Month: November 2021

Partner News Wills & Probate

Free Webinars hosted by Estatesearch

Join us this December as we host two free webinars, from expert speakers offering informative and knowledgeable discussion in two distinct area.  Tuesday 7th December 11am – Join Estatesearch’s own Emma Baddaley as she discusses the billions of pounds in unclaimed assets in the UK. Identifying estate assets and liabilities is a growing issue in […]Read More

Partner News Wills & Probate

Silverstone Auctions adds digital auction channel

Silverstone Auctions, the UK’s leading specialist classic and sports car auction house, has integrated its Automotive Auctions business in-house and rebranded it as Silverstone Digital Auctions. Launching on 1st December 2021 and quickly following on the phenomenal success of the recent Silverstone Auctions NEC Classic Car Show physical auction, the new platform retains all of […]Read More

Latest News Wills & Probate

New cyber laws to protect smart devices from hackers

New government legislation has been introduced to protect people’s smart devices from being hacked. The Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill will give ministers new powers to bring in tougher security standards for device makers, including: Banning of easy-to-guess default passwords preloaded on devices. All products now need unique passwords that cannot be reset to […]Read More

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SRA has no plans to reform indemnity insurance market

Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) leaders have commented they have no plans to reform the indemnity insurance market. Delegates at the SRA’s recent compliance conference raised the issue of increasing premiums, saying that price hikes will inevitably affect the survival of many firms. But despite concerns the SRA has signalled it is unwilling to step in. […]Read More

Wills & Probate

More blended families seeking succession planning advice

New STEP research shows dramatic increases in modern, complex families seeking wealth and succession planning advice. Nearly two thirds (63%) of wealth and succession planning advisors say that complex, cross-border, mixed-ethnicity and cohabiting families now make up a meaningful proportion, or in some cases the majority, of the families they advise. The finding is part […]Read More

Wills & Probate

Everything you need to know about Trusts and Taxation! Foundation

This course looks in detail at different types of Trusts and the most appropriate Trust tailored to your client’s needs, securing their financial future and protecting the interests of beneficiaries. Following the introduction of the Residence Nil Rate Band, this course also talks you through everything you need to know about how these changes affect your clients planning, and how our unique […]Read More

Wills & Probate

37% of Brits think differently about wills since the pandemic

Newly published research from Legal & General uncovers the UK’s changing attitude towards will writing. The report, which surveyed 2006 respondents in October, reveals that the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted people’s attitudes towards, and reasons for, writing a will. Back in March 2020, the search term “will writing” peaked at 11,000 searches per month, […]Read More


Collaborative thinking – with WillSuite

WillSuite are huge advocates for collaborative thinking, forming the right partnerships and for education. Group Head of Growth – Tom Stansfield helped to launch the College of Will Writing during his tenure with The Society of Will Writers and strongly believes in self-development and knowledge being the key to success for any professional. Over the […]Read More

Wills & Probate

Estatesearch strengthens management team with three new hires

Estatesearch, specialists in simplifying and accelerating due diligence in estate administration, has appointed three new members to its management team. Emma Baddaley has come on board as Strategic Relationship Director, Ollie Wright joins as Relationship Manager – Financial Institutions, while Mandy Hawkins has been appointed Operations Manager. As Strategic Relationship Director, Emma will use her […]Read More

Wills & Probate

Free webinar: Frequently asked questions about probate and estate administration

On Wednesday 1st December at 1pm, Kings Court Trust’s Technical Manager, Nigel Merchant, will host their new and improved Q&A webinar. Nigel will provide you with the knowledge to assist conversations with your clients about probate and estate administration. More specifically, covering: How long does estate administration take? What Inheritance Tax forms do I need […]Read More


Consultation could pave the way for APP fraud refunds

A consultation from the Payment Systems Regulator could see legislation introduced forcing banks to refund those affected by authorised push payment (APP) fraud. APP fraud is typically perpetrated by criminals impersonating trusted individuals and organisations in order to trick people into authorising a payment to an account controlled by a criminal. The criminals will send […]Read More