Founded in 2004, the SWW Trust Corporation was initially designed to provide expert probate and estate administration services and advice to the Society of Will Writers members and their clients.
Based in Lincoln, we have a small dedicated team of professionals who specialise in probate, trusts and estate administration. The team are on hand to provide you with an individual and personalised service at what is a difficult time.
Over the years we have grown and now offer our services and expertise to anyone requiring assistance with probate and estate administration.
The SWW Trust Corporation qualifies as a trust corporation as defined by s68(18) of the Trustee Act 1925 and appointed by the court to be a trustee and complies with the requirements set out in the Trustee Act 1906.
The persons named in the Will as Executors will apply for the grant of probate, administer the estate and where it is appropriate, become trustees of any trusts arising from the testator’s Will.
In the past it has been accepted practice to appoint individual partners in solicitors’ firms as executors in Wills, however such appointments means that only partners to whom the grant of representation is made can sign documents and make decisions on behalf of the estate.
This is likely to create unnecessary delays in the administration of the estate, especially if the named partner has left the firm or retired.
By appointing the SWW Trust Corporation these delays can be avoided. The SWW Trust Corporation can act as an executor or administrator (intestate estates) either solely or jointly with others and can also be appointed as a reserve executor.
The Senior Courts Act 1981 states at s115(1) that only a properly constituted trust corporation can take a grant of probate to an estate alone or jointly with another.
The SWW Trust Corporation may be appointed as an attorney under one of the following:
For a Lasting Power of Attorney the SWW Trust Corporation can be appointed to act as an attorney on its own or together with others. Note it cannot be an attorney under a health and welfare LPA.
Benefits of appointing the SWW Trust Corporation
From a client’s point of view, the benefits of appointing the SWW Trust Corporation include:
We act as professional executors, whether appointed under a Will or by the family of the deceased. We ensure the persons final wishes are carried out with integrity and confidentiality.
We arrange, set up and administer a range of trusts for estate tax and asset planning. We understand the long term impact on peoples’ futures and ensure our services take this into account. We are registered with, and regulated by HM Revenue and Customs as a Trust or Company Service Provider.
The Society of Will Writers was established in 1994 as an independent body representing the professional Will Writer and the interests of the consumer. Today, the Society is the largest trade body within the profession and has members throughout the world. Their Code of Practice, ethics and philosophy put the consumer at the heart of their aims to ensure that through membership the public receive the very best of service from their Will writer.
Bickers Insurance Services is a company dedicated to providing a fast and efficient unoccupied property insurance solution, primarily for the legal professional market. This ensures that throughout the administration period all properties are adequately covered should that in the unlikely event that a claim is required.
The Asset Management Group (AMG) was established in 1997 and is part of the Skipton Group of companies. Specialising in the management of residential assets throughout the UK, AMG’s dedicated probate division provides a fully managed sales service. Designed to provide a transparent and impartial service that takes away the daily headaches of selling property whilst keeping all parties involved in the decision making and updated on progress. AMG can also provide a full range of additional services to deal with most requirements associated with selling a probate property.