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Overcoming the challenges associated with economic instability looks set to trouble individuals and businesses alike in 2023. Increased wage demands look certain to add to the rising cost of doing business, both fuelled by rising inflation. The impact of this situation means the Bank of England at their next Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting on […]

LPA uptake continues to surge in face of worsening delays

New research has revealed that the number of applications to register a power of attorney (POA) in England and Wales has continued to soar in spite of worsening delays at the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG). Data revealed in IRN Legal Research’s UK Wills, Probate & Trusts Market 2022: Market Trends Report shows the […]

Digital asset reforms will bring “clarity” to practitioners, says industry body

CILEX claims digital asset law reforms

Law reforms designed to accommodate the growing importance of digital assets in society will provide much-needed clarity to a complex area of law which is currently a “legal minefield” and not widely understood, according to CILEX (the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives). The Law Commission’s consultation paper on digital assets recommends law reforms that recognise […]

Legacy income predicted to reach £5bn in 2030

According to a new report, charitable bequests are set to remain a “resilient source of income” in spite of any recessionary squeeze on people’s budgets. According to Legacy Foresight data included in the UK Wills, Probate & Trusts Market 2022: Market Trends Report released by IRN Legal Research, legacy income is forecast to reach a […]

Government to ponder assisted dying legislation in the new year

assisted dying legislation

MPs are considering changing the law around assisted dying next year and have tasked a committee to conduct an review on the matter. The health and social care committee will invite medical professionals, members of the public and campaign groups before submitting their findings to the government who will then make a decision of what, […]

Second iteration of IDRN makes debut

Following the debut of their referral and support network back in February, IDR Law have relaunched the IDR Network (IDRN) after an extensive research project that explored how their members were using and engaging with the content. The completely free resource is now an intuitive space providing everything you need as a legal practitioner if […]

Portcullis Legals secures stand sponsorship with League One football club

Portcullis Legals stand partnership

Portcullis Legals have announced a new partnership with League One football club, Plymouth Argyle. The partnership will see the Plymouth based firm sponsor one of the club’s stands. Portcullis Legals, pioneers of the four-day working week and a “huge success story” in Britain’s Ocean City, has acquired the naming rights for the Lyndhurst Road Stand […]

Improving service delivery in private client

Today's Wills and Probate Podcast

In this latest Today’s Wills and Probate podcast host David Opie is joined by CEO Dave Newick.  A “technologist” in an industry where technology adoption has traditionally been slow, Dave shares his thoughts on whether the private client  is ready for a technology revolution, or whether it will be more of an evolution. Add […]

The 5 marketing trends you need to know for 2023

5 marketing trends

Marketing is always changing. Every year, new trends emerge and old ones die off. If you want your business to be successful in 2023, you need to be aware of the latest marketing trends. In this blog post, we will discuss the five marketing trends that will likely dominate in 2023. Short-form video content It […]

What is a Deputy and are they entitled to see a person’s will?

What is a Deputy

What is a Deputy? When a person is deemed to have lost mental capacity, they are usually unable to make certain important decisions for themselves. These decisions may relate to the sale of a property, executing a new will or managing their day-to-day affairs such as payment of their bills. As such, they will need […]