Bio and Mission Statement
I have been a professional planner and project director throughout my career, in a variety of industries and roles, including 10 years with the world’s largest media company. My migration to the estate planning sector coincided with my arrival in Asia in 2013. Having made the leap of faith to move abroad myself, I fully appreciate that some area’s of life planning require professional expertise.
People work a lifetime to amass an estate, not just monetary or property assets, but personal and emotive ones too. As a will writer I work to ensure that your legacy is passed on to the people you wish to benefit. Living internationally, you will often be caught between residency and domicile in more than one jurisdiction and your life’s work has tax obligations. These can be met whilst retaining the integrity of your wishes and wealth for your family with the correct professional advice. Acting as a UK certified will draftsman allows me to help people ensure that their lifetime amassing of wealth and personal items benefit the people they intend.
Operating internationally, I undertake ongoing professional development in both the UK and internationally. When I am not helping people plan their legacies, I am a broadcast project manager, as well as a keen sportswoman often found on badminton, netball and rugby pitches, swimming pools and gym floors all over the world.
Wills World Wide is proud to be a member of the IPW.
The Institute of Professional Willwriters (IPW) was founded in 1991 as a self-regulatory body to safeguard the public from unqualified practitioners and unethical business practices and has become established as the recognised professional body regulating and promoting the profession of Willwriting in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Membership is available only to those who pass the IPW entrance examination, or who possess an equivalent and relevant qualification in Wills and Estates from a recognised qualifying body such as the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, or the Institute of Legal Executives. Members are required to update their knowledge and skills annually through a programme of Continuing Professional Development in order to retain their practising certificate.
All IPW members have Professional Indemnity Insurance cover of a minimum of £2 million, for each Will written and it is mandatory for them to comply with the IPW Code of Practice which is approved by the Trading Standards Institute under its Consumer Codes Approval Scheme.
Partners – why and who
Every individual’s will and estate planning requirements are unique. Assets may be located around the world with the geographic location determining the applicable succession and taxation law. For many Europeans, their nationality will also determine if their state has a claim to their estate. The complexity of our clients estates requires local expertise – that may be local to the country they currently call home or to their home nation.
Wills World Wide has partners internationally to enable us to ensure an international will and estate plan is delivered according to your wishes. Wherever your assets are located and whichever tropical island you call home, we can assist. Wills World Wide is proud to partner with leading law firms internationally, including Morrow’s in Australia and Cripps LLP in the UK.
We are also able to recommend storage and probate solutions internationally from our network of associates including Crown World Wide Ltd and our IPW partners.
Jayne Hilton, Engineer, UK
Jenny Pearson, Consultant, Cambodia
Jim Swander, CEO, Cambodia
Moray Iles, Vietnam