1 week until early bird deadline – #BWAPAwards2024

Early bird entry for the upcoming British Wills and Probate Awards, sponsored by CTT Group, is coming up 1 week from today on 24th May 2024. The cost of entering the awards is £129 +VAT (£169 +VAT from 25th May 2024) which provides the opportunity to enter up to 3x categories. You don’t need to have written your entry to benefit; simply complete the entry form to receive the early bird rate. A special single category entry is also available this year priced at £89 +VAT and the deadline for final submissions is Friday 12th July 2024. 

The British Wills and Probate Awards are now in their seventh year, having been hosted since 2018. In that time nearly 1000 submissions have been put forward for consideration, with 120 firms and individuals recognised for their commitment to excellence and high performance. In 2024 organisers Today’s Media have undertaken a wholesale review of the categories and criteria to ensure that the awards remain as relevant now, as they were when they launched.

Click here to review the categories and criteria for the British Wills and Probate Awards 2024 

Alongside returning favourites, including “Best Place to Work,” “Court of Protection Team of the Year,” and “One to Watch Practitioner of the Year” the 2024 ceremony introduces two new contentious and non-contentious Practitioner of the Year categories, a specialist “Tax and Trust Team of the Year” and has revamped the Will Writing and Solicitor Firm of the Year categories.

2024 also sees the launch of a hugely important new category; “Wills and Probate Excellence,” sponsored by Arken.legal. The award, which will replace the “Today’s Wills and Probate Industry Champion”, embodies everything that Today’s Wills and Probate stands for as a news publication and everything The British Wills and Probate Awards was introduced to recognise; independence, integrity and a recognition of the incredible diversity of the profession. a category into which all the estate planning and solicitor categories will be entered, with the winner identified as being the cream of the crop.

Following the announcement in 2023 that longstanding host, broadcaster Jennie Bond, would step down, last week it was announced magician and funny man Ben Hanlin will host the 2024 awards. Hanlin has appeared on television globally and was a contestant on ITV’s Dancing on Ice where he reached the semi finals.

The British Wills and Probate Awards will be hosted at Kimpton Clocktower Hotel in Manchester on 10th October 2024. Click here to enter today.

Key Dates for the diary

  • Early Bird Entry Deadline: Friday 24th May 2024
  • Entry Deadline: Friday 5th July 2024.
  • Final submissions Deadline: Friday 12th July 2024


Not sure whether awards are for you? Here are three reasons to consider entering

  • We know the awards isn’t just about one night; whether you’re shortlisted or win, we provide you with the tools and assets to make the most of your success and showcase your firm and credibility in your locality.
  • Awards success can not only improve your profile with prospective clients, but it can also help to recruit new talent to “award-winning firms.”
  • Entering awards and pitting yourself against your peers are part of a wider culture of excellence, innovation and success in an organisation… how do you stack up against your competition?


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