Month: September 2020

Wills & Probate

Over £1.7bn Worth Of Estates Unclaimed in England and Wales

Property Development and Investment company revealed that there is currently an estimated £1.744bn worth of unclaimed property unoccupied across England and Wales. The property developers, StripeHomes have confirmed the up to date figures have shown that there are 7,991 estates currently left unclaimed, with London and South East as the prime hotspots for unclaimed estates. […]Read More

Organisations Technology

Love Legal Seeks New Panel Members

Due to expansion of our legal software solutions, Love Legal is looking for more private client solicitors to join our panel of experts. If you’re a forward-thinking and progressive solicitor or firm who is looking to increase revenue and who is happy to embrace technology, and sees it has a place in our industry, then […]Read More

Charitable Legacies Wills & Probate

Is your probate administration operation maximising estate values?

In October 2019, £1.1 million of unknown assets was discovered for a beneficiary. Professional executors are increasingly being used to handle the probate of estates, but how many of those estates might have hidden assets trapped within them? Are you ensuring that you are following the best practice procedures and searching for assets which belong […]Read More

Wills & Probate

HMCTS Urges Probate Practitioners To Use MyHMCTS Online Service

HM Courts and Tribunals Services (HMCTS) and other professionals are urging firms to sign up and start using ‘MyHMCTS’ for probate applications. A case study ‘Probate online: Collaborating to tackle issues’ has been released by HMCTS which highlights the role of legal professionals have in “….the design and implementation stages of an HMCTS reform project, […]Read More

Firms & People

Supporter In Focus: Anglia Research

In a series of Supporters in Focus pieces, we are thrilled to introduce our supporters of The British Wills & Probate Awards 2020. This year the awards will recognise a sector which has tackled the challenges presented by Covid-19 head on. Alongside headline sponsor Arken.Legal, we look forward to recognising achievement, highlighting progression and championing […]Read More

Firms & People Wills & Probate

National Paralegal Awards 2020 Winners Enjoy A Virtual Celebration

The cream of the crop of the paralegal profession was celebrated at the annual National Paralegal Awards hosted live by the Professional Paralegal Register on last Friday 18th September. Now in its second year, the awards ceremony, is one of the showpiece events in the legal sector calendar, highlighting the important role paralegals play within […]Read More

Organisations Technology

Exizent secures £3.6 million investment to revolutionise the bereavement process

Exizent, a Glasgow-based technology firm, has raised significant funding to transform the way the legal and financial services industry deals with bereavement and make the process far less stressful for family members experiencing loss. In an era of digitised services, with more transparent and open access to information, Exizent is building the first ever platform […]Read More


“Expertise and customer care”… Fraser and Fraser picks up top

For the second year running, international probate research firm Fraser and Fraser has won the prestigious Paralegal Business of the Year award at the National Paralegal Awards. The award, sponsored by international law firm Dentons, rewards the paralegal business that can most clearly demonstrate how it has exceeded client expectations and excelled within its market […]Read More