Month: December 2020

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UK Wills & Probate Consumer Research Report 2020 released

Up to date research into the UK Wills and Probate Consumer Research found clear consumer interest in virtual consultations, digital probate applications and online court proceedings. The IRN’s consumer report entitled ‘Wills & Probate Consumer Research Report 2020‘ is the third edition of this report offering insights into consumer behaviour, perceptions, brand awareness, and opinions […]Read More

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2021 sees implementation of SQE

The Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) will be introduced on 1 September 2021. The purpose of this exam is to enable more people to gain access into the legal profession by replacing traditional routes into law. The Solicitor’s Regulation Authority (SRA) state on their website: “As the SQE gets closer to implementation, we plan to publish […]Read More

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My step-parent has made a new Will after my parent

By Emma-Louise Green, Associate at Meridian Private Client LLP and listed specialist in the Certainty Contentious Probate Hub & Area A scenario that we frequently encounter as contentious probate practitioners is where a step-child finds themselves in a situation where their step-parent has changed their Will following the death of their spouse who was the […]Read More

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Fruitful Probate Service User Group meeting revealed increased usage

A productive Probate Service User Group meeting took place recently where HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) took on board recent practitioners’ insights into the service. HMCTS joined The Law Society, STEP Society, Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE), Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and Royal National Institute of Blind People to hear […]Read More

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Waving goodbye to 2020

It has been a difficult year for many, but a large amount of businesses have been able to quickly adjust to the challenges that the pandemic has thrust upon them. Finders International are among these firms, and have been able to keep the high level of service even with staff working from home and difficulties […]Read More