Archive for August, 2010
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.