Geoff Dennis, solicitor specialising in private client at Brightstone Law in Elstree, Hertfordshire, welcomed the consumer panel's call for the regulation of non-solicitor will writers.
said the few bad wills he
had come across were the work of both solicitors and will writers.
"Obviously there is better redress for clients of solicitors," he
"I don't think it can be disputed that solicitors are also better at attention to detail."
said some "rogue will writers" charged as little as £20 to bring in business and "ensnare old ladies", before charging far more to act as attorneys or executors.
Des Hudson, chief executive of the Law Society
, said he
was "delighted" the consumer panel had recognised the seriousness of concerns about dishonesty and bad practice from unqualified will writers.