• April 21, 2024
 SWW Annual Conference 2019

SWW Annual Conference 2019

Time is running out to book your place at The Society of Will Writers Annual Conference and spaces are filling up fast!

This year’s event takes place on the 7th and 8th of October at The Hilton East Midlands Airport. Based on feedback from previous years we searched for a new venue, opting for the Hilton which has greatly improved facilities, most importantly those for the conference itself with much better rooms and equipment and space for more delegates and exhibitors than ever before.

This year’s conference coincides with our 25th anniversary and to help us celebrate the occasion Brian would like to see as many people there as possible. To encourage this, we have reduced the price of this year’s event to £185 for a pass to both days of the conference. Accommodation charges are separate.

What can you expect from this year’s conference?
  • Day one is the main event with a variety of speakers covering topics relevant to your profession.
  • The day is rounded off with a private dinner and entertainment – this year we’re holding a casino night with live music and a table magician.
  • Day two there are 3 different workshops covering important topics
  • Excellent opportunities to network and meet like minded people in the same profession as yourselves.
  • There will be 8 different companies exhibiting during Conference
  • For both days 8 hrs CPD are given
  • The entire team from the Society, including The National Will Archive will be in attendance so now is a great chance to meet everybody

If it is your first Conference and you are apprehensive of attending on your own, don’t be put off. The team will be on hand to look after you during the event, and if you know someone else who is going, perhaps through a regional group, just let us know and we will be happy to make sure you are with that person for the dinner and workshops.

Accommodation is on a first come first served basis and spaces are filling up fast. We will soon have to release the last few bedrooms we are holding so if you are wanting accommodation at the Hilton itself, you need to book as soon as possible. 

Click here for the full agenda and booking form and should you wish to attend, please complete this and return to promptly to diane@willwriters.com.

If you have any questions about the event, please give us a call on 01522 687 888 and we will be more than happy to help.

This article was submitted to be published by The Society of Will Writers as part of their advertising agreement with Today’s Wills and Probate. The views expressed in this article are those of the submitter and not those of Today’s Wills and Probate.

The Society of Will Writers


The Society of Will Writers (SWW) is a non-profit making self-regulatory organisation that seeks to protect the public and serve the interests of those who are active professionals in the Will Writing and Estate Planning field, as well as the upkeep of advancement, education, and ethical standards within the profession. Founded in 1994, the SWW has grown to a membership of over 1700 estate planning professionals across the UK, Europe and further afield in places such as Asia and Africa, each championing our standards and enabling the public access to high-quality Will Writing and Estate Planning services.

The main goals of the SWW are:

  • To promote to the public at large the real need and sense in having a valid will.
  • To act as a self-regulatory body by vetting practitioners through stringent membership requirements, proficiency standards and ongoing training.
The SWW is proud to be one of the frontrunning organisations where steering the profession is concerned, regularly meeting with other regulators and industry stakeholders to ensure that our members voices are heard, and needs are matched. Being a member of the SWW also grants access to exclusive benefits such as unlimited technical support when you’re in need of help, bespoke PII cover available only to SWW members, a web listing through the Find a Member section on our website, and discounts on both our and selected partner’s products and services. SWW Members also have access to regional groups, ongoing training, and an annual conference, all designed to enhance their knowledge and create excellent networking opportunities.

The designatory letters of the SWW’s membership grades:

  • SWW (Affiliate)
  • MSWW (Full)
  • ASWW (Associate)
  • FSWW (Fellow)
  • SWW (Companion)
  • SWW (Honorary)
Each membership grade denotes its holders experience and is an assurance to the public that the Will Writer or Estate Planner that they are engaging with is trained, insured and SWW code compliant. We always encourage members of the public to ask their Will Writer if they are a Member of the SWW, and any Member would be happy to present their membership ID card as proof. The public can also rely on checking any Member’s credentials by contacting SWW head office.

Meet Sam Smith – Head of Membership

Sam manages the membership team here at the SWW. He is responsible largely for Member recruitment and handling enquiries from Members. As well as liaising with Society partners and third parties, he also looks after our 20 regional chairs. Sam is always on hand at SWW events to meet and greet. In Sam’s downtime, he enjoys going to the gym, restoring his camper van, and playing golf. Sam is the point of contact between the SWW and Todays Wills & Probate. If you have any enquiries, you can contact Sam by emailing him at sam.s@willwriters.com or calling the office on 01522 687 888 and he would be more than happy to assist.