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IMPORTANT NOTICE

Dear Member, and to all who are visiting our website,

Many of you will be aware of our actions on Friday 20th March 2020 when we decided the time had come, like for so many other businesses to close the IPW office. A necessary action in the safeguarding of everyone.

Life as we know is far from normal although each of us is likely striving for some level of ordinariness however, achieved since commonplace is a rarity but much needed.

Small mercies can appear the greatest of forbearances and as such when everything else feels strange and at times unedified I am, delighted to say that our Members services remain steadfast and familiar inasmuch as they are trading and are open for business and taking instructions.

Although they will not be making any home visits’ they will be delighted to speak to you on the telephone and meet you on video conferencing using such apparatus as Zoom, Skype, WhatsApp, Facetime and other facilities.

If therefore you have visited our website because you are looking for a consummate professional Will Writer please continue to use the Find a Will Writer tool.

You can also contact us albeit we are politely asking enquirers to e-mail us as we will be operating our normal office hours from our homes and accordingly wish to reassure you of our continued efficiency and professionalism.

We will continue reviewing the COVID -19 situation and collectively send our thoughts and best wishes to everyone since we are living through extraordinary and unprecedented times, the likes of which we have never known.

Annie Leaver
Acting Chief Executive Officer

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THE INSTITUTE OF PROFESSIONAL WILLWRITERS

The Institute of Professional Willwriters (IPW) was founded in 1991 as a self-regulatory body to safeguard the public from unqualified practitioners and unethical business practices and has become established as the recognised professional body regulating and promoting the profession of Willwriting in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

As well as being part of a recognised network of professionals, becoming a member of the IPW can help your business stand out against competitors, demonstrating the high standard of your services.

Membership is available to those who pass the IPW entrance examination, or those possess an equivalent and relevant qualification in Wills and Estates from a recognised qualifying body. For more information about how you can become a member, please click here. 

In order to ensure that our members are kept up to date with legislation and industry developments, we require them to annually refresh their knowledge through a programme of Continuing Professional Development. This also enables them to retain their practising certificate. 

All IPW members also have Professional Indemnity Insurance cover of a minimum of £2 million for each Will written. In order to ensure that our standards remain high, it's mandatory to comply with the IPW Code of Practice which is approved by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute under its Consumer Codes Approval Scheme.

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