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Panorama: Will Writing scandal

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Were you as horrified as I was by the Panorama programme on Monday evening?

It highligted problems with unqualified ‘Will-Writing’ firms who appear to offer to draw up your will for as little as £30, then pressurises the elderly into signing up for a package which costs over £2,000.

One interviewee called the firm who did a spectacularly bad job on the estate for which she should have been a beneficiary as “cowboys”.

Solicitors often get a bad name for high costs, long-delays and impenetrable jargon but this programme showed just how vulnerable clients are who go to unregulated and uninsured companies.

Remember when reading those attractive adverts – if it looks too good to be true – it probably is.

Written by Michael Overend

August 10th, 2010 at 2:30 pm

Posted in News,Wills

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