- Friday, 17 October 2014
The Ministry of Justice has made it clear that it is not in favour of any form of regulation for will-writing, following calls by LeO for a voluntary ombudsman scheme. It said “other options should be explored first
Tags: Institute of Professional Willwriters, Legal Ombudsman, LeO, Ministry of Justice, will-writing
Posted in Latest news, Other lawyers, Regulation, Solicitors
- Tuesday, 22 July 2014
The Institute of Professional Willwriters has won approval for a unique alternative business structure that will enable its members and others to access related legal services for their clients, and share in the fees generated.
Tags: ABS, Alternative business structures, conveyancing, Council for Licensed Conveyancers, Institute of Professional Willwriters, probate
Posted in Alternative business structures, Latest news, Market monitor, Other lawyers
- Monday, 21 October 2013
The Legal Ombudsman’s plan to widen its jurisdiction will cause a “muddle”, the Institute of Professional Willwriters has warned, revealing that other ADR providers had indicated an intention to move into the sector themselves.
Tags: complaints, Institute of Professional Willwriters, Legal Services Ombudsman, will-writing
Posted in Latest news, Legal Ombudsman
- Tuesday, 18 June 2013
Members of the Institute of Professional Willwriters who fail to comply with its code of practice face fines or even imprisonment, as a new UK-wide scheme to strengthen self-regulation by setting standards for such codes goes live.
Tags: Institute of Professional Willwriters, will-writing
Posted in Latest news, Other lawyers
News round-up: HighStreetLawyer.com expands, firm recruits COLP, will-writer training boost, and much moreFriday, 9 March 2012
Our regular round-up of bits of news you may have missed include new locations for the HighStreetLawyer.com network, a firm recruiting its COLP, firms launching joint ventures and targeted services, professional training for will-writers, money laundering warning, and more.
Tags: anti-money laundering, bar standards board, Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, claims management companies, COLP, compliance officer for legal practice, Institute of Professional Willwriters, joint ventures, Law Society, Legal Services Board, money laundering, Office of Fair Trading, will-writing
Posted in Latest news, News In Brief
- Thursday, 14 July 2011
The Institute of Professional Willwriters (IPW) will apply to become a regulator of will-writing services should the Legal Services Board decide to make it a reserved activity, it has confirmed. It called on the board and the government “to take prompt action to implement the recommendations” of today’s consumer panel report.
Tags: Institute of Professional Willwriters, Legal Services Board, Legal Services Consumer Panel, will-writing
Posted in Legal Services Board, News, Other lawyers
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