And embarrassments to the profession certainly exist. The October edition of Which? magazine found that one in five wills was, in the opinion of experts, poor; of the wills drafted by solicitors, five out of 31 were poor, and only six could be described as good. This is hardly a record to cheer.
Solicitors clearly have some way to go to improve their will-writing skills, and when it comes to appointing a solicitor to act as executor, the advice must remain - don't.
Yours faithfully, JOHN HOSKER Deputy Director Consumers' Association London, NW1 17 OctoberReuse content