Helping someone write a Will is a serious job: A Will-writer has a responsibility to the testator and the beneficiaries
A solicitor or Will drafter that prepares a Will for someone owes not only a duty of care to their client but also to the potential beneficiary of that Will.
If a Will is poorly drafted, it can lead to results which the deceased did not intend and leave the beneficiary in a worse off situation than would otherwise have been the case.
A Will drafter also has a duty to prepare a Will in a timely fashion and advise properly as to its execution. The failure to execute a Will properly will invalidate it, potentially leaving beneficiaries without an inheritance that was otherwise intended.
If a Will is not drafted and executed in a timely fashion this can lead to a situation where the person making the Will dies before it is executed, again potentially causing a loss to beneficiaries.
Cunningtons can assist in bringing claims against Will writers who may have failed to carry out their instructions in a timely fashion or drafted a Will badly, leading to a loss to the otherwise intended beneficiary.
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