The SWW’s Professional Standards Board was implemented in December 2016 to replace the SWW’s Executive Council.
The Professional Standards Board was brought in to raise standards across the SWW membership and to support the SWW’s work in strengthening self-regulation. The role of the Professional Standards Board is to continue the work of the Executive Council by acting as a sounding board and advisory board for the SWW.
The Professional Standards Board give their time freely and are passionate about meeting and achieving the aims of the Society.
Antony Brinkman entered the Estate Planning industry in 1999 when he established The Willwriting Partnership with his two other partners. He has been an elected member of the Society of Will Writers and Estate Planners since 2008, and in 2014 took the decision to volunteer his time as the regional Chairman for the North West, on behalf of members in his area and in an effort to help increase the knowledge and standards of his group members.
He has delivered presentations on Estate Planning to thousands of people over the last several years, has appeared on Radio and in social media, bringing the merits of using specialist Estate Planners to the general public. STEP qualified, he has trained will writers, solicitors, financial advisers and accountants in Estate Planning best practices and as a member of the Professional Standards Board, now aims to help increase the overall standards of the industry at large.
Julie was born and raised in Cheshire but moved to Norfolk 15 years ago. She studied Law at the University of Hull. After completing her degree, she attended the College of Law in Chester where she successfully completed the Legal Practice Certificate.
She has two children, now grown up, and after spending a few years as a stay at home mum she decided it was time to get back into the world of work.
Prior to starting her Estate Planning & Will Writing business Julie worked as a compliance Officer at a directly authorised mortgage and insurance brokers. A few years ago she decided to take some more exams and train to become a mortgage and insurance adviser.
Julie is looking forward to the challenge of working on the PSB to help raise standards across the Will Writing profession and to promote the aims of the Society to the public.