Our OFT Approved Code of Practice

Wealthguard is a longstanding Member of the Institute of Professional Willwriters (IPW) and operates under its strict Code of Practice.

IPW has existed for over 23 years and no Member has ever had a complaint upheld against them - so high are the standards. (See: www.ipw.org.uk).

All IPW Members are specialists in Wills, Trusts and Probate - whereas most solicitors and bank staff are just 'legal GP's'. Surprisingly, many solicitors and bank staff have no formal training in Wills and Probate.

In April 2010 - after a 3 year due diligence process - the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) formally endorsed the IPW Code of Practice - and will continue to closely monitor it.

Only IPW Members are endorsed by the OFT for Wills and Probate work and can display the OFT Approved Code Logo. Solicitors and banks are not endorsed by the OFT.

  • Under the IPW Code all Members have:
  • Exceptional professional standards - backed by examinations
  • Criminal Records Bureau checks
  • Customer friendly Terms of Business
  • Agreed service standards and document production times
  • Payment protection cover
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance to protect you from financial loss
  • Fair cancellation terms
  • An independent complaints procedure

This OFT recognised 'gold standard' in Wills and Probate work guarantees that Wealthguard - as an IPW Member - is a trustworthy firm providing the highest professional standards, excellent service and fair prices.

Only use an IPW Member to deal with Probate or write your Will.

  • Institute of Professional Willswriters
  • The Office of Fair Trading
OFT approved code of practice
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