Archives for April 2014

Harris & Harris join new Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme

Harris & Harris Solicitors, based in Wells and Frome, are delighted to announce that the firm has recently become an accredited member of the Law Society’s Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme (WIQS).

WIQS is only open to law firms or other organisations that are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

In achieving accreditation Harris & Harris underwent a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate their adoption of best practice procedures in delivering wills and probate advice.

Annemarie Swainson, head of the Wills, Probate and Trust department said, ‘A will is one of the most important financial and personal decisions that clients make, but currently there is no regulation surrounding will drafting so anyone is able to write a will, holding themselves out to be expert.’

‘It is extremely important to talk to a solicitor who can ensure that your will is expressed in a legally watertight way. A solicitor will be able to advise on complex financial issues, such as inheritance tax and trusts planning.’

Harris & Harris’s clients will be assured that the Solicitor they are dealing with understands the issues in preparing a will or offering probate advice, and the clients made aware of the options, costs and timescales in order to make an informed choice from the outset.

For more information on the Law Society’s Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme visit www.lawsociety.org.uk/AboutWIQS

Funds raised for St Margaret’s Hospice

We are delighted to confirm that a total of £690 was raised by generous donations from our clients who participated in the St Margaret’s Somerset Hospice “Make a Will Week” in 2013.

Harris & Harris will be taking part again in the scheme in the week commencing 15th September 2014. Under the scheme, we waive our usual fee for preparing a Will in return for the client making a donation to the hospice.

The hospice has confirmed that total donations under the scheme in 2013 have exceeded £23,000.

You can find out more about the hospice by visiting their website:

http://www.somerset-hospice.org.uk/

If you are interested in booking a place under the scheme, please contact our Wills, Probate and Trusts department:

http://www.harris-harris.co.uk/what_we_do/wills_probate_trusts/