Free webinar: using Clio to manage legal aid matters and billing

Efficiency and accuracy when managing claims with the Legal Aid Agency in England and Wales has never been more important. With increased paperwork, expansive documentation, and more administrative overhead—the burden is high. Clio’s legal aid solution for law firms can give you hours—even days—back in your month. Join Clio’s Patrick Keeney for a free webinar […]

Revocation error almost leads to disinheritance

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Blanchards, probate research specialists, share a case study about a matter they acted for in which an incorrectly revoked Will nearly left a daughter disinherited. The matter related to the case of Sarah Poole, an intestate who passed away in North London. She left a substantial estate which, by the laws of intestacy, was to […]

The National Will Register – Expert Webinar: Court of Protection Applications – Statutory Wills

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We’re delighted to invite you to our next Expert Webinar as Alexa Payet of Bolt Burdon joins us on June 30th May to present “Court of Protection Applications – Statutory Wills”. Thursday 30th June 2022, 12.30pm Presented by Alexa Payet, Partner, Bolt Burdon Registration link: https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/3832618/162E95EBB13437498866EFA4F2CE15E2?partnerref=PartnerPress Alexa will explain the Court of Protection’s jurisdiction to […]

LSB announces no statutory review of unregulated sector

LSB: no statutory review of unregulated sector

Following calls for increased regulation of the wider legal services industry, the Legal Services Board (LSB) has announced it will not pursue a full statutory review of the sector at this time. In a draft report published this week outlining the LSB’s in-depth examination of the unregulated sector, the LSB cited that its findings do […]

Highest number of charities named in wills in over a decade

Highest number of charities named in wills in over a decade

New Smee & Ford data shows highest number of charities named in wills in over a decade. Smee & Ford’s annual Legacy Trends Report reveals that 10,670 unique charitable organisations were named in wills in 2021, the highest number on record. As the graph below shows, usually between 9,500-10,000 charities are mentioned in wills each […]

Equity release expected to reach £5.6bn this year

Equity release expected to reach £5.6bn this year

Market analysis by mortgage broker, Henry Dannell, has revealed that UK homeowners have already released equity to the tune of £1.4bn so far in 2022, with this figure estimated to hit almost £5.6bn by the end of the year.  The figures show that during the first three months of this year, over 12,500 homeowners opted […]

STEP calls on service providers to offer “legacy tools”

The professional membership body STEP is today calling on the public to plan what will happen to their “digital memories” – the precious photos, videos and the contents of social and email accounts that could otherwise be lost to the cloud after they have gone. According to YouGov polling online of over 2,000 UK adults: […]

What to expect when the SRA come knocking

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Speaking at the recent Legal Eye Annual Risk & Compliance Conference in Birmingham, Sean Hankin, Head of Forensic Investigation and Intelligence at the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), laid bare the powers and practices of the regulator when it comes to inspecting firms. Types of visit AML proactive Hankin ran through the types of visit that […]

Remember A Charity appoints Lucinda Frostick as new director  

Remember A Charity has announced the appointment of Lucinda Frostick as its new director, to lead the 200-strong charity consortium in its aim to grow the legacy market and normalise gifts in Wills.   Since its inception Remember A Charity has lobbied government and the legal sector, and communicated with the Will-writing public through a mix of consumer advertising, marketing, public affairs and […]