Most People Still Prefer to Ask a Solicitor to Write Their Will

The vast majority of people still prefer to ask a solicitor to write their will, according to new research by Will Aid.

The number of people consulting solicitors about their will has risen by 2% over the last four years. Meanwhile, the number of people using will writers instead has fallen from 17.9% in 2008 to only 10.5% in 2015. The number of people using banks and other organisations to draw up their will has fallen from 8.7% to 5.9% over the same period.

Will Aid says many people are unaware that will writers can practise without having proper training, regulation or insurance.