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IWC Approved as Official Probate Providers for the European Association of Will Writers
National probate company IWC have recently been approved as sole probate provider of the European Association of Will Writers (EAW). The company will provide services for the association and its 50 members.
All EAW members are trained to the highest standards and must abide by the rules and code of ethics of the association. This includes having Professional Indemnity cover of at least £1m.
Members are regularly monitored and attend continuing professional development courses to ensure that they are fully trained and operate ethically. “The law is constantly changing so this is extremely important that practitioners receive regular, on-going training and support,” Tony Crocker remarked.
IWC offer fixed fee probate services to clients in the UK. Their upfront approach to legal fees is a contributing factor to their success. Probate fees are agreed in advance so recently bereaved families do not have to worry about escalating costs.
IWC’s fees are based on the amount of work required to handle the estate administration. The standard way high street banks calculate probate rates is by the value of the estate at between 1 to 3%. This has been heavily criticised in the media as an unfair way to charge because it is not always proportionate to the amount of work involved.
You can find out more about this here http://www.iwc-
The company have recently added Florida Probate to their overseas services. This is in addition to Spain, France, Jersey and Poland. The recent partnership with the EAW will facilitate the company’s expansion overseas. http://www.iwc-
The Association has a register of will writers who operate in mainland Europe, Malta and Cyprus. Therefore, it enables IWC to use the expertise of lawyers in other European countries. The network is beneficial as it means IWC can assist clients with property and other assets overseas more easily. Clients can be confident in the advice they receive about foreign wills and probate from EAW members.
You can find out more about the EAW by visiting the website http://eurowills.org