Crosby & Woods awarded Law Society’s Wills & Inheritance Quality Kitemark

  • Author: David Crosby
  • Posted on: 30th April 2014
  • Posted in: Blog

Crosby & Woods are very proud to announce that they have been accredited by the Law Society’s Wills & Inheritance Quality Scheme (WIQS). There are only a handful of firms in the region who have been given this sort after accreditation.

Greg Woods, the head of the Private Client department at the firm is warning consumers that when it comes to employing a Will writer they need to distinguish between advisors that are unregulated, uninsured and untrained.

Greg said, “Your Will is one of the most important financial and personal decisions that you will make in your lifetime, but currently there is no regulation surrounding Will drafting so anyone is able to write a Will, holding themselves out as an expert.”

“It is extremely important to talk to a solicitor who can make sure that the Will is expressed in a way that is legally watertight.  A solicitor will also be able to advise on the complex financial issues such as inheritance tax and trusts planning.  Solicitors are all trained, regulated and they are required to have insurance to protect the public.”

At the heart of WIQS is the first Law Society standard for delivering tailored Wills and Probate advice.  In achieving accreditation, Crosby & Woods underwent an application and assessment process to demonstrate their adoption of best practice procedures in delivering Wills and Probate advice.  This benefits consumers by ensuring that they understand the issues in preparing a Will or seeking probate advice, and are aware of the options, costs and timescales in order to make an informed choice from the outset.

To discuss your Will making requirements please contact Greg Woods on 01273 734702 or greg@crosbywoods.co.uk