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Wills & Probate

Report highlights looming UK incapacity crisis

A recent report warns that the UK is facing an incapacity crisis; with the nation unprepared for end of life. According to Solicitors for the Elderly and leading think-tank Centre for Future Studies, millions of Britons are leaving vital decisions about their care in the hands of strangers. The study highlights that a growing number […]Read More

Wills & Probate

The importance of family tree verification in intestacy cases

Genealogical research and asset repatriation business, Title Research, has highlighted the importance of family tree verification in its latest case study. The report looks at how changing family dynamics can easily lead to misdistribution without proper investigation. In this case, Title Research was instructed to verify the deceased’s paternal family in an intestacy case. The […]Read More

Fraud Regulation

The SRA Risk Outlook 2018/19

Today the SRA have released their Risk Outlook 2018/19. They have included two new priority risks this year: 1. Managing claims ‘We are increasingly concerned about the practises of some firms that offer personal injury work, including holiday sickness claims. Similarly, some firms bringing payment protection insurance claims may not always be meeting the high standards […]Read More

Pensions

Over-40s are underestimating State Pension amount

Seven in ten over-40s are underestimating the full State Pension amount by around £1,460 a year. That’s according to research from specialist UK financial services group Just Group. Sharing its latest findings, Just Group claims that around 25% of over-40s believe that the 2017/18 UK State Pension is around £6,000-£6,288. However, in reality, it is […]Read More

Organisations

Could CCTV in care homes become compulsory?

Conservative MP Dominic Grieve is advocating a new law which would make CCTV cameras compulsory in care homes. The MP for Beaconsfield will apply for a debate and wants this to be one of the first issues considered by MPs when they return to Parliament in September. After hearing from campaign group Care Campaign for […]Read More

Firms & People

The Office for Legal Complaints (OLC)

The Office for Legal Complaints (OLC), which oversees the Legal Ombudsman (LeO), has today presented its Annual Report and Accounts 2017-18 to Parliament. LeO accepted  7,527 legal complaints in the 2017-18 financial year. This rose from 7,223 in the previous year with residential conveyancing, personal injury, family law, wills and probate and litigation the most […]Read More

Wills & Probate Market

Headline Sponsor Revealed

We are thrilled to announce that Arken.legal, a leader in software solutions for the legal services  industry, are the headline sponsors of the first ever British Wills and Probate Awards 2018. This glittering event, hosted by journalist Jennie Bond, is solely dedicated to honouring excellence and success of those professionals working in the Wills and […]Read More

Wills & Probate Market

Judge’s Spotlight – Ian Floyed

Non-executive director at both MyHomeMove and Profile Pensions, Ian Floyed, is on the judging panel for the upcoming British Wills and Probate Awards.   In this round of quickfire questions, he tells us where his interest in business development stemmed from, as well as why it’s so important to recognise achievement in the Wills and Probate sector.   Please […]Read More

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