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WIQS accreditation fees

Initial assessment and re-accreditation for the Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme includes an annual application and membership fee.

Please do not make payment when submitting your application. On receipt of your application, the amount payable will be determined and an invoice will be sent to the individual applying for accreditation.

Initial accreditation

Initial assessment and re-accreditation for the Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme includes an annual application and membership fee.

The membership fee is the same for all practices:

Practice size Membership fee per practice
(ex VAT)
Total fee
(ex VAT)
VAT @ 20% Total
(inc VAT)
Initial membership - all practices £350.00 £350.00 £70.00£420  

An application fee is payable for the senior responsible officer (SRO) and other practitioners and relevant staff covered in the application:

Practice size Application fee per SRO / relevant staff
(ex VAT)
Total fee
(ex VAT)
VAT @ 20% Total
(inc VAT)
Sole practitioner £   - £   - £   - £   -  
All other practices £30.00 £30.00 £6.00 £36.00  

Re-accreditation

There is a flat rate price for all firms of £368.00 plus VAT (£441.60 incl. VAT).

There is also a practitioner and staff application fee - per new individual to be covered in the accreditation of £32.00 per person plus VAT (£38.40 incl. VAT).

The re-accreditation membership fee is the same for all practices:

Practice size Membership fee per practice
(ex VAT)
Total fee
(ex VAT)
VAT @ 20% Total
(inc VAT)
Re-accreditation membership - All practices £368.00 £368.00 £73.60 £441.60

The re-accreditation application fee does not apply for the existing SRO or for all existing other relevant persons. The application fee is only charged for new relevant persons/SRO:

Practice size Application fee per SRO / relevant staff
(ex VAT)
Total fee
(ex VAT)
VAT @ 20% Total
(inc VAT)
Sole practitioner £   -£   - £   - £   -
All other practices
For new SRO/relevant positions only
£32.00 £32.00 £6.40 £38.40

Mandatory training

Fees for mandatory training courses are payable directly to the Law Society Professional Development Centre when the course has been booked.

Other fees

The following fee applies for certificate re-issue and appeals:

Other fees - Entity accreditations Total fee
(ex VAT)
VAT @ 20% Total
(inc VAT)
Certificate re-issue£10.00£2.00£12.00
Appeal against decision to refuse accreditation £258.00£51.60 £309.60  

Contact us

If you have any queries about WIQS, please contact the accreditation office:

Email: wiqs@lawsociety.org.uk
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7316 5550