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Study shows public want wills to be regulated

2nd November 2015

Public want wills to be regulated

A study conducted by YouGov has revealed that over half of the public want regulated wills to be created.

The research, which was conducted on behalf of the Law Society, asked 1,554 adults about wills. 55 per cent of respondents wanted will-writers to be regulated.

Those working in solicitor jobs who specialise in wills were commended, with 95 per cent of respondents praising the services provided by solicitors.

Just under 90 per cent of those surveyed who have previously had a will drafted by a solicitor said they were satisfied with the process, and 81 per cent said that they were happy with the quality of the legal advice they received during the process.

Speaking to the Law Society Gazette, Jonathan Smithers, who is the president of the Law Society, added, “It is encouraging to see that the public are beginning to recognise the importance of using a solicitor over an unregulated will writer.”

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