What's in it for the solicitors? How about simple altruism? It's a quick, simple way for solicitors to raise money for a group of very worthy charities, using their professional skills. The ones we've used didn't even suggest that they could be executors.
The process is simple, either nominate a person(s) of your choice and or solicitors. We did it last week, well worth money, he pointed out some things we never considered, inheritance tax, updates on will, what happens if unfortunately all pass away, future children, trusts etc. You can try Google search wills for free, 10 pounds etc but face to face is worth it. Best thing is you can donate what ever you want, even a penny!
Anyone you trust who is competent. Remember to ask them before listing them as executor though! I chose my father as first choice and then my godfather as a back up, in case Dad and I are in a car crash together. I think having a back up executor is a good idea. It can be someone listed as a beneficiary. Talk to the solicitor about it if you're worried, but you can always list someone and if they aren't able to do the more complicated aspects to it when the time comes they can always get a company or solicitor to help them at that point.
I used this service and at no point did they suggest about using their services for executor. I have two executors listed, first choice is my father and second choice is my godfather as both are accountants and have done it before.
That wasn't for a will drawn up individually by a solicitor. With this scheme you go to the solicitor in person and they write it up as per your desires and then you go back once it's done and get it signed and witnessed. One of these professionally drawn up wills should be watertight!