You can have confidence that there won’t be mistakes
There can be problems with wills like forgetting to have it signed or using the wrong witnesses which would mean it would be invalid when you die. Using a solicitor minimises the risk of things like this happening.
They’ll navigate more complex laws.
A solicitor knows the law and will be able to help you make the most effective choices for your situation. They’re experienced at handling more complicated matters like Inheritance Tax, Power of Attorney (Link to article), overseas property management and business matters, you’ll have confidence that such matters are handled legally and according to your wishes.
You’ll have protection if something goes wrong.
Solicitors are regulated and so If you have any problems you can make a complaint to the solicitor’s firm and if they don’t deal with your complaint properly then you can go to the Legal Ombudsman.
Your will is stored safely.
When a solicitor helps you write your will, they’ll usually store the original for you in a fireproof safe
Solicitors or firms can be appointed as your executor if you prefer
Arrangements for you estate will be handled by them when you die
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