Solicitors’ leader welcomed SRA’s diverse draft business plan and budget

Solicitors’ leaders today welcomed the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s (SRA) draft 2021-2022 business plan and budget, which will focus on anti-money laundering (AML), diversity, inclusion, technology and innovation. Law Society of England and Wales president I.

The annual Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) Conference virtual door opened this week (Wednesday 23rd June) with a new and exciting format. This year’s event attendees explored a day long, in-depth case study named ‘Nigel

The Ministry of Justice today announced that court and tribunal judgments will be available via the National Archives for the first time. The new site will be unveiled next April when the current Ministry of

Here at Today’s Wills and Probate, we wanted to share with you the good news we’ve had within in the industry of professionals joining firms and those who have moved up the promotional ladder. This

Introducing Estate Search our new Women in Wills sponsor

Women in Wills is delighted to announce EstateSearch, as a new sponsor. I recently spent some time talking to Ben Furlong and Kathryn Spencer to find out why they decided to join forces and sponsor

Customer Bereavement Standard Survey launched

Founders of the Bereavement Standard Campaign have launched a customer survey to find out how firms across the UK have been treating grieving customers during the pandemic. The customer survey was unveiled after a feature

Professional fined after firm lacked in probate experience

A professional who progressed a probate matter at a firm with no skills or experience in the area of law is fined. A compliance officer and manager had to pay £2,000 in fines after the

Movers and Shakers - 11th June

Here at Today’s Wills and Probate, we wanted to share with you the good news we’ve had within in the industry of professionals joining firms and those who have moved up the promotional ladder. This

Industry Champion Category nominations close TODAY!

Time is ticking to enter this year’s British Wills and Probate Awards unique category which is nominated and voted for by the industry. The first ever Today’s Wills and Probate Industry Champion Award category nominations,

Interview with founder of My Digital Legacy

A new online cloud service designed to deliver digital certainty after death has been launched. My Digital Legacy solves the problem of sharing legal and sentimental documents and photos after bereavement. Founder, Stuart Pembery said

Legal profession casts an eye at an uncertain future

The Law Society of England and Wales has today unveiled the first wave of results from its Future Worlds 2050 project to coincide with the 2021 World Technology Law Conference. The project was set up

New UK trade deal provides for cross-border legal services

News the UK can begin the process of joining the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) was today welcomed by the Law Society of England and Wales. Law Society president I. Stephanie Boyce

Today's Wills and Probate launches new industry podcast

Today’s Wills & Probate is excited to announce the launch of a new industry podcast. The Today’s Wills and Probate Podcast will speak to some of the industry’s most influential people and those at the

UK Expats' IHT liabilities maybe affected when UK leave the EU

Inheritance Tax (IHT), succession and Will laws may impact British people living abroad when the UK leave the EU. IHT may be complicated by the ongoing relationship between the EU and the UK but The

Movers and Shakers - 28th May

Here at Today’s Wills and Probate, we wanted to share with you the good news we’ve had within in the industry of professionals joining firms and those who have moved up the promotional ladder. This

Government unveils new pension scam prevention measures

The government have announced new rules to tackle online pension scams. The Department for Work and Pensions and Guy Opperman MP is helping shut the door on social media scammers trying to plunder people’s pensions

Movers and Shakers - 21st May

Here at Today’s Wills and Probate, we wanted to share with you the good news we’ve had within in the industry of professionals joining firms and those who have moved up the promotional ladder. This

Significant Court of Protection application backlog is revealed

A mental capacity expert has recently aired her views on social media about the backlog of applications to Court of Protection, and the huge impact it is having on families and individuals. The effect the

New Branch Chair of STEP Wales is announced

Lorraine Robinson has been appointed the new Branch Chair of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Wales. Lorraine, who is Head of Legal at Farewill and co-chair of The Law Society’s Wills and

HMCTS Update: clients won't need to sign the Statement of Truth

By the end of the 2021 Wills and Probate practitioners will no longer have to require their clients to sign the Statement of Truth when applying for a grant under new probate rules. HM Courts

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