When a lawyer, solicitor or will writer creates a will on behalf of a client, they have a duty of care to ensure that it is properly drafted (with no errors), that it is signed and witnessed correctly, and that the will is made in a timely manner.
This legal duty of care also extends to the intended beneficiaries named within the will.
If a solicitor or will writer fails in this duty of care then a claim for any financial loss caused can be made.
If you feel that a professional has not dealt with a will, or its execution, in a professional manner then speak to the team today to talk through the specifics of your case.
For professional negligence regarding solicitors in other areas of law, please visit our professional negligence disputes page.
Our experienced team includes members of the Society Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP), Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE), Society of Later Life Advisers, and the Law Society Private Client Section. With this in mind, you can be assured you will receive the highest levels of service and expertise.