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Will writing business and Law Society question....

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pieinthesky48 Wed 12-Sep-18 19:51:01

Just some advice really ( have also posted in the new business section) - I’m a qualified solicitor and am about to start a will writing business (Willis and trusts were not my specialism before). I will be backed via a will writing company for insurance etc. I am currently just on the Law Society roll (have been non-practising for about 2 years) but am concerned about the grey area of potentially being seen to hold myself out as a solicitor and thereby triggering needing a practising certificate. Would I be better to simply remove myself from the the roll and not even refer to it ?.... I have no intention of going back into a roll requiring my former qualification..... advice ?
Many thanks

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spinabifidamom Wed 12-Sep-18 20:00:50

There are lots of things to think about when it comes to wills. Are you independent or not? Remember that even small mistakes will render a will invalid completely.
Are you qualified?? Do you have a website or not?? Seek advice before starting up your business. Make sure that you know what you are doing. Act professionally. Listen to your clients. Offer them a list of services.

pieinthesky48 Wed 12-Sep-18 23:43:03

Thanks, I’m taking over an existing business but my query is pretty specific and relates to my qualification. The other issues have already been considered, but thanks for taking the time to reply.

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justicewomen Sat 15-Sep-18 14:15:46

Contact the SRA. They will advise on how not to hold your self out as practicing

ShalomJackie Sun 16-Sep-18 13:07:22

On the SRA website there is a list of titles you must not use or you will fall foul of holding out provisions and a list of titles you can use.

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