PLG – Our Story

Probate. Most of us at some point in our life will face losing a loved one. In turn, many of us that experience this loss will end up taking responsibility as the executor to the estate. The death of a family member or friend is listed as the most stressful event a person will experience, […]

Government urged to subsidize weddings for low-income couples to combat loneliness

A recent report by the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) has proposed a novel approach to tackling loneliness among poorer couples in Britain: state-funded weddings, as reported by The Times. Citing the stabilising effect of marriage on relationships and the financial barrier posed by wedding costs, the report recommends that the government provide up to […]

Much anticipated new host announced for British Wills and Probate Awards

The British Wills and Probate Awards, sponsored for the second year by CTT Group, will return to Manchester as plans for the seventh edition of the prestigious event ramp up. Discounted early bird entry, priced at £129 +VAT, will close on 24th May after which the rate will go up to £169 +VAT. Firms need […]

Regional roadshows to showcase Lawtech innovation

A series of regional roadshows are coming later this month to showcase new technology in legal services. Starting in Swansea on 20th May, the events will move around country to Southampton, Oxford, Cambridge, Nottingham, Sheffield, Leeds; finishing in Newcastle on Thursday 23rd May.  The series has been launched by LawtechUK, which is delivered by legaltech […]

Mental Health Awareness Week 2024 Special

Today's Wills and Probate Podcast

In this specially recorded podcast, the Today’s Wills and Probate podcast joins forces with its sister podcasts from the Today’s Conveyancer and Today’s Family Lawyer online news publications to discuss the topic of mental health and wellbeing ahead of Mental Health Awareness Week, from 13th May 2024. Podcast host David Opie welcomes Managing Director of […]

Genetic trait identified as predictor of Alzheimer’s

In a significant stride towards understanding and potentially treating Alzheimer’s disease, researchers have pinpointed a genetic trait that markedly increases the likelihood of developing the condition. The discovery, hailed as a milestone in the field, holds promise for more targeted treatments and early detection methods. A study conducted by researchers in Barcelona and published in […]

Exizent Announces Sponsorship of Women in Wills Initiative

Women in Wills

Exizent has announced its sponsorship of Today’s Media ‘Women in Wills’. Now in it’s fifth year, Women in Wills is a membership group for women working throughout the wills and probate industry focused on collaboration, insight and support. It organises online and in-person networking events, where participants discuss a broad range of topics, from the […]

Dying Matters Week: Many unsure of the definitions of funeral-related words

To coincide with the theme of language for this year’s Dying Matters Week, Funeral Choice has researched the UK’s understanding of funeral terminology. The funeral experts have identified distinct confusion around the most common funeral terms, which it says could make it more difficult for people to understand their options for those experiencing loss and […]

Dying Matters Week – Let’s talk about death and Wills

It is fair to say that we as a society are not comfortable discussing death. It is daunting – you have to think about Wills, funerals, organ donations, Lasting Powers of Attorney, and care planning. You cannot escape death, but you can ensure your plans are in place. Unnerving as it is, the alternative to […]