Anglia Research wins national probate research award… again!

For the second consecutive year, Ipswich-based probate research firm Anglia Research were revealed as winners at the National Paralegal Awards (NPA’s) held last week at the Grand Hotel in Birmingham. Replicating last year’s success, the team walked away with the much sought-after award for the Probate Research Organisation of the Year, beating off strong competition. […]

Podcast discusses recovering legal fees from an estate

The latest episode of the Topical Talks with Title Research podcast welcomes back Sarah Bolt, Managing Associate in the Private Client Resolution Team at Freeths LLP, and Natasha Dzameh, a St John’s Chambers Barrister. Sarah and Natasha join Title Research to explore the costs of challenging an Executor or Trustee when recovering legal fees from […]

Equity release: Consumers receiving inaccurate online information, study reveals

A new study has revealed consumers are receiving inaccurate online information regarding equity release (ER), with over 80% of online calculators providing misleading data. It was noted that financial data within the equity release market has been somewhat behind in comparison to the sourcing tools available in the traditional mortgage market, more products and online […]

Intestacy – who inherits if someone dies without making a will?

The Government has introduced an increase to the statutory legacy on Intestacy. From the 26th July 2023, where a person dies without a will leaving a spouse and children, the spouse will receive a statutory gift of £322,000 (an increase from £270,000) plus personal possessions and half of the remainder. The children will receive the other […]

Outstanding Achievement award for Professional Paralegal Register founder

The founder of the Professional Paralegal Register (PPR) was formally recognised for the outstanding work she has done to develop the role of paralegals across the legal community at a special awards ceremony last night.  PPR founder Rita Leat was presented with the prestigious awards a the fifth annual National Paralegal Awards, hosted at The […]

Using social media to generate will writing leads

Today's Wills and Probate Podcast

Following a Summer break the Today’s Wills and Probate podcast returns to discuss the challenge of generating new and consistent leads sources for will writing and legal business. A perennial challenge, host David Opie is joined by social media lead generation specialist Matt Jones, founder of Shed Social a digital lead generation agency to discuss […]

Death notification service launched for utilities

A death notification service enabling families and practitioners to notify utilities providers when a customer passes away has been launched.  Deceased account management service Phillips & Cohen Associates (PCA) has partnered with E.ON Next to build the NotifyNOW platform which sits on the utility provider’s website and can be accessed through an embedded link. The […]

Irwin Mitchell combines with Scottish law firm

Irwin Mitchell has announced it will combine with Scotland-based law firm Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie in an effort to strengthen its presence north of the border. The two firms working in collaboration will provide a “full suite of legal and financial services” from more than 20 locations across England, Scotland, and Wales. Irwin Mitchell’s current […]