Legislation / Legal
ScotGov: Amendments aimed at regulating non-lawyer ‘will writers’ have been lodged by Minister for Community Safety, Fergus Ewing. The proposed amendment to the Legal Services (Scotland) Bill follows a consultation process and would apply a set of regulatory rules, enforcement measures & sanctions to ensure non-lawyer will writers conform to acceptable industry practice.
Following representations made to it, the ScotGov is concerned that some non-lawyer will writers may be exploiting the lack of regulation to the detriment of the consumer in Scotland. The consultation responses indicated that there is almost overwhelming support for regulation. As to the method of regulation, the vast majority of respondents are in favour of using the same model as outlined in Part 3 of the Bill.