The Law Society’s Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme Accreditation (WIQS) provides a best practice quality mark for wills and estate administration advice that consumers can trust.
The scheme sets client service standards to ensure transparency in process, costs and communications. It outlines required practices for will drafting, probate and estate administration to help address common risks, errors and inconsistencies that arise in delivering advice.
WIQS is designed for practices that are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and offer both wills and probate/estate administration advice.
Practices applying for accreditation must demonstrate compliance with the Wills and Inheritance Protocol and, where necessary can amend existing policies or draft new ones to meet the requirements.
Help prospective clients to make a confident and informed choice of local legal practice. Show that you follow best practice procedures to meet the highest standards of technical expertise and client service.
See the apply for WIQS page for full details on how to apply.
Practices only specialising in wills, or only probate/estate administration, are not eligible to apply for the scheme.
Please note that from November all re-accreditation training will be delivered through the Professional Development Centre - the Law Society's new, enhanced eLearning portal.
If you are already registered with the Law Society's Professional Development Centre and have undertaken any training through it in the last two years, your account will be migrated to the Professional Development Centre. We will contact you directly with further information about when and how this will happen.
If you are registered with the Law Society's Professional Development Centre and have not used it in the last two years, your account will not be migrated. When the Professional Development Centre is available, please create a new account, which is free to do. Your training record from the CPD Centre will be available upon request by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please ensure that you update your Professional Development Centre account to show that you are an accredited member.
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