Director of Will and Probate Services, Nick Ash, has been invited to Chair the Professional Standards Board of the Society of Will Writers. When asked to comment on this new role, Nick said, ‘To be personally recommended by the Director General for this position is an honour, and I aim to continue to improve the already high standards of Society members”.

The PSB represents a broad cross section of the Estate Planning and Will Writing industry. All the members however have one thing in common, a recognition that setting and improving standards across the membership can be a force for change.

‘Even though joining the Society of Will Writers is not mandatory for active professionals in our field, we feel that making the choice to join means members are demonstrating three important things.’ Nick adds, ‘Firstly it shows their willingness to operate to a code of practice, secondly, to complete regular training and finally to carry professional indemnity insurance.’

Nick has always been a strong advocate for raising standards within the Estate Planning Industry and is active in the ongoing debate around regulation of the industry since 2005.