The Law Society Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme accreditation logoOur Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme (WIQS) accreditation is a best practice quality mark for wills and estate administration advice.

Membership lasts for 12 months.

You can apply for re-accreditation up to six weeks before your accreditation expires.

Re-accreditation helps assure clients that your practice continues to meet the requirements of the Wills and Inheritance Protocol (PDF 360 KB).

Step 1: Read the guidance

Before beginning the application, the SRO must read the:

Step 2: Complete the form

The SRO must complete the re-accreditation form (Word 1.27 MB) for the practice.

Each new relevant person to join your wills, probate or estate administration department before the application for re-accreditation must complete a separate application form:

Step 3: Submit the application

Your practice’s application is made up of:

  • the application form
  • any additional application forms for new relevant persons
  • your practice’s professional indemnity insurance certificate, claims and notifications summary

Do not send files larger than 18 MB. If necessary, send your supporting documents in separate emails.

Submit your application by email

Step 4: Pay the fee

We’ll send you an invoice when we receive your application.

The fee will vary depending on the size of your practice.

Read more about the cost of WIQS

Step 5: Accreditation

Our accreditation team will assess and review your application.

We’ll let you know the outcome of your application once we’ve received your membership fee.


Please note application fees are not-refundable.

You may appeal against the decision.

Read our appeals policy

Mandatory training

Once re-accredited, all relevant persons must complete mandatory training. 

Read more about WIQS training

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