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Lawyer in Edinburgh for Writing a Will

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wdw2003
wdw2003 Posts: 235 Forumite
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edited 18 July 2011 at 10:49AM in Scotland
I'm just looking for a competent lawyer who'll write a simple will without charging the earth. Anyone have any suggestions based on experience? Also, what sort of cost are we looking at?

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  • Nosht
    Nosht Posts: 744 Forumite
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    "a competent lawyer", no such animal.
    Make sure that the person is a Member of the Will Writers' Association or similar as this is a Professional Qualification which most lawyers do not possess.

    Regards,

    N.
    Never be afraid to take a profit. ;)
    Keep breathing. :eek:
    Just because I am surrounded by FOOLS does not make me wise. :j
  • maggiesoop
    maggiesoop Posts: 358 Forumite
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    Google Will Aid, it's when some lawyers give up their fee to write your Will and you just donate an appropriate fee to charity (I would say £100 would be reasonable) Not sure when it's on though.
  • wdw2003
    wdw2003 Posts: 235 Forumite
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    Thanks both. I found a thread on MSE about free wills and Will Aid, but I got the impression you got a very basic job which may not be correct for you, which kind of put me off. Then I read about someone getting charged about £800 by a lawyer, which just sounded ridiculous. I can't seem to get a feel what what's reasonable and who's reliable.
  • Nosht
    Nosht Posts: 744 Forumite
    edited 20 July 2011 at 2:57PM
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    The Society of Will Writers.
    Here is the link but this is only for Wales & England, I presume that Scottish lawyers have something similar.

    http://www.willwriters.com

    Regards,

    Nosht.
    Never be afraid to take a profit. ;)
    Keep breathing. :eek:
    Just because I am surrounded by FOOLS does not make me wise. :j
  • albionrovers
    albionrovers Posts: 2,028 Forumite
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    wdw2003 wrote: »
    Thanks both. I found a thread on MSE about free wills and Will Aid, but I got the impression you got a very basic job which may not be correct for you, which kind of put me off. Then I read about someone getting charged about £800 by a lawyer, which just sounded ridiculous. I can't seem to get a feel what what's reasonable and who's reliable.

    What's ridiculous about it? Rates in Edinburgh are extortionate. What do you think pays for them? Go to a lawyer in a cheap wee town, same job done, same law applied.
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