Russell & Russell Reaccredited to Top Wills Quality Scheme
Russell & Russell Solicitors has been reaccredited to the prestigious Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme (WIQS).
WIQS, which is certified by the Law Society, sets the benchmark for best practice and transparency in setting up wills and estate planning. The scheme was established to help people make informed choices about selecting a legal services provider they can trust.
Speaking of the accreditation, Judith Bromley, head of wills and probate at Russell & Russell, said: “The client’s interests are at the heart of everything we do and the team here at Russell & Russell works very hard to provide an excellent standard of legal advice. The fact that we’ve been reaccredited to the Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme is testament to this.”
The practice was the first law firm in Bolton, and one of the first in the North West, to be accredited to WIQS in 2014. Qualification involved the department undergoing a rigorous application and assessment process in which it was required to demonstrate its adoption of best practice procedures in delivering wills and probate advice.
Judith continued: “Drafting a will or planning a Lasting Power of Attorney are two of the most important financial decisions someone is ever likely to make. It’s important for us to be able to demonstrate our standards of excellence in order for customers to have confidence in the quality of our service. WIQS helps us do this.”
WIQS was the first Law Society standard for delivering tailored wills and probate advice. It aims to benefit consumers by ensuring they understand the issues in preparing a will or seeking probate advice, and that they are aware of the options, costs and timescales involved in estate planning.