The willwriting market is highly saturated, with consumers often being overwhelmed with choice.

Ensuring that potential clients choose your business can be difficult, so it's important to make sure that your firm stands out from competitors.

Becoming a member of the Institute of Professional Willwriters will help your business do just that.

As well as demonstrating knowledge and skill to consumers, the IPW badge has become a symbol of reputability, further encouraging potential clients to place trust in your services.

Just some of the benefits of membership include:

·         Being a part of a highly influential and respected professional body

·         Connection with a wide network of other industry professionals

·         Use of our badge offering consumer reassurance and trust

·         Access to the only Will Writing code approved by Chartered Trading Standards Institute

·         To explore all of the benefits that membership has to offer, please click here.

By joining the IPW, you'll become part of an exclusive professional body, committed to delivering the highest quality service to consumers.

It's easier than you think to become a member, click here to find out how soon you could be taking advantage of IPW membership.

We also offer different levels of membership tailored to your personal circumstances. To find out more, please click here.

To make sure that your industry knowledge is kept up to date, we offer comprehensive training to our members, provided by the Willwriting Academy Limited.  Please click here to discover the extensive range of training that we offer.

We also have a partnership with CILEx Law School, the educational division wholly owned by the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives.  This means that our members have exclusive access to high quality training in Wills, Probate and related legal matters under the law of England and Wales.

To make sure that all of our members develop their skills and are up to date with industry changes, the Institute has a programme of Continuing Professional Development, ensuring that the service they provide remains high. You can find out more about the CPD programme we provide by clicking here.

As a self-regulatory body, our aim is to promote the importance of making a Will to the general public as well as promote the Institute and the services of its Members. You can find all of our aims and objectives in our Constitution.

Our Code of Practice underpins what the IPW stand for and by adhering to it, our members are consistently working towards a recommended standard in order to prioritise the consumer.

Becoming a member of the IPW means that you'll receive a free subscription to Inheritance Matters magazine, which is distributed each quarter. To find out more, please click here.



Levels of Membership

The levels of Membership of the Institute are Full Member, Fellow Member, Affiliate Member, Sponsored Member, Associate Member, Student Member and Retired Member. Full Member (MIPW) (MISPW)

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Membership Benefits

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Become a Member of IPW

To become a member of the Institute applicants must: Firstly, complete a membership application form. This can be completed on-line here. Secondly, you'll need to make an annual membership payment. This...

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Training Courses All training by the Institute is provided by the Willwriting Academy Limited.    For Full, Sponsored and Assoicate Members who want to take instructions for Wills and to draft Wills. Introduction...

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The Institute of Professional Willwriters (IPW) has a partnership with CILEx Law School, the educational division wholly owned by the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, (CILEx) which allows IPW members to...

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Continuing Professional Development The Institute has a programme of Continuing Professional Development to ensure that all members of every level develop their skills and keep abreast of changes in the...

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1.0 Name :- The organisation shall be called the Institute of Professional Willwriters and in Scotland the Institute of Scottish Professional Willwriters. Hereinafter referred to as "the Institute".    

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Code of Practice

1.0     General Provisions:- 1.1    This Consumer Code of Practice (the ‘Code’) will help members of the public to choose a professional, competent and ethical organisation to help them make...

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Inheritance Matters Subscription

Inheritance Matters is a free quarterly magazine with a circulation of 3,000 which is distributed free of charge.

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Making a Complaint

In the vast majority of cases clients of our members receive excellent service.   Occasionally, they don’t get it right and if a client is not happy with any aspect of...

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