• February 20, 2024
 #BWAPAwards2022 shortlist and Industry Champion vote

#BWAPAwards2022 shortlist and Industry Champion vote

Today’s Wills and Probate, alongside headline sponsor Property Solutions Group and Networking Sponsor Exizent, are proud to bring you the 2022 British Wills and Probate Awards.

The results are now in and all this week we have been profiling the firms shortlisted. The shortlist is produced in full below.

Commenting on the shortlist Barry Mattock, Managing Director of Property Solutions Group says

“A massive well done to all the finalists! Getting shortlisted is a really big deal! We can’t wait to celebrate with you! Don’t forget to buy your tickets for THE night of the probate year! It’s going to be BIG!”

Aleks Tomczyk, Founder & COO at Networking Sponsor, Exizent adds

“It’s wonderful to see so many firms and individuals being recognised for the great work that they do. Many congratulations to all of those shortlisted.”

Attention today turns to the prestigious Today’s Wills and Probate Industry Champion, sponsored by Arken.legal. Launched in 2021 to recognise the the individuals who have contributed to the life and times the sector, the award is entirely nominated and voted for by you, the wills and probate community.

The nominations have been whittled down to just 5 individuals, all of whom have made an exceptional and inspiring contribution to the industry over the last 12 months and championed the wills and probate industry through their work and conduct. The public vote is now open, and the winner will be announced live on 20th October at The British Wills and Probate Awards ceremony.

Today’s Wills and Probate Industry Champion Shortlist

  • Matt Pennington, Chair of UK Legal Tech Association
  • Trevor Worth, Founder and MD Portcullis Legals
  • Trusha Velji, Director Touch Solicitors Limited
  • Chris Whittington, Business & Relationship Development Manager, Zedra Group
  • Heledd Wyn, Director, GL Law

CLICK HERE to cast your vote

Congratulations to our shortlisted five! We were so impressed with all the nominations this year, there was a real mixture of Solicitors and Will Writers, which is great to see. We’ve been particularly impressed by the wide variety of ways in which the nominated have been supporting and innovating the industry. The volunteering and mentoring efforts have been an inspiration to read about. Now it’s over to you, the industry experts, to vote for who you think deserves this coveted award. Let’s help our industry champions get the recognition they deserve!

says Dave Newick CEO at category sponsor Arken.legal. Aleks Tomczyk adds

The Industry Champion award is incredible in recognising those who are making a difference in the probate industry. Whilst all the nominees are fantastic, it will be even more special for the recipient knowing that they were voted for by peers in the sector. Get your vote in now while there is still time and have your say on who this year’s Industry Champion is!

CAST YOUR VOTE TODAY

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The shortlist for the British Wills and Probate Awards 2022

Best Use of Technology, Sponsored by Taylor Rose MW

  • CTT Group
  • Estatesearch
  • Inheritance Data

Best Use of Marketing & Social Media, Sponsored by Today’s Legal Content

  • Anglia Research
  • CTT Group
  • Finders International
  • Kings Court Trust

Probate Research Firm of the Year, Sponsored by Ochresoft

  • Finders International
  • Fraser & Fraser
  • Title Research

*NEW* Estate Planning Consultant of the Year, Sponsored by Best Foundation

  • Simon Brimage – Wills and Trusts UK
  • Simon Clow – Key Estate Planning
  • Sid Mohanty – Amadeus Legal Services Ltd

Charity Legacy Probate Collaboration of the Year, Sponsored by Institute of Legacy Management

  • Foot Anstey
  • Hugh James
  • Shakespeare Martineau

Court of Protection Team of the Year, Sponsored by Anglia Research

  • Hugh Jones Solicitors
  • JMW Solicitors LLP
  • Shoosmiths

Will Writing Sole Practitioner of the Year, sponsored by AON

  • Simon Pearce – Confidence Wills
  • Sara Sheppard – SLS Wills and More Ltd
  • Trusha Velji – Touch Solicitors Ltd

Best Contentious Wills & Probate Team, sponsored by Tower Street Finance

  • Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
  • Hugh James
  • Shoosmiths

Legal Supplier of the Year, sponsored by Property Solutions Group

  • Ochresoft
  • Start Technology (Software) Limited
  • The Cashroom

Will Writing Firm of the Year (Regional) – North & Midlands, sponsored by Institute of Paralegals

  • Estate Planning Solutions
  • Morecambe Bay Wills and Estates Limited
  • The Will Guys

Will Writing Firm of the Year (Regional) – South, sponsored by Tower Street Finance

  • AL-HQ Law & More
  • Heritage Wills
  • Soteria Planning

Will Writing Firm of the Year (National), sponsored by WillSuite

  • Digilegal
  • Farewill
  • The Willwriting Partnership

Probate Provider of the Year (Regional) – North & Midlands, sponsored by Just Clear

  • Chadwick Lawrence LLP
  • Shakespeare Martineau
  • Taylor Emmet

Probate Provider of the Year (Regional) – South, sponsored by CLS Property Insight

  • Kings Court Trust
  • Laurelo
  • Thomson Snell & Passmore LLP

Community & Charity Champions, sponsored by Movewise

  • AL-HQ Law & More
  • Rotheras Solicitors
  • Timms Solicitors

Innovation & Transformation of the Year, sponsored by Ampla Finance

  • Estatesearch
  • Giles Wilson Law Limited
  • The Cashroom

Outstanding Employee Experience, sponsored by Advanced

  • EMW Law LLP
  • Lawson West Solicitors Limited
  • Weightmans

Private Client Team of the Year, sponsored by Pro-Gen Research

  • Brabners
  • Hugh Jones Solicitors
  • Irwin Mitchell
  • Meadows Ryan

Young Practitioner of the Year, sponsored by The Law Superstore

  • Kayleigh Brown – Wilson Browne
  • Paige Gouldthorpe – Fosters Solicitors
  • David McGuire – Weightmans

Customer Service Champion, sponsored by Exizent

  • My Probate Partner
  • Oliver & Co Solicitors
  • Simpson Solicitors

Solicitor Firm of the Year (Regional) – North, sponsored by Dawsons Auctioneers

  • Brabners
  • Hugh Jones Solicitors
  • Oliver & Co Solicitors

Solicitor Firm of the Year (Regional) – Midlands, sponsored by Dawsons Auctioneers

  • Fishers Solicitors
  • Talbots Law
  • Timms Solicitors

Solicitor Firm of the Year (Regional) – South, sponsored by Finders International

  • Duncan Lewis
  • EMW Law LLP
  • Grant Saw Solicitors
  • Simpson Solicitors

Solicitor Firm of the Year (National), sponsored by Inheritance Data

  • Hugh James
  • Talbots
  • Weightmans

Today’s Wills & Probate Industry Champion, sponsored by Arken.legal

  • Matt Pennington, Chair of UK Legal Tech Association
  • Trevor Worth, Founder and MD Portcullis Legals
  • Trusha Velji, Director Touch Solicitors Limited
  • Chris Whittington, Business & Relationship Development Manager, Zedra Group
  • Heledd Wyn, Director, GL Law

CONGRATULATIONS to all those shortlisted from the Today’s Wills and Probate team.

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