Psychopomp: Leading the legacy


Those of you that have attended courses given by James Greenwood, will be familiar not only with his style of delivery but also his knowledge.

James has just finished his master’s at Leeds University and will be starting a 3-year PhD course on Human Rights in September.

We are pleased to announce that James is to continue providing courses for the SWW College of Will Writing, at least for the next couple of years, and this is to introduce a new course on the matter of Estate Planning.

The course (as one might expect from James) is entitled:


Psychopomp: Leading the legacy

Perfecting the Estate Plan

The course is based over two days, with both theory but mainly practical work, ensuring a good understanding of Estate Planning at a higher level.

The two-day course will be available only in Lincoln at the College and will be competitively priced at just £350 for the two days.

Dates have been set, the final content is in progress, although the initial draft has been agreed.

James uniquely approaches the subject, as he does tax and trusts, from a purely practical perspective as a probate practitioner.


This practical 2-day course takes a hands-on, pragmatic approach to estate planning and getting your client’s affairs in order. Set at an introductory/intermediate level, the course goes step-by-step through the following processes:

  1. Assessing the client’s needs: capacity, liabilities, ambitions
  2. Formulating draft plans: combining lifetime and Will planning
  3. What to include in the Will: beneficiaries, formalities, risks
  4. Will trusts and practical considerations: IHT, control, storage
  5. Lifetime planning and gifts: tax, trusteeship, outcomes
  6. How to set up a trust: processes, partners, appointments
  7. Bringing it together: case studies, role plays and workshops

2019 Dates:

11th-12th February

8th-9th April



Don’t ask us… Here is what others have said:

“The course was packed with information, ideas and practical comments from the tutor’s experience. The group of students were knowledgeable and many ideas and tips came from the whole group. Practical case studies were excellent.” A.A – Nov 18

“This was an excellent course and well presented” – M.E Nov 18


The primary aims of the College are to secure proper public recognition of the professional status of the Will Writing practitioners and to raise and maintain the standards of knowledge, understanding and competence within the profession. The College regards these aims as mutually inclusive and recognises the diversity of entrants into the profession, the wide range of vocational needs, and the nature and degree of support that is obtained from the organisation of which one is associated.


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