Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme accreditation

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The Private Client team at Longmores Solicitors has been reaccredited with the Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme (WIQS) by the Law Society of England and Wales for the 6th year. The accreditation is only available to practices that are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and is intended to help clients make a confident and informed choice of local legal practice. WIQS sets client service standards to ensure transparency in process, costs and communications. It outlines required practices for will drafting, probate and estate administration to help address common risks, errors and inconsistencies that arise in delivering advice.

Richard Horwood has specialised in this area of law for over 18 years and has been Head of the Practice Area since 2014. The remainder of the Longmores Private Client team is made up of two senior solicitors, two solicitors and four associates. They are an experienced team specialising in a variety of issues including drafting wills; updating wills following milestone events; advising on inheritance tax; advising on charitable giving and legacies; establishing trusts; creating Lasting Powers of Attorney; probate and contested probate; and issues affecting older and vulnerable people.

Richard Horwood, Partner and Head of Private Client says, “we are pleased to retain this benchmark for the high standard of best practice with our specialist solicitors”.