The proposed motion by RWY lawyers was passed unanimously at the recent Malaysian Bar AGM.
The logic of the Motion is this:-
Lawyers in Malaysia are covered by the Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII). If we are negligent, you can sue us, and if you win; the Insurance will pay you.
On the other hand, non-lawyer Will-writers are not covered by PII.
Apparently the Malaysian Bar is aware of complaints by Lawyers that they have received poorly drafted Wills to file Probate or Letters of Administration. Most of the time the beneficiary of the Will, is not even aware that the Will is poorly drafted. And the nature of the Will is such, that we will only know the Will is bad; after the creator is dead; as only when the creator dies, will the Will come into effect and come into attention.
Most people; after executing a Will; thinks that they are safe, and will not check the Will. So it is too late, by the time we find out that the Will is bad.
Of cos, RWY is not at all suggesting that lawyers will always get the Will right. In fact lawyers have made mistakes too. But the probability of a Lawyer making mistakes are far lesser than a non-legal Will writer due to the nature of the legal work.
In addition, (as stated above) we have PII. That way, if the Will is defective, can that defect is caused by a Lawyer, then the beneficiary can sue the Lawyer and get damages via the PII.
So in the unfortunate event that the Will is wrongly drafted by a Lawyer; and that Lawyer is successfully sued for negligence; the beneficiary of the Will may be able to gain some compensation from the PII Insurance.
The Motion reads:-