Month: May 2016


New Today’s Wills & Probate Website Launches

Welcome, dear readers, to the new look Today’s Wills & Probate. It’s been a little while in the pipeline, but I’m very pleased with how it looks. It’s going to change how we work a little, being much more image rich compared with our previous site, but we will still be focusing on quality stories […]Read More


Affinity Wills snapped up by Just Wills and Legal Services

Just Wills and Legal Services (JWALS) have bought Essex-based Affinity Wills Group through its vehicle. PHDM Holdings. The acquisition was completed on 18th May. JWALS say they are aiming to become the leading home-visit wills, estate planning and probate service in the UK and have recently also bought up Questor UK Ltd and Cheshire Wills. Affinity […]Read More


Sir James Munby writes to MoJ in support of increased

Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division at the High Court has written to the Ministry of Justice in support of the proposed probate fees reform. The proposed regime includes a potential huge increase in fees, proportionate the the size of the estate the applicant stands to inherit. Writing on behalf of the Judicial Executive […]Read More

Firms & People

Equity Release Council welcomes new member

OneFamily Lifetime Mortgages have joined the Equity Release Council after launching their first equity release product earlier in the month. As well as OneFamily, the Equity Release Council is now made up of Aviva, Bridgewater, Hodge Lifetime, Just Retirement and Partnership (now part of JRP Group), LV=, more 2 life, Retirement Advantage (formerly Stonehaven) and […]Read More

Firms & People

Law firm raises over £3,500 for Will Aid

West Midlands based Talbots Solicitors have managed to raise £3,585 for Will Aid charities after agreeing to participate in the scheme in November last year. The scheme was run for nine Will Aid charities, and involved trusts and estates lawyers from the firm agreeing to prepare Wills for members of the public, free of charge, […]Read More

Firms & People

Jackson Canter buys local rival Lees Solicitors

North-west based firm Jackson Canter has doubled in size after buying up regional rival Lees Solicitors. QualitySolicitors member Jackson Canter currently have two officers in Liverpool City Centre and one in Manchester whilst 127 year old Lees have three on the Wirral peninsula, in Birkenhead, Heswall and West Kirby. Jackson Canter now employ over 280 […]Read More