Why You Should Use a Will Writer who is a member of The Society Of Will Writers
The Society of Will Writers is a non-profit making body which exists solely to:
1. Raise the public's awareness of
the importance of making a Will
2. To act as a regulatory organisation to ensure
its members are properly trained and
As soon as you have decided to make a Will - and the sooner the better!
You may prefer to discuss your personal affairs in the comfort and privacy of your own home. There are many Will Writing services advertised, but it is vital to choose one that is competent, professional and has the appropriate expertise and experience. All Society of Will Writers members go through a stringent vetting procedure and continuing training to ensure that they are suitable persons to properly write your Will.
We are happy to discuss your personal needs in the comfort of your own home and not in some stuffy office, making it more private and personal to you and your particular situation.
Why risk your entire estate to be dealt with under a will drawn up by anyone that a trained professional?
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.
Society of Will Writers members are Will-Writing specialists - not legal ‘general practitioners’. Solicitors are not adverse to people making their own Wills as they make more money out of sorting out the mess which many DIY Wills leave behind. 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. A full breakdown of the many benefits of using a Society member can be found alongside. 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.
All Society members are required to:
• hold Professional Indemnity Insurance to a minimum standard as directed by the Society and a minimum cover of £2m.
• maintain a minimum of 16 CPD hours a year - that will involve structured training, attendance at groups and national meetings.
• the Society operates a stringent and robust membership application procedure and a Code of Practice which is before the Office of Fair Trading for their approval but has been drafted in consultation with Age Concern, LACORS and the Citizens Advice Bureau.
• all members by their acceptance as a member to the Society agree to work to and abide by the Code of Practice.
• all members have access to induction training and ongoing courses presented by the Society’s academic arm the College of Will Writing and tutors are drawn from the very best the legal profession can offer.
• all members are fully supported by full unlimited technical advice and legal help to ensure that you receive the best service.
• offer their clients the statutory 7 day cooling off period and must comply with all external legislation appertaining to trading practices.