Month: March 2020

Wills & Probate Market

It’s Time To Fall Back In Love With The Phone

Bernadette Bennett, Commercial Manager – Legal at Moneypenny, explains why it’s a good call for organisations to focus on answering the phone – and doing it well – during unprecedented times. Over recent years, we’ve seen huge investment in digitalisation. The options for communicating with legal professionals have diversified to include platforms such as Instagram, […]Read More

Wills & Probate Market

Probate Delays Impact Annual Issued Grants

The issues with disseminating grants of probate last year created an 11 per cent reduction in grants of representation being issued when compared with 2018. In total, 236,000 grants of representation were issued in 2019, according to the Office for National Statistics’ (ONS) ‘Family Court Statistics Quarterly, England and Wales, October to December 2019 including […]Read More

Legal Cases

Son Loses Estate Battle To Mother

A son has lost a court battle with his mother over a £6m estate he claimed he was promised would be “all his one day”. Peter Horsford, 54, was challenged by his mother, 88 year-old Marion Horsford, over the 540-acre estate in Hungtingdon, Cambridgeshire. Peter claimed during the court proceedings that he had been “groomed” […]Read More

Wills & Probate Market

OPG Release Covid-19 Advice

The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) has issued advice to the sector, as it continues to adapt to the ever-changing conditions as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. The OPG has stated that it will continue to deliver services and support those who are planning for the future. But rest assured they are taking […]Read More

Firms & People

Krystal Garnett Joins Cartmell Shepherd

Private client solicitor Krystal Garnett has landed her ideal role at Cumbria based Cartmell Shepherd Solicitors. Speaking of her appointment, Krystal said: “I am so excited to get started. Cartmell Shepherd has such a good reputation, they are held in such high regard, I know they are one of the best firms to work for. […]Read More

Insight

Funding Boost To Free 15,000 NHS Beds

£2.9 billion has been made available from the government to help strengthen care for vulnerable people, enabling them to be discharged from hospital and freeing up NHS resources. The funding, which was pledged by the Chancellor in his Spring budget forms part of the £5 billion COVID-19 fund, as the UK continues to get a […]Read More

Wills & Probate

Son Successful In Farm Dispute Case

The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal from David and Josephine Guest, following a High Court judgment in favour of their son Andrew. Andrew brought a case against his parents, who he claims back tracked on promises they had made. One of these promises is said to have included the fact Andrew would inherit […]Read More

Wills & Probate Market

Preparing For Safe Remote Working

Is your law firm prepared for remote working? Bars, restaurants, clubs, gyms and social spaces have been asked to close by the government with all employees advised to work from home wherever possible. With over 7,400 law firms in the UK holding client money and all legal professionals and their workplaces storing extremely sensitive personal […]Read More

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