All of our Associates are currently active and are benefitting from running their own businesses, but also still experiencing the advantage of having full freedom in their careers with our back office support completing the administration for them.
Why choose APS Legal and Associates?
With the media being constantly flooded with questions around will writing, care fees and probate services, we have seen an increasing demand for advice in these areas. Since many clients question the quality of the advice they have been given and indeed the finished legal product that is placed in front of them, there appears to be an increasing appeal for the will writing and estate planning sector to become regulated.
In this currently unregulated sector, we have aligned ourselves with the IPW – Institute of Professional Will Writers. The IPW provide APS Legal and Associates with a specialised Code of Practice, meaning we can act in a regulated manner: something that most solicitors do not currently do. All of our Associates are required to complete and pass a short exam in order to become an Associate Member of the IPW. The IPW are the only group in this sector recognised by TSI.
Further to this, all members of the Legal Department who draft each will separately and not through computer generation, are all full IPW members, with the more senior staff also being STEP trained. This is important to us as we can give our clients’ piece of mind that they are receiving the best advice.
The specialist training course
We train all of our Associates according to the IPW standards. Associates walk away from the course feeling confident in educating and advising clients in the correct way. Once Associates have passed the training course and short IPW exam, they will be accredited with an Associate Membership with the IPW.
The training course will cover the role of an Associate, the services you will be able to offer under your business and how best to educate clients around these services.
Your Estate Planning Business
As an Associate, you will operate your very own business with APS Legal and Associates offering Wills, Trusts, Lasting Powers of Attorneys with Probate also being an ‘add on’ option. The market for this service is huge, with the majority of the population not having a Will in place, yet this is something everyone needs!
Your main role will be to liaise with clients, find their concerns and advise them on how best to protect their estate. Our Legal Department complete all the drafting for you which gives you the time to focus your attention on building your client base.
Of course, our Trainers are always to hand for Business Development needs as well as ongoing CPD requirements.
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