• December 4, 2023
 The National Will Register’s Expert Webinars | Will drafting: Getting the right result for your client

The National Will Register’s Expert Webinars | Will drafting: Getting the right result for your client

Wednesday 1st March, 12pm – presented by Professor Lesley King

Register free: https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/4116104/D41E5DAEB098CF351E46020FA9F4E90B?partnerref=External

We’re delighted to welcome back Professor Lesley King to start the 2023 series of Expert Webinars with The National Will Register for the private client industry on Wednesday 1st March at 12pm.

Titled “Will drafting: Getting the right result for the client”, the talk will focus on areas around Will drafting that practitioners should be aware of when drafting Wills for clients, to ensure that their wishes are best accounted for.

When taking instructions for a Will, we often need to point out problems to clients which may prevent them achieving their aims. This session will look at these in more detail so you know what to make your Will clients aware of including inheritance tax issues, gifts, second families and business assets.

The National Will Register’s Expert Webinar series is complimentary and available to watch live or on demand after the webinar date – so whether you can make it on the day or not, be sure to register to ensure you don’t miss out on what will be an insightful talk.

You can now also register for the entire 2023 Expert Webinar series – meaning you won’t need to register for each webinar, and we’ll send you calendar invites when webinar dates are known. This year we’ll be joined by Gill Steel of LawSkills, Moore Barlow, Irwin Mitchell, Jones Whyte, Culver Law and more to be announced. All you need to do is tick the box to agree to register for all the 2023 series.


  • IHT issues including rules on burden, apportionment of BPR and APR, and lifetime gifts
  • Futureproofing gifts to best achieve the client’s wishes by considering ademption and change in value
  • Second families
  • Minimising the risk of successful Inheritance Act claims
  • Assets tied up in a business

Presented by Professor Lesley King

Professor Lesley King is a former member of the Law Society’s Wills & Equity Committee and the Probate & Estates Committee of STEP. Lesley is an honorary member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists. She is Professional Development Consultant at the University of Law.

She is co-author of Wills, Taxation and Administration: A Practical Guide; A Modern Approach to Wills, Administration and Estate Planning (with Precedents);  A Modern Approach to Lifetime Tax Planning for Private Clients (with Precedents); A Practitioner’s Guide to Wills; The Will Draftsman’s Handbook; Wills: A Practical Guide; and editor of The Probate Practitioner’s Handbook.

She is a contributor to the Wills and Trusts volumes of Halsbury’s Laws and the Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents and to The Law and Ethics of Dementia.

She is the Wills and probate columnist for the Law Society Gazette, and writes and lectures extensively on Wills, taxation and related matters. She is a consultant with Beckbury Advisory Services.

This article was submitted to be published by Certainty The National Will Register 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 National Will Register


Certainty the National Will Register is the UK’s provider of a National Will Register and Will Search service. Certainty Will Search and Will Registration is exclusively endorsed by the Law Society, recommended by key organisations and used by thousands of solicitors, the public, charities and financial institutions to register Wills and search for Wills. At peak times, one Will is registered every two seconds on The National Will Register. The confidential contents of the Will are not disclosed, only the existence and location of where the Will is stored is recorded, ensuring that it can be found quickly and easily once the Testator has passed on. Registration ensures that if beneficiaries and executors are unaware if a Will was written or have forgotten where it’s located, it can be easily found by conducting a Register Will Search. The existence of a Will and its location are confidential. Only when the Testator has passed away can a Will’s location be declared. Even then, it will be disclosed only when the person searching for the Will has a genuine, bona fide interest and that person can provide a copy of a death certificate. Certainty Will Search not only searches for registered Wills but also nationally for Wills that have not been registered to help prevent an old Will being used to distribute the estate or when the existence of a Will is unknown. In addition, Certainty the National Will Register provides an online Will management tool for solicitors, which can be accessed remotely from anywhere with a secure internet connection so they can safely register Wills, search for Wills and use additional services Certainty the National Will Register provides for professionals. For more information, please contact us on 0330 100 3660 or email enquiries@certainty.co.uk. Address The Chapel Chapel Lane Lapworth Warwickshire B94 6EU