Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme—WIQS—practice management standard—Precedents content map
Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme—WIQS—practice management standard—Precedents content map

The following Practice Compliance practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme—WIQS—practice management standard—Precedents content map

The Law Society's Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme (WIQS) is a quality standard for wills, probate and estate administration practices. According to the Law Society, achievement of membership will ensure that excellent service and professional guarantee offered by solicitors in this area are recognised by the public.

This Practice Note identifies specific Precedents within Practice Compliance and Practice Management that you could use or adapt to comply with the required Core Practice Management Standards—these Standards must be met if your firm does not already have Lexcel or CQS accreditation.

ParaRequirementPrecedents you could use or adaptLocation of Precedents
1.1Practices will have a risk management policy, which must include: Risk management policy—law firms and Risk management policy—annual reviewPractice Compliance
a: strategic risk
b: operational risk
c: regulatory risk
d: the person responsible for the policy
e: a procedure for an annual review of the policy, to verify it is in effective operation across the practice
1.2Practices will have a business continuity plan, which must include: Business continuity plan—BCPPractice Compliance
a: an evaluation of potential risks and the likelihood of their impact Business continuity plan—BCP—risk evaluation / Business continuity plan—BCP—priority list of functions and detailed risk assessmentPractice Compliance
b: ways to reduce, avoid and transfer the risks Business continuity plan—BCPPractice Compliance
c: key people relevant to the implementation of
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