The Legal Services Board (LSB), which oversees the will-writing industry in England and Wales has called for all will-writing companies to be regulated claiming that 20% of wills contained mistakes.
This could include spot-checks by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, in order to cut out the "sloppiness, simple errors and poor communication".
Examples of these mistakes have included wills that have been cut and pasted without changes being made, or names having been omitted. The LSB claimed that there were "systematic problems" with will-writing, including unfair sales practices, and fraud and deception.
The Legal Ombudsman who receives many complaints a year relating to poorly drafted wills has called for action to be taken to ensure consumers were not left vulnerable by unregulated services.
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