Event details

Getting Ready 

Good planning not only brings peace of mind to your friends and family, but also to you. Expert legal, practical,financial and digital advice from our experienced panel. 

Getting Ready

Date & Time:  Friday 3rd November 2023

Location of Event:  Online


Charge: Pay what you can - you need only Register ONCE for the whole day's events (ie not for every individual event!)

Registration for Online Day enables you to attend ANY OR ALL of the events, as you choose. (The only exception is for the sessions on Deep Listening for Assisted Dying, to which only the first 15 participants will be admitted to each session, first come first served.) To register you will be asked to pay what you can. There will also be an opportunity to purchase an online recording of all the days' events (excluding the two on Assisted Dying.)

On Registration, you will receive an email from Eventbrite with the Zoom link for the whole day - you just click on the link any time you wish to join an event. There will be a separate link for the sessions on Assisted Dying.

You will also receive reminder emails leading up to the event - and booking will remain open throughout Online Day too, so you can still join even if you missed the start!

If you haven't already booked via another page on our site, you may click here to Register for all your online events on Nov 3rd - please only register ONCE.


Jane Duncan Rogers

Jane says “I was devastated when my husband died – this was  not in our plans! My greatest fear had come true, my life had completely changed, I was on my own again at age 54, too young to be an old widow, but too old to be a young one. However, little did I know that 3 years on I would be publishing a book called Gifted By Grief. How could I be gifted by this
terrible loss? And yet I was – and that has led me directly to what I do now”
Jane’s background of 25 years in the psychotherapeutic and training field has been perfect for the company she founded, Before I Go Solutions. With their team of trained End of Life Planning Facilitators, they offer products and programmes to help people complete their end of life plans, something 90% say is essential, but only 14% actually do anything about.
Jane lives in the north of Scotland, got married again in between lockdowns, and she and her new husband are building not only a new life but a new eco-house together.


Mark Barclay

Mark specialises in financial planning, focusing especially on death and tax and appropriately setting up finances for the benefit of loved ones.

Mark's specialties are setting up IHT-efficient schemes, trusts and completing legacy planning and intergenerational wealth planning to aid with gifting and planning.


Alexandra Lewis (Chair)

Alexandra has worked with families in transition following separation or divorce for nearly thirty years. Her focus is on holistic solutions and win-win outcomes for the whole
family. She was one of the first UK lawyers to train in collaborative law and all issues mediation and has a background in psychology and psychotherapeutic techniques. She believes in the transformative power of effective and compassionate communication in exploring issues and path finding. Alexandra enjoys nothing more than combining the practical and legal aspects of any situation with creative thinking and a focus on building a better future for our planet and future generations. Her intention during this festival is to unlock the power of legacy and to rethink the
tool of the everyday will and make it a document that will truly reflect your legacy and ensure that the benefits are maximised, and mistakes avoided.


Sofia Galic

Sofia qualified as a solicitor in 2008 after studying law at university. She trained at a local Oxfordshire firm and has since worked at both local and regional sized firms in and around the county.

Sofia specialises in Wills, Probate and Lasting Powers of Attorney. Sofia is an affiliate member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and is currently undertaking the STEP qualification. Sofia is multi-lingual, speaking intermediate French and Italian and fluent Croatian.

Sofia lives in Oxfordshire and in her spare time enjoys travelling and experiencing new cultures. When Sofia is not flying somewhere, you may see her riding around on her motorcycle.