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One in five wills contains mistakes

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New regulations are being proposed to cover will writing services in England and Wales, after research showed that 20% of wills contained mistakes.

Chris Kenny, chief executive of Legal Services, told the Today programme's John Humphrys they are calling for all firms involved in will writing to be brought within folder regulation and for existing regulator to "raise their game"

"What is important is that people know exactly what they are getting," he said, "you need to be confident that the advice is sound and the will that's produced is dependable and that if something does go wrong you'll have redress to the Legal Ombudsman".

Mr Kenny said that "there was a very small number of fraudsters... we're trying to drive them out of the market and raise standards generally... it's bad news for consumers" and those trying to do a reputable job.


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