Blackhurst Budd is one of just a handful of solicitors in the North West to become a member of the Law Society's Wills & Inheritance Quality Scheme (WIQS).

The Scheme provides a best practice quality mark for wills and estate administration advice that consumers can trust.

Law Society president Nicholas Fluck said:

'WIQS is an important tool in reinforcing the importance of using a solicitor for will writing and estate management. It offers reassurance to consumers and helps law firms stand out in an increasingly crowded market.

'Anyone can set themselves up as a will writer, but only a law firm with qualified solicitors meeting high standards can be a member of WIQS. Accredited firms can use the branding to promote their business, while consumers can make informed choices about who is best placed to write their will or administer probate.

'Solicitors are unparalleled in the will writing market as only they have the breadth of training to consider wider implications including tax and family law.'

Warren Spencer, Managing Director at Blackhurst Budd, said:

‘We are delighted to have been awarded the WIQS accreditation so soon after its inception. We have shown our commitment to establishing approved management procedures through our early adoption of the Conveyancing Quality scheme, Lexcel and our Silver Investors In People award. We feel that clients benefit from knowing that their matters will be dealt with in a way which is approved by The Law Society, and by properly qualified lawyers. This accreditation provides that guarantee.’

At the heart of this and other Law Society accreditations is consumer reassurance, demonstrating a commitment to putting the client's needs first and delivering the highest levels of service.

Blackhurst Budd is also an accredited member of the Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS), Lexcel and Investors In People.

For more information about the Wills & Inheritance Quality Scheme visit