The Society of Will Writers was established in 1994 as an independent body representing the professional Will Writer and the interests of the consumer. Today, the Society is the largest trade body within our profession and has members throughout the world, especially where there are high concentrations of UK citizens living and working abroad. Our Code of Practice, ethics and philosophy puts the consumer at the heart of our aims to ensure that through our membership you receive the very best of service.
Members of The Society of Will Writers are Will Writing specialists – not legal ‘general practitioners’. Solicitors are not averse to people making their own Wills as they make more money out of sorting out the mess which many DIY Wills leave behind whereas members of The Society of Will Writers don’t have this conflict of interest.
They deal almost exclusively with one area of law – succession planning – and as such, are best placed to offer specialist advice which ensures you receive the advice which is best for you. Society members will also make you aware of the importance of appointing guardians should you have young children and executors and trustees to administer your estate.
These 10 principles, as expanded by the Society’s Code of Practice and reinforced by the individual Members Terms of Business represent the protection the consumer can expect when using a Society Member in the preparation of their legal documents: