Tallents Solicitors is delighted to be one of the first UK law firms to be accredited to the Law Society’s new Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme (WIQS).
The scheme provides a best practice quality mark for wills and estate administration advice that consumers know they can trust absolutely. Only solicitors and firms that are regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority are eligible to apply for WIQS membership.
Joanna Carpenter, Deputy Head of Wills, Trust and Probate at Tallents says:
The Law Society has set the bar to receive the WIQS accreditation deliberately high to show the public that there is a huge difference between a will writer and a wills, trust, probate and inheritance solicitor.
In the past we have been concerned that currently almost anyone can set themselves up as a will writer as this is an unregulated market. Now the WIQS accreditation clearly identifies the firms who can be relied on to deliver compliant will writing or probate services.
Frances Kelly, Head of Wills, Trust and Probate commented:
All applicants to WIQS are subjected to stringent and rigorous checks on integrity, good practice management and adherence to the scheme’s standards of quality client care. This accreditation demonstrates to clients that Tallents Solicitors has the necessary expertise to deliver trustworthy wills and inheritance advice every time.
Jeremy Blatherwick, Senior Partner at Tallents said:
The Wills, Trust and Probate team has worked to the highest standards to ensure they were amongst one of the first law firms in the UK to be accredited to WIQS. I believe this accreditation reassures clients that Tallents will always offer a high standard of practice and a commitment to deliver excellent client care and service.