Longmores' wills and inheritance work quality recognised by the Law Society

Leading Hertfordshire law firm Longmores has a new professional accreditation to add to the Investors in People award it received in 2015 for its achievements in staff development.

The practice was recognised for its work in wills and probate and estate administration when it received the coveted Law Society Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme (WIQS) accreditation in March.

WIQS is designed for practices authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) that offer dual advice on client estate matters.  The scheme is designed to increase client satisfaction with service delivery while reducing margins for law firm error and potential consequent claims.

WIQS accreditation is only given to firms that can demonstrate best practice for wills and estate administration advice and who meet strict proficiency and quality standards in their client services.  The Law Society requires clear proof of compliance with its Wills and Inheritance Protocol, which Longmores has worked painstakingly to demonstrate over many years – and now sees its efforts rewarded.

Team members whose work in this area now effectively has the industry’s Gold Standard are Head of practice area Richard Horwood, Alastair Liddiard, Charles Fraser and Bernard Flanagan.

Richard Horwood, Head of the Private Client team, said:

“Longmores is delighted to have been recognised by the Law Society for its high standards of preparing wills and administering estates.  It is a pleasing testament to our work ethic from the highest possible level.

“We always want to offer our clients the best services in every practice area and the WIQS accreditation is evidence that we deliver strongly in these two. It sets us above our competitors and means clients can be certain their wills and estate planning interests will be best served by Longmores.”

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