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A Recent attempt to Muscle in on Staffordshire Wills has hopefully been thwarted. A rival company using Staffordshirewill.co.uk website and calling themselves Staffordshire Wills have now disappeared. Claims made by the rival company were just not true and were an attempt to mislead the public. A complaint has been registered with Trading Standards.

The company has resurfaced trading under a new name and has made leaflet drops in Stafford offering cheap Wills.

This comes after warnings from Staffordshire trading standards in the Birmingham Mail 5th June 2010.

"CONMEN are scaring Midlanders into parting with tens of thousands of pounds to buy bogus wills. Trading Standards officers say they are dealing with an "increasing number" of complaints from people who have been duped. Typically the fraudsters tell residents their wills are invalid and need to be rewritten due to changes in the law.

At the same time people who don't have a will are also being targeted by firms offering to write their wills for a bargain price, but their bill ends up being "far more costly" than at first suggested."

Our advice to anyone thinking of

  • Make sure the person you choose is a solicitor or a member of a trade body such as the Institute of Professional Willwriters.
  • Check with the trade body that they are who they say they are.
  • Ask to see proof of identity and CRB check
  • Ask to see a copy of their Professional Indemnity Insurance
  • Ask to see a price list prior to the meeting
  • Ask if there is a cooling off period so you can think over your decisions
  • NEVER PAY UNTIL THE JOB IS COMPLETED

  • STAFFORDSHIRE WILLS as an IPW member have had their customer code of practice approved by the Office of Fair Trading.