The exciting but sometimes frustrating world of being self-employed Its been a while since I wrote a piece, thankfully business is good and keeping all the team here in Lincoln out of mischief. I wrote a small piece recently, (yet to be published), which has been well received so I thought I would begin a…

Sure Will Writer – Professional Will Suite has come a long way over the last 15 months or so since launch. What we wanted to provide was a piece of software that did much more than draft Wills without becoming over-complicated or costing the user any more than necessary. With every update, new feature (and…

With less than a months’ notice the Government have announced changes to the process of applying for probate in England & Wales. These changes are being brought into effect on the 27th November 2018 by The Non-Contentious Probate (Amendment) Rules 2018). As this Statutory Instrument has been laid as a negative instrument it requires no…

When meeting with a client to take instructions for a Will there are some key considerations whether you are taking instructions in person, by telephone or by other remote methods such as Skype. First and foremost you must carry out an assessment of the client’s capacity to satisfy yourself that they have the requisite capacity…

Best Practice in Will Writing Whether you’re just setting up your own Will writing business, or you’ve been established for years, ensuring best practice not only means a better service for your clients, but could also result in fewer, or even no complaints, more referrals and repeat business later down the line. The following article…

Sunday night brought us the third episode in the ITV adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray’s Vanity Fair. Spoiler alert…   Vanity Fair follows the story of Becky Sharpe, a poor orphan out to make her fortune by whatever means necessary. She’s already courted her friend Amelia’s wealthy yet insecure brother and following a disastrous and…

SWW Conference 2018 – not long to go!   We’re now just a month away from this year’s annual conference and it’s shaping up to be our best one yet! This year it’s taking place on the 8th and 9th of October at The Abbey Hotel in Redditch and as we do every year we’re…