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Wills

Justice written question – answered on 24th January 2011.

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Photo of Rosie Cooper Rosie Cooper Labour, West Lancashire

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will bring forward proposals to regulate will writing for the purposes of ensuring that all testamentary documents prepared for reward are prepared by qualified professionals.

Photo of Jonathan Djanogly Jonathan Djanogly The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

The Legal Services Act 2007 (LSA) contains provisions which allow the Legal Services Board to recommend to me that a legal service such as will writing becomes a reserved legal activity.

Since the Legal Services Board (LSB) is currently investigating whether or not it would be in the interests of the legal consumer to regulate will writing, it will be more appropriate for me to await the outcome of that investigation before making an assessment of next steps.

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