Month: March 2019

Wills & Probate

IPW Annual Conference An Overwhelming Success

The Institute of Professional Willwriters (IPW) and Institute of Scottish Professional Willwriters (ISPW) were extremely humbled last week by the success of the Willwriting Academy National Annual Conference and IPW/ISPW AGM. Delegates in attendance were unanimous in their appreciation of the packed schedule of informative presentations on offer across the two days. All attendees left […]Read More

Regulation Wills & Probate

Proposed Probate Fee Reforms Fall Short

Most solicitors who deal in wills and probate matters remember Chris Grayling’s time as the first non-lawyer lord chancellor for his decision in May 2013 to reject the Legal Services Board’s recommendation to make will-writing a reserved legal activity under the Legal Services Act 2007. However, few wills and probate solicitors will realise that he […]Read More

Wills & Probate

When Will The Probate Fees Changes Come Into Force?

The government has remained steadfast and resilient in their ambitions to push through the ‘stealth tax’ and probate fees changes. However, since the announcement was made on Bonfire Night [November 5] and the smoke from the consequential fireworks of discontent has started to filter out, we have been left approaching the deadline without any indication […]Read More

Wills & Probate

MoJ Fail To Protect Precious Data From Cyber Criminals

The Ministry of Justice, the umbrella ministerial department that oversees the work completed by The Office of the Public Guardian, HM Courts and Tribunals Service, The Legal Ombudsman and The Law Commission has continually failed to prevent data breaches from taking place, leaving millions of vulnerable people exposed. In 2018, the governmental ministry that holds […]Read More

Firms & People Wills & Probate

Solve Legal Marketing Supports Solicitors For The Elderly’s 20th Conference

Specialist marketing agency for the legal sector and owners of Today’s Wills and Probate publication, Solve Legal Marketing are delighted to be sponsoring the drinks reception at Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) National Conference on 20th June 2019 in London. This year, SFE reaches a major milestone as they celebrate their 20th National Conference in […]Read More

Wills & Probate

Lords Push For Cohabiting Couples Increased Rights

The House of Lords are calling for increased rights for cohabiting adults, especially cohabiting siblings as the Cohabitation Rights Bill swept through the House of Lords for a second reading. The Cohabitation Rights Bill was originally drawn up in 2007 with certain amends being suggested in 2011. Its primary aim was to provide protections for […]Read More