The Law Society suggested that only solicitors should be allowed to offer these services, but the LSB recognised that specialist providers (professional will writers) provide competition and have driven down prices for consumers. Indeed, many of the issues within the industry are caused by solicitors themselves. In some cases wills are passed to secretaries, or wills stored in barns. Of course the industry has been going through many changes, such as the rise of new qualifications and awards, and solicitors recognise they must be better qualified, as do professional will writers.
Change and regulation will be good for the industry I am sure, but this could drive up prices for consumers as well.