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

Although we are no longer being asked to work from home by the Government, we have made the decision that our head office staff can work from both the office and their homes.

There shouldn’t be any delays in relation to responding to any physical post that is sent to the head office address.

The office staff will still be available via telephone and e-mail between the normal office hours of 9:00am and 5:00pm, and I am delighted to say that our Member services, including online training events and examinations, remain steadfast.

We have issued safety guidance to our members in relation to making home visits to clients and consequently the majority of our members are offering a full service although this may still be offered via video conferencing.

We will continue reviewing the COVID -19 situation in line with government updates and collectively send our thoughts and best wishes as we all continue adjusting to life under the Corona microscope.

For those of you visiting our website because you are looking for a consummate professional Will Writer please continue to use the Find a Will Writer tool.

Sue Ioannou
Chair and Head of Training, IPW

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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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Tuesday, 7 September 2021
How and why to leave money to charity in your Will
How and why to leave money to charity in your Will, provided by Sue Ioannou, Chair & Head of Training.
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Wednesday, 23 June 2021
Lifetime Trusts Pt.2
This is the second part of two articles about Lifetime Trusts, their ongoing management, and potential problems to watch out for. This article is written by Council member Paul Dodsworth, TEP and Managing Director of Estate Planning Solutions, with input from Alan McAloon, TEP and Managing Director of Acer Prime Law, who provides reserved legal activities for a number of independent Willwriting firms.
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Monday, 20 September 2021
Beginners Associates Course - September 2021
Online Webinar
This two-day training course is ideal for delegates who are starting from scratch.There is no need for them to have any prior knowledge of taking Will instructions or to have been trained by their Full Member.
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Wednesday, 22 September 2021
Quarterly National Training Meeting
This meeting is free for IPW Members to attend. The fee to attend this meeting for Non-members will be £15.00. Please note you will need to keep your camera on throughout the session to qualify for your CPD.
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