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2023 Industry Champion shortlist revealed as voting opens

The shortlist for the 2023 Today’s Wills and Probate Industry Champion, sponsored by Arken, can be exclusively announced this morning.

The category is nominated for and voted for in it’s entirety by the wills and probate community with the winner revealed at The British Wills and Probate Awards, sponsored by CTT Group, on 11th October 2023.

Throughout the Summer nominations have been gathered for individuals who have made a significant contribution to the wills and probate sector over the last 12 months. People who have not just been successful in their roles, but personalities who have shaped the industry in 2023 and beyond.

Today’s Wills and Probate has long championed the diversity of this fabulous legal community and the shortlist again celebrates the breadth of talent across this vibrant sector. The 2023 Champion will follow in the illustrious footsteps of 2021 and 2022 Champions Michael Culver and Trevor Worth respectively.

The nominees have all been reviewed to reveal the final shortlist for the Today’s Wills and Probate Industry Champion 2023. The shortlist will go to a public vote which is NOW OPEN and closes at midnight on Friday 15th October.

The Shortlist for The Today’s Wills and Probate Industry Champion 2023, Sponsored by Arken

Gill Steel | Legal Trainer | LawSkills

“Simply put, Gill is a legend in the Private Client world. A constant in the lives of so many practitioners, helping them to navigate the day-to-day challenges of working within Wills and Probate. An inspiration to many, we must celebrate the dedication and outstanding work this individual has brought to the sector.”

Helen Claydon| Head of Legal| Fidelis Legal Services

“It is Helen’s mission statement that we as a profession have an obligation to the consumer to ensure that no one in society is prevented from having access to justice. Helen works tirelessly to promote legal services within socio demographic groups that feel alienated and not able to get access to legal advice.”

Holly Chantler | Head of Department | Morr & Co

“Holly is a genuine leader in the world of Court of Protection law; her enthusiasm, intelligence and commitment to this complex and often sensitive area of law that makes her stand out from her peers. An accomplished contributor to academic works, Holly is also National Director and Regional Chair (Surrey) for Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE); Founding co-Director of The Professional Deputies Forum (PDF); and part of the Court of Protection Rules Committee at The Law Society.”

Commenting on the shortlist Arken CEO Dave Newick says

“Reading the nominations for the Industry Champion Award is always so inspiring, and choosing the finalists is always so difficult – with so many worthy winners put forward. Congratulations to everyone nominated, its well deserved. The three finalists chosen are great personalities and have enriched our industry and helped uplift those around them. We extend our wholehearted congratulations to them; your contributions will not go unnoticed. Well done“

Cast your vote to for the Today’s Wills and Probate Industry Champion, sponsored by Arken.

Tickets for the British Wills and Probate Awards 2023 are still available until Wednesday 25th September 2023 at a rate of £230 +VAT per person. Tables are also available and the evening schedule allows for extensive networking opportunities thanks to our Networking Sponsor Exizent.

Following the success of the 2022 event at The Grand Hotel in Birmingham, the awards have moved to a larger venue at Kimpton Clocktower Hotel in Manchester which significantly expands the capacity and ticket availability.

The full shortlist for the British Wills and Probate Awards is available at Book your tickets today for “The Oscars of the Probate World” and join us to recognise and celebrate the fantastic individuals and organisations who contribute to the life, times, and success of the wills and probate sector.

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