Survey: winning more profitable work and pricing for value

Shaun Jardine of Big Yellow Penguin has teamed up with The Thriving Company to gain insights into how different pricing approaches affect professional services firms’ profitability. Results will be circulated to the participants of the survey in mid-September. Participants will gain access to insights that will help them improve profitability, as well as gain more […]

CTT Group raises £10,000 for Ukraine Crisis Appeal with Midnight Walking Marathon

For those in estate planning and professional advisor communities, it’s unusual to be heading to work for midnight let alone in activewear. Yet that’s precisely what 27 staff members from CTT Group found themselves doing on Friday 24th June. The dedicated team set out from CTT’s offices at Gables House, Leamington Spa for a Midnight […]

CILEX moves to transfer oversight to SRA


CILEX (the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives) is in talks with the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) to explore a proposal to transfer the regulation of its members from its own regulator, CILEX Regulation Ltd (CRL), to the SRA. The aim is to ensure that the regulation of the 20,000 CILEX members continues to be both […]

Legal advisers play crucial role in normalising charitable gifts in Wills

Charitable gifts in Wills are on the rise, with Will writers and solicitors playing a key role in the movement. Now, national consortium Remember A Charity, is encouraging legal advisers to join its free Campaign Supporter Scheme and make clients aware of the option to leave a gift to charity in their Will after taking […]

Estates worth over £1m up by a third since 2013-14


The number of estates worth over £1 million being inherited soared by over a third. This rise occurred in the five-year period between 2013-14 and 2018-19, according to data sourced from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). 2013-14 saw 8,340 such estates, compared with a striking 11,210 in 2018-19. According to law firm Forsters, this rise […]

LPA registration delays improving – but at cost of complaints

LPA registration

LPAs are now taking 73 days to be registered, according to Tom Pursglove MP. While still way above the Office of the Public Guardian’s (OPG) target of 40 days, this is a marked improvement from the striking 81-day wait reported several weeks back. Liberal Democrat MP Helen Morgan asked Mr Pursglove, “what [was] the average […]

Cost of dying decreases for the first time

funeral costs

The cost of the average funeral in the UK has gone down for the first time, according to research by the financial services company SunLife. The company has been researching funeral costs since 2004 and this is the first time in that period that there has been a decrease. The average cost of dying is […]

Consultation launched on purposes of £738m Dormant Asset Fund

Dormant Asset Fund

The Government has launched a public consultation on what social and environmental causes should benefit from more than £700 million of dormant assets funding in England. Currently, dormant assets funding in England is required to be spent on three causes: youth, financial inclusion and social investment. As the national recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic continues, as well […]

The Ombudsman’s corner: 22nd July 2022

When I speak to service providers I often get asked to advise them on what their approach should be if, having received a complaint from a client, they find that things had gone wrong and they have to uphold the complaint. How should they then put things right? At the Legal Ombudsman our approach, when […]