Month: February 2021


Exizent ranked number 3 in TechRound’s prestigious Fintech50

Exizent has been ranked number three in the top 50 Fintech businesses and start-ups in the UK.  TechRound’s Fintech50 ranks fintech businesses and start-ups in the UK for their innovation and contribution to the UK’s fast-growing start-up scene, highlighting the diversity and success in the sector. Glasgow based Exizent – the first ever platform that connects data, services and […]Read More

Wills & Probate

Confirmation v Probate in Scotland

Amy Wardrop, Senior Solicitor, Friends Legal (part of the By Your Side team) provides expert advice on a wide range of private client matters, including guardianship orders, intervention orders, powers of attorney, preparation of wills, estate planning, trusts and executries. She is a member of Solicitors for Older People Scotland and Solicitors for the Elderly. […]Read More

Firms & People Insight Wills & Probate

Roundtable discusses innovation in probate services

Yesterday professionals across the sector joined together virtually to discuss innovation in probate services and placing the client at the heart of the estate practice. The roundtable was opened and hosted by Today’s Wills and Probate, David Opie, along with sponsors Executor Solutions, a specialist property company and an expert bespoke lender, Ampla Finance. Welcome […]Read More

Wills & Probate

Financial Freedom when you need it most

We are living through unprecedented times: the Covid-19 pandemic has caused UK death rates to surge – the toll now more than 120,000. Excess deaths are the highest ever recorded. The pandemic has highlighted a broad range of challenges, including the importance of planning ahead. Many of those now suffering unexpected losses are also struggling […]Read More

Wills & Probate

HMCTS operational position : weekly summary updates

HMCTS have updated their operational summary for week commencing Monday 22 February 2021. -Updated: Further to the Prime Minister’s announcement of the roadmap to cautiously ease lockdown restrictions (Monday 22 February 2021) – courts and tribunals continue to operate within COVID-secure guidelines. As an essential public service, the work of the courts and tribunals continues […]Read More

Regulation Wills & Probate

Updated Practice Guides: PG9

There has been update published in the following practice guide: Powers of attorney and registered land (PG9) Page summary: Advice on the evidence that HM Land Registry needs when an attorney has executed documents lodged for registration (practice guide 9). Change made: Section 1 has been amended to include reference to practice guide 78 where […]Read More

Wills & Probate

MyHMCTS Update: Applying for Probate

The latest updates from MyHMCTS. From Wednesday 24 February 2021 probate practitioners submitting applications on MyHMCTS will need to confirm that 20 working days have elapsed since they submitted form IHT400 to HMRC. This will align the HMCTS and HMRC processes allowing us to process applications with fewer delays and stops. More information can be […]Read More