels and property) to be distributed when they are no longer around. The document also gives specified people (called…

The Society of Will Writers is a non-profit making self regulatory organisation which seeks to protect the public and serve the interests of those men and women who are active professionals in our field. The Society has set itself two main tasks: To promote to the public at large the real need and sense in…

Research from Royal London suggests that 54% of the UK adult population don’t have a valid Will. A Will may be invalid for a number of reasons. It may not have been signed properly. Your circumstances may have changed meaning some gifts will fail, or it may no longer be fit for purpose.   The…

Earlier this year the Society of Will Writers through the College of Will Writing its training division, and without any fanfare launched a fully interactive LMS on-line distance learning course, entitled Getting Started – an Introduction to Wills and Estate Planning Certificate Distance Learning Course. Why a residential course when we already have the College…