What is the average price for writing a will? Is a will drawn up by a retired solicitor a bad idea?

23rd Jul 2019

CATEGORY: Wills, Probate & Trusts


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  • Cohen Cramer Limited

    The price will vary and depend upon the complexity.

    The problem with having a will drawn up by a retired solicitor is that they will almost certainly not have the professional indemnity cover i.e insurance that all practicing solicitors are required to have. If anything goes wrong or there is an error in the drafting of the will then you will have trouble making recovery of any losses. Best to pay the extra and go to a practicing solicitor.

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  • Curzon Green Solicitors

    The price will depend on your requirements for the Will. Different firms will have a variety of pricing models. We would recommend contacting two or three practicing solicitors in your area to obtain quotes.

    We would recommend using a solicitor who is still practicing as they are more likely to be up-to-date with any developments in the law. They will also be subject to regulation and redress via the Legal Ombudsman if anything were to go wrong.

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