A CHESTER-based solicitor has warned of the dangers of unqualified will-writers following a BBC Panorama documentary about the industry.
Clive Pointon, head of the wills, trusts and tax team at Aaron & Partners LLP, at Grosvenor Court, Foregate Street, claims choosing an uninsured will-writing service instead of a trained solicitor can be a recipe for disaster.
Mr Pointon said: “Anyone can set up a will-writing business tomorrow without any training, expertise or insurance as there is no regulation.
“These people are not solicitors. They have no assets as well as no insurance so if something goes wrong – as it often does without the relevant know-how – and the business goes under there is no means of redress.
Mr Pointon joined in calls for the industry to be regulated by law.