Month: May 2021

Firms & People

Judge Spotlight: Trevor Worth MBA TEP F.IPW

In a series of Supporters in Focus pieces, we are thrilled to introduce our Judges of The British Wills and Probate Awards 2021 Alongside headline sponsor Executor Solutions we look forward to recognising achievement, highlighting progression and championing innovation. However, the awards couldn’t take place without the hard task of judging and shortlisting the entries. […]Read More

Regulation

Professional indemnity insurance policies must provide clarity on cyber-related risks

The Law Society has today voiced its support of the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) as it consults on proposed changes to the minimum terms and conditions (MTCs) for professional indemnity insurance (PII) policies so they’re clearer on cyber-related risks. The SRA’s consultation response is in reaction to demands from the insurance industry for PII policies […]Read More

Firms & People Wills & Probate

Movers and Shakers – 28th May

Here at Today’s Wills and Probate, we wanted to share with you the good news we’ve had within in the industry of professionals joining firms and those who have moved up the promotional ladder. This week we’ve seen the following announcements with regards to appointments and promotions…… Simpson Millar continues national expansion with appointment of […]Read More

Charitable Legacies Fraud Legal Cases Wills & Probate

Hospice money fraudulently spent by daughter

Willowbrook Hospice was defrauded of approximately £20,000 from Patricia Eden’s estate, after her daughter Deborah Nilsson spent the money on a new kitchen, bathroom and family holiday. The fraud came to light when Ms Nilsson’s daughter reported her. During the trial at Liverpool Crown Court, Ms Nilsson explained that her mother had changed her mind […]Read More

Wills & Probate

Mental Capacity and COVID19 Vaccine Conundrum

Beverley Beale, Court of Protection Panel Deputy and Associate at Weightmans LLP, discusses a case of a family dispute in which a member of their family who lacked mental capacity, should not have the Covid-19 vaccination. With the continued roll out of the COVID19 vaccine programme and the further lifting of social restrictions, there is […]Read More

Firms & People Insight Wills & Probate

Interview: Property fund provides greater choice for practitioners

Since launching in December 2020 Proffered have quietly been going about their business of helping probate practitioners, executors and beneficiaries navigate the world of probate property sales with a fully funded solution for executors and beneficiaries. Now ready to launch more widely, in an exclusive interview, Managing Director Adam Bonner tells Today’s Wills and Probate […]Read More

Firms & People

Judges Spotlight: Sue Carter

In a series of Supporters in Focus pieces, we are thrilled to introduce our Judges of The British Wills and Probate Awards 2021. Alongside headline sponsor Executor Solutions we look forward to recognising achievement, highlighting progression and championing innovation. However, the awards couldn’t take place without the hard task of judging and shortlisting the entries. […]Read More

Technology

How to Practise Wills & Probate Law From Anywhere

How solicitors work has changed—and it could be for the better for you and your firm. For a lot of wills and probate solicitors, it was previously unthinkable that it was possible to work from home. The past two years have shown that it’s not just possible but very manageable for solicitors and other legal […]Read More

Insight Organisations

London firms fell short during the pandemic

A study of top London organisations – including a number of leading lawyers – has revealed almost half (47%) of firms expect call volumes to increase over the next few months – yet many struggled to manage their switchboard calls or prioritise customer service during the pandemic. The outsourced communications provider – which handles more […]Read More

Firms & People Organisations

Judge Spotlight: Barry Mattock

In a series of Supporters in Focus pieces, we are thrilled to introduce our Judges of The British Wills and Probate Awards 2021 Alongside headline sponsor Executor Solutions we look forward to recognising achievement, highlighting progression and championing innovation. However, the awards couldn’t take place without the hard task of judging and shortlisting the entries. […]Read More

Firms & People Organisations Wills & Probate

Judge Spotlight: Anthony Belcher

In a series of Supporters in Focus pieces, we are thrilled to introduce our Judges of The British Wills and Probate Awards 2021 Alongside headline sponsor Executor Solutions we look forward to recognising achievement, highlighting progression and championing innovation. However, the awards couldn’t take place without the hard task of judging and shortlisting the entries. […]Read More

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