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The BBC highlights the risks involved in using unregulated Will Writers

The BBC programme The One Show Wednesday 11 January 2012 highlighted the ongoing issue of Will Writers. Almost totally unregulated and with no legal requirement to be qualified anyone can call themselves a Will Writer.

In a report for the One Show, Dominic Littlewood interviewed a member of public who confirmed that she and her husband had paid £1,830.00 for Wills which were faulty and essentially not legally binding. For a year the couple attempted to contact the Will Writer to have the Wills corrected but without success. Currently, if you use a Will Writer or off the shelf Will pack, there is no safety net should mistakes be found in the Will.

At Bates Solicitors, a qualified solicitor specialising in drafting Wills will take your instructions, draft your Will, make any amendments you may wish once you have seen the draft and oversee the signing of the Will to ensure that it is correctly executed. Your Will can then be securely stored with the firm free of charge.

Contact Bates Solicitors to ensure that your future wishes are accurately reflected in your Will.

Follow this link to visit the Private Client Solicitors at Bates that specialise in drafting Wills for more information.

Follow this link to visit the Wills page of the Bates website.

For more information follow these links:

BBC News: Thousands ‘ripped off’ by unregulated will-writers.

The Guardian: Unregulated will writers ‘rip-off thousands every year’