Two and a half weeks on from the highly successful British Wills and Probate Awards, sponsored by Executor Solutions there is still a warm afterglow around the event.
Social media is awash with certificates and trophies sitting pride of place and the gallery is now available on The British Wills and Probate Awards website.
Today’s Wills and Probate reached out to those who attended and sponsors of the awards to gather thoughts and feedback on their participation and success at this year’s awards.
Will writing provider of the year National winner Farewill said
“It was brilliant to be back together in person to see how the industry has responded to the challenges of the past few years. Technology & customer-centricity are truly taking the centre stage as our sector begins to modernise – it’s fantastic to watch. We’re incredibly grateful for the platform the British Wills & Probate awards gives us to celebrate how important that work is.”
Solicitor Firm of the Year – North winners Brabners LLP described their success as “cementing their position” as a leading provider of Wills and Probate services.
“The British Wills & Probate Awards celebrate the very best in our wills and probate industry so Brabners LLP is delighted to have been recognised as Solicitor Firm of the Year for the North.”
“Winning the award for Solicitor Firm of the Year for the North is an outstanding achievement and cements our position as the premier Private Client team in the region.”
In the Best Use of Technology category, Highly Commended firm Brachers LLP were delighted to be recognised for their “Project 2020” and paid tribute to winners Estatesearch
“We were absolutely thrilled to be highly commended in the ‘Best Use of Technology’ category at the prestigious British Wills and Probate Awards 2021.”
“Our team has worked incredibly hard to deliver our IT transformation project, ‘Project 2020’, and it is wonderful to see their hard work recognised.
“Congratulations to our category winner Estatesearch, as well as all the other worthy award winners, and a big thank you to Today’s Wills and Probate for delivering an excellent hybrid event.”
While Estatesearch felt their success underscored their “commitment to supporting innovation in the private client sector”
“Estatesearch were delighted to be awarded ‘Best Use of Technology’ for the second consecutive year. An award which underlines and highlights our commitment to supporting innovation in the private client sector, providing legal professionals with technology led-solutions that help them deliver outstanding customer service and meet the emerging challenges and growing complexity of present-day estate administration.”
Commenting on their success in the Court of Protection Team of the Year category, both Freeths (Highly Commended) and Shoosmiths (Winners) were delighted by the recognition the awards provides.
“On behalf of the Freeths Court of Protection team we’d like to say a massive thank you to the British Wills and Probate Awards team for such a fantastic event last week! It was so wonderful to get dressed up again and enjoy the event in person, and to celebrate everyone’s successes. We all felt there was a real buzz in the air!”
“We’re absolutely delighted to have been highly commended for the Court of Protection team of the year award 2021; we think we have a fantastic team and great clients so it’s lovely that this has been recognised externally. Thank you!”
“We are thrilled to win both Court of Protection Team of the Year and Contentious Wills and Probate Team of the Year. The judges commented on our Court of Protection team’s passion for their work, their expertise and their client service – a fantastic recognition of the great efforts they make on behalf of the vulnerable people they serve”
The inaugural winner of the Today’s Wills and Probate Industry Champion awards (sponsored by Arken.legal) Michael Culver said:
“I want to express a huge thank you to the staff, directors, regional directors and members of the SFE family. I am so thankful to be chairman of this organisation and to have the opportunity to work for change in our industry. I promise I won’t let up and hopefully I’ll be back here In person in a brightly coloured tuxedo next year!”
Barry Mattock, MD at Headline Sponsor Executor Solutions passed on his congratulations to all those who were Highly Commended, and Winners.
“After a year like no another, it was great to be back in the room at a BWAP awards. Great to see faces both familiar and new, we can’t wait for next year!
“It was a privilege to be stood on stage representing Executor Solutions at such a prestigious event in the industries calendar, thank you to everyone involved for making it such a special evening.”
Nick Cousins from Champagne Reception sponsor Exizent added
“We loved sharing the night with such a talented group of people with the drive to make the probate process as easy as possible. It’s been amazing to be involved in such a big event for the probate industry and delighted it’s been available virtually too”
“A massive congratulations to all the nominees and winners, it’s fantastic to see so many people invested in the work they do. Thank you to everyone who planned, organised, attended, and watched this year’s BWAPAs – it will be a tough act to follow!”