Ready, willing and able?

Watch out, watch out, there’s a dodgy will-writer about. Last week, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) upheld a complaint made by the Institute of Professional Willwriters (IPW) about National Legal Services’ advert for will-writing services.

In a suitably outraged tone, the ASA’s press blurb said that consumers were “frequently shocked to find that individuals and businesses can legitimately offer will-writing services without any professional training or proof of competence”. Damn right they are. Get those wills done properly, or you might die intestine.