A leading North Wales and Shropshire law firm has gained accreditation in the Law Society's Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme (WIQS).
The accreditation comes just weeks after GHP Legal, which has offices in Wrexham, Llangollen and Oswestry, announced that it was compliant with a new code of practice launched by the Society of Trustees and Estates Practitioners.
The Law Society's Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme (WIQS) provides a best practice quality mark for wills and estate administration advice that consumers can trust.
The scheme is based on a Wills and Inheritance Protocol that 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.
Practices applying for WIQS 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.
John Marshall, a partner with GHP Legal, said:
"Having WIQS accreditation shows our clients that we follow best practice procedures and meet the highest standards of technical expertise in delivering wills and inheritance advice, as well as helping them to make a confident and informed choice of local legal practice by giving them the information they need to understand the process, options, costs and timescales from the outset."