Wills

A day in the life of a Will Writer – Episode 2

You will have seen in Episode 1 of this new series that no two days are ever the same for me and that is one of the joys of the work that I do. Having worked in legal firms for as long as I have, I knew that when I started my own business, I wanted to build a reputation for exceeding the expectations of my clients.

Running a successful Will Writing business comes with a lot of responsibility and, as well as adhering to legislation governing what I do, there is also case law precedents which govern what I do too. I am writing about this because lots of people think that Will Writing is simple, and you can just get an ‘off the shelf’ kit from a stationer. I would never advocate this and not because of what I do but because the mistakes that often arise from DIY Wills only come to light after the testator has died by which point it is often too late.

One of the hardest problems to manage as a professional Will Writer is time-related. I spend a lot of time with clients, taking their instructions, giving good advice, and talking through their options etc. On top of this, I also spend time marketing my business. Much of my business comes from referrals and this is vitally important, but it is also a testament to how hard I work with my clients. I am a huge believer in buying from local businesses as small businesses form the backbone of our society. In order to support local businesses, I am looking to create impactful relationships during my networking meetings. Ordinarily, I attend 3 to 4 networking meeting a week and last week I’ve been speaking to and developing relationships with local charities or community initiatives and am hoping to have a couple of exciting announcements coming out soon.

One thing that hasn’t changed is that I’m still working hard to make sure my clients get documents that are fit for purpose and will enable them to protect, preserve and pass on their assets to loved ones.

If you would like to book an appointment to have your Will written then please get in touch via our website or social media and I’ll be happy to talk you through your options. I never pressure sell and always place you in a position where you are able to make an informed decision. It all starts with a conversation.

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