28th Annual General Meeting and National Conference 20th March 2019
Drayton Manor Park Hotel, near Tamworth B78 3TW

This year’s event will be held on WEDNESDAY 20 MARCH 2019 and THURSDAY 21ST MARCH 2019 at  

Drayton Manor Hotel, Tamworth, Staffs B78 3TW

Covering a two day period from Wednesday 20th to Thursday 21st March 2019, the Willwriting Academy Conference is held at Drayton Manor Park Hotel and Conference Centre, Near Tamworth, Staffordshire B78 3TW, with the IPW/ISPW Annual General Meeting being held on the second day of this event between 11am and 12:30pm.

  • Wednesday 20th March 2019 - 10am to 5pm with optional conference dinner at 7pm.
  • Thursday 21st March 2019 - 9am to 4pm with the IPW/ISPW AGM between 11am and 12:30pm.




Member - 20th & 21st March 2019 with dinner

£ 250

Member - Thursday 21st March 2019 only

£ 190

Member - Thursday 21st March 2019 IPW/ISPW AGM only - 1100-1230 hrs


Non-member - 20th & 21st March 2019 with dinner

£ 360

Non-member - Thursday 21st March 2019 only

£ 300

It still may be possible to book B&B accommodation at the Drayton Manor Park Hotel @ £64 pppn for the evening of Wednesday 20th March 2019 – please call the office to check on 0345 257 2570.

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Full Course Details


Wednesday's Programme:

1000 – 1030 hrs           Registration and refreshments  

1030 – 1115 hrs          Michael Budden – Lincs Private Client Services Ltd – Inheritance Tax Issues

1115 – 1200 hrs          Andrea Pierce – Kings Court Trust – ‘The Pitfalls in the Preparation of the Wills that impact upon the Administration of the Estate’

1200 - 1230 hrs           Paul Holland - Beyond Encryption – ‘Securing Your Email'

1230 – 1400 hrs           Lunch

1400- 1500 hrs            Viv Williams – Symphony Legal - ‘Predicting the Future’

1500 – 1515 hrs           Mike Jones- Golden Charter - How to sell Funeral Plans – a Facilitated Workshop’

-1515 – 1530 hrs          Peter Burton - Taylor Rose TTKW Ltd/Philips Trust Corporation –

 Lifetime trusts: Planning ahead now and passing the legacy on later

1530 – 1600 hrs           Refreshments

1600 – 1700 hrs           Sally Dilks & Dennis Phillips - Buckles Solicitors -‘Brussels IV, Brexit and Where we are now’

1830 hrs                        Drinks Reception – Carousel Bar

1915 hrs                        Pre Dinner speaker           - Chris Davies - Bamboozle

1930 hrs                        Conference Dinner – Park View Suite After dinner speakers       - Cherrylee Houston, Melissa Johns and Lydia Mulherin -

                                        IPW Charity of the Year 2019 – TripleC

This annual event is a great opportunity for IPW members to learn about their organisation and its future development, and to be able to vote on the management and policy of the organisation, with a training event arranged by its training business, the Willwriting Academy Ltd.  A range of interesting and informative speakers will be talking on subjects relevant to the your business and the world of Willwriting and Estate Planning in particular and continues on Thursday 21st with the IPW/ISPW Annual General Meeting and more presentations - see News & Events for Thursday 21st March:

Non-Members are also very welcome to attend the conference.

Our key sponsors will be attending, so you will have the opportunity to learn more about what they have to offer and how they can help develop your business.

There will be suppliers of goods and services in attendance who may have the perfect solution to help your business grow and meeting other members will enable you to share any problems or perhaps reassure yourself on particular client matters.

You will also have the opportunity of raising any queries or concerns that you may have with the members of the IPW Council, who will all be in attendance.

Booking Arrangements

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