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New Regulations Target ‘Cowboy’ Will-Writers

The has announced that both will-writing and the administration of estates are to be brought within the list of ‘reserved legal activities’.

The move follows a persistent stream of cases of maladministration of estates and problems with wills drafted by unqualified will writers.

The move is aimed at ensuring that people who charge for drafting wills or administering the estates of deceased persons are ‘fit and proper persons’ and are registered with an appropriate regulatory body which will ensure that acceptable standards are maintained.

All practitioners in these areas will have to carry professional indemnity insurance also. Many people who have suffered loss due to the activities of ‘cowboy’ will-writers have subsequently found that their attempts  to gainrecompense have been stymied by the absence of insurance on the part of the will-writer.

Solomons Solicitors are expert will writers with over 20 years experience behind us. We are also proud members of regulartory bodies including STEP ( The Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners), ACTAPS (The Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists) and The Private Client section of the Law Society.

For a Free Half Hour Consultation with a specialist to discuss your Will please contact us on 01202 802 807.

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