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CLC reacts to Lord Chancellors decision not to regulate will writing

15 May 2013

 
CLC reacts to Lord Chancellor's decision not to regulate will-writing

  • CLC disappointed by Lord Chancellor's decision not to bring will writing into regulation
  • Consumers want peace of mind when writing a will
  • CLC  will explore with will writers options for voluntary regulatory arrangements

The Council for Licensed Conveyancers today expressed disappointment at the Lord Chancellor's decision that will writing should be subject to self-regulation and has not chosen to make it a reserved legal service.

Chair of the Council for Licensed Conveyancers, Anna Bradley said: "Consumers expect very high standards of protection when it comes to will writing services. Anyone writing a will wants the peace of mind that comes from knowing their wishes will be carried out faithfully and that requires a well written will. We will seek to work with will writers to provide those standards of consumer protection through voluntary but rigorous arrangements. We believe this is in line with our responsibilities under the Legal Services Act."