Could a new software launch change the will writing industry?
WillSuite – a tech startup which aims to change the Will writing industry through its online software package, has now been launched to Will Writers, Financial Advisors and Solicitors across the country to streamline the Will writing and estate planning process in one easy-to-use system costing just £89/month (or as little as £1.50 per document).
Will writing can often be a time consuming, expensive, and slow process with endless back and forth married with needless complexity.
That’s where WillSuite comes in – an online system providing you with the ability to draft all your own Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs), severance of tenancy documents and more in no time at all. This can be accessed from any modern PC or tablet browser, and will allow companies and one-man-bands alike to manage all their client information and documents from one central location.
Seb, founder and creator of WillSuite, says the idea to tackle the Will writing industry came to him whilst working next door to a Will and estate planning company.
“After working closely with them for a number of months, I’d observed a lot of snags in the process of Will writing and the journey from the initial appointment to the retrieval of their late client’s Will by executors. This was a very drawn out process often involving multiple companies and weeks of delays.”
Removing that complexity became a key driving force behind the creation of WillSuite. Creating a Will can now be accomplished via an online questionnaire – and the end result will be a legally sound, professionally made document. Not only will the document be drafted plain English, the wording has also been provided by an award-winning solicitor with the STEP Advanced Certificate in Will Drafting.
This isn’t the first complex industry that Seb has tackled. Just two years ago he was unveiling an online documentation service designed to revolutionise and simplify the health and safety industry which can now be found in use at the sites of blue-chip and FTSE-100 listed companies. For him, there was a real satisfaction that came with listening to client feedback and finding out just how many thousands of man-hours that he was saving them, as well as reducing the risk of human error.
Using that knowledge and experience, Seb is now aiming to make a lasting impression on the Will writing industry, and has already managed to gain some keen supporters who have had early access to the service.
One of those supporters is Keith Douglas, Director at County Douglas Law, who said: “I first came across WillSuite over a year ago, when they were doing their market research and explained their vision to us. I had seen and used other will writing software over the years and I was sceptical they could really simplify and improve the process as much as they had promised. However after recently meeting with Seb and viewing the beta product I can unequivocally say they have done this, and we have now adopted it into our practice!”
The system will constantly evolve as more and more users come on board, says Seb, who has promised: “We will be working with all our clients to constantly improve and bring new features on a full time basis.”
And the ultimate goal? “There is no denying the will writing industry is outdated. This will change drastically over the next 10 years and my plans are to establish WillSuite as the essential tool for every Will writer, Financial Advisor or Solicitor.”
You can check WillSuite out for yourself by visiting their website for a free no-obligation trial – willsuite.co.uk
This article was submitted to be published by Will Suite as part of their advertising agreement with Today’s Wills & Probate. The views expressed in this article are those of the submitter and not those of Today’s Wills & Probate.