How could networking boost your Willwriting business?

It’s no surprise that so many professionals in the Wills and Probate sector choose to be sole practitioners.

As well as greater levels of flexibility and control over the direction of their business, going solo can often bring greater rewards for professionals, whether these be financial or personal.

However, for those choosing to go it alone in our sector, there is one drawback more commonly cited than any other; a feeling of isolation.

Whilst feeling like an outsider can be a problem for any business, the negative impact it can have is often not realised until much later down the line, at which point it can be difficult to fully recover.

In order to prevent this from happening and solidify your presence in the market, it’s important to be proactive.

Too many professionals sit back and dismiss the importance of communication within the sector, failing to realise the opportunity for increasing business and the wider benefits of getting your voice heard.

Whether you’re a sole practitioner or part of a larger firm, networking is much easier than you think, and the potential rewards are endless.

As well as boosting your business’ profile, connecting with other like-minded professionals can enhance your knowledge and awareness of the sector too.

Next month, the Institute of Professional Willwriters  (IPW) and the Institute of Scottish Professional Willwriters (ISPW) are holding their annual AGM and Willwriting Academy Ltd Conference, a key networking opportunity on the Wills and Probate calendar.

Taking place over two days, this comprehensive event will feature of a range of talks from high profile names including Kings Court Trust, Geoffrey Schindler and Professor Lesley King, who are all set to share their knowledge and expertise.

The two-day event, both of which qualifying for CPD, is open to both IPW and ISPW members as well as those yet to join.

The full agenda is as follows:

Wednesday 21st March 2018

13:30 – 14:00 hrs Registration and refreshments

14:00 – 14:45 hrs Golden Charter

14:45 – 15:30 hrs Kings Court Trust

15:30 – 15:45 hrs Refreshments

15:45 – 16:30 hrs The Wilkes Partnership

16:30 – 17:15 hrs Philips Legal

17:15 hrs Close

Evening

18:30 hrs Drinks Reception

19:30 hrs Dinner

21:15 – 22:15 hrs Solve Legal Marketing – Lisa Watts & Bamboozle – Christopher Davies

Thursday 22nd March 2018

08:30 – 09:00 hrs Registration and Refreshments

09:00 – 10:30 hrs Geoffrey Shindler OBE – “Current issues in trusts and Lasting Powers of Attorney”.

10:30 – 11:00 hrs Refreshments

11:00 – 12:30 hrs 27th IPW/ISPW Annual General Meeting

12:30 – 14:00 hrs Lunch

14:00 – 15:30 hrs Professor Lesley King – Current Issues in Will Drafting

15:30 – 16:00 hrs Refreshments

16:00 – 17:00 hrs Mel Blackmore – GDPR

17:00 hrs Close

There is a range of tickets including options for the whole event, single day (22nd March only) accommodation, and dinner, with members being entitled to a discounted rate.

To ensure you don’t miss out, click here to reserve your space.

This article was submitted to be published by the Institute of Professional Willwriters as part of their advertising agreement with the Institute of Professional Willwriters. The views expressed in this article are those of the submitter and not those of Today’s Wills and Probate.

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