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Title Research’s less well-known services

With the goal of minimising any future risk or liability, Title Research has worked with professional clients to solve complex estate administration cases for over 50 years. They are committed to proving entitlement, locating missing or unknown beneficiaries, and verifying or reconstructing family trees to help accelerate the estate administration process. That is why on […]

Law Commission seeks views on electronic wills and predatory marriage

Law Commission seeks views on electronic wills and the risks posed by predatory marriage. The Law Commission have opened up a consultation to review whether electronic wills should be allowed in light of technological and societal developments, ensuring the law remains fit for purpose. They are also seeking views on whether marriage or a civil […]

Professional Standards Board sharpens “blunt stick”

The Professional Standards Board (PSB), the committee set up to provide oversight and governance for The Society of Will Writers, has strengthened its remit in an effort to beef up consumer protection, consumer confidence and professional standards. In a recent podcast with Today’s Wills and Probate, Nick Ash, Managing Director of W&P Legal Services and […]

19 weeks for grants of probate – Survey

A recent survey has suggested that 70% of practitioners are waiting in excess of 10 weeks for a grant of probate, with more than half saying it was taking longer than 19 weeks. The research was conducted by the Council for Licensed Conveyancers who also provide a regulatory framework for probate practitioners, and will come […]

SRA takes control of the Solicitors Indemnity Fund, says The Law Society

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has taken control of the running of the Solicitors Indemnity Fund (SIF), meaning solicitors’ clients will continue to be able to claim compensation – even if something is found to have gone wrong years after a firm has closed. The SRA Board decided in January to bring SIF under its […]

Petition to improve the Probate Registry launches

A petition has been initiated with the aim of enhancing The Probate Registry Service in response to persistent delays and extended waiting periods. Steve Pett, representing The Probate Department, has launched this petition with the goal of compelling the Government to conduct a thorough review of the probate registry’s operations. The objective is to identify […]

Women in Wills in-person meet up – Bristol

Women in Wills

On Thursday 28th September, Women in Wills came together again, this time in Bristol at the remarkable Harbour Hotel. Raye Bradley, our Events Assistant, has shared an event update. We were delighted to see that we had a handful of new members join us at the event, the group is very keen to welcome and […]

Probate; the “old school” way…

Today's Wills and Probate Podcast

The latest Today’s Wills and Probate podcast welcomes Laurelo on to talk about the current challenges facing probate practitioners. Michael speaks with host David about the origins of the business and his ambitions to support those going through the probate process. Describing their approach as “old school,” Michael ensures all clients are seen face to […]

Training Course: Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning for Support Staff

Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning for Support Staff This training webinar series is brought to you by Today’s Training and HTF Legal Training. Whilst other sectors of law have suffered throughout the current economic climate, the private client sector has continued to grow at a rapid pace. Wills are in high demand, care fees and […]

Estatesearch Celebrating Five Years and a Look to the Future

This year, Estatesearch celebrates five years of serving the industry.  We spoke to Jonathan Upton, Director, about how the company started, milestones and how it has grown along with a look at how the industry has developed and hopes for the future. 1) Tell me about how Estatesearch first started. I’m a chartered accountant and […]

The Sinking of the Lisbon Maru

Anglia Research acts as consultants for the documentary “The Sinking of the Lisbon Maru” We were delighted to have a presence at the exclusive screening of the documentary film “The Sinking of the Lisbon Maru” at the British Film Institute on the South bank in London back in August. Company founder Peter Turvey and our […]

Black History Month: Legal profession celebrates influential Black women lawyers

Solicitors in England and Wales will celebrate Black History Month by embracing the “Saluting our Sisters” theme, which highlights the role Black women have had in shaping history, inspiring change and building communities, says The Law Society. Law Society of England and Wales President Lubna Shuja said that she is  delighted to celebrate Black History […]

Scottish company dedicated to helping consumers manage probate accelerates growth by 130%

An online platform that helps Scottish consumers manage probate and estate administration celebrates significant growth after accelerating its operations by 130% in just 12 months. “My Probate Partner” provides a middle-ground solution to the traditional options of either managing probate independently or hiring a solicitor. The Edinburgh based company “empowers people to keep control of […]

New leadership team unveiled for estate planning solutions

Phillips & Cohen Associates (PCA) is launching The Estate Registry LLC which aims to assist individuals and their families in navigating the estate planning and probate process through its LegacyNOW, NotifyALL, and InheritNOW platforms. The following executive appointments have been announced with immediate effect: Amy Perkins, former Chief Strategy Officer at PCA, will serve as […]