“Unregulated” moniker unhelpful for consumers

The debate around the terminology used to describe unregulated will writers has been reignited by an article published on Today’s Wills and Probate in which a solicitor suggests consumers who have their will written by an unregulated will providers are “depriving themselves of quality legal advice.” The comments were made in an article on Today’s […]

Charities raise concern at probate inquiry

The charity community has provided evidence in Parliament of the impact of delays on charities and legacy gifting. Representatives from The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Cancer Research UK and Devon Air Ambulance Trust shared insight into the impact of delays on charity services, forecasting ability and wider finances; as well as highlighting the huge personal […]

Consultant model growing ‘significantly faster’ than traditional firms

Consultant style, or ‘Platform’ law firms are growing at a ‘significantly faster’ rate than traditional competitors with Setfords and Taylor Rose MW leading the way amongst Alternative Legal Service Providers (ALSPs). Property law continues to be the leading area of law practiced by consultant lawyers, with a small but growing proportion of family and private […]

Private equity investment for national will writing and probate firm

A national wills and probate practice has secured significant funding to enable it to pursue an “ambitious growth strategy… accelerating the organic growth plan through M&A.”  Right Legal Group, which incorporates RightWill and Simpson Solicitors, has announced Vespa Capital LLP has invested in the business. The SRA regulated firm is led by CEO Carrie Caladine […]

Hugh James announces growth of private client team

Top 100 UK law firm, Hugh James, has expanded its Contested Wills, Trusts and Estates team with the appointment of senior associates Sarah O’Grady and Ryan Taylor based in Cardiff and London. Sarah and Ryan are part of a ten-strong team, now one of the largest teams specialising in Contested Wills, Trusts and Estates in […]

“Concierge” service launched by Property Solutions Group

A property “concierge” service designed for high net worth individuals and property is set to be launched by specialist property services company Property Solutions Group. Southey & Co will provide a “bespoke service for Private Client lawyers across London and the South East.” The firm is RICS regulated providing red book, HMRC compliant valuations as […]

Update Your Will Week 2023 highlights lack of parental planning

Seven out of ten parents across the UK have no legal guardian in place to care for their children in the event of their deaths, according to research commissioned by Solicitors for the Elderly (SfE). The research has been done ahead of “Update Your Will Week 2023,” which begins today and finishes on 29th January […]

Business Branding vs Personal Branding

Over the last few weeks, Legal Growth Founder – Tom Stansfield has been traveling up and down the country attending client meetings, hosting training for law firms, attending conferences and meeting prospective clients. Some of this has been documented on both the Legal Growth socials but also on Tom’s… Why? It’s all about business branding, […]

5 years of The British Wills and Probate Awards

The British Wills and Probate Awards celebrates its FIFTH year in 2022 at the aptly named Grand Hotel in Birmingham. Hosted as a hybrid event again on 20th October, with the in person ceremony simultaneously live-streamed via The British Wills and Probate Awards website, organisers Today’s Media have announced this year is a sell-out. Reflecting […]

#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, […]

British Wills and Probate Awards 2022 – Shortlist Day 4

The fourth round of categories for the 2022 British Wills and Probate Awards are shortlisted today exclusively via Today’s Wills and Probate. Each day this week further categories have been announced, with the full list published in the Today’s Wills and Probate weekly newsletter on Friday. Following a record number of entries, #BWAPAwards2022 promises to […]

British Wills and Probate Awards 2022 – Shortlist Day 3

The third round of categories for the 2022 British Wills and Probate Awards are shortlisted today exclusively via Today’s Wills and Probate. Each day this week will see further categories announced, with the full list published in the Today’s Wills and Probate weekly newsletter on Friday. Following a record number of entries, #BWAPAwards2022 promises to […]

British Wills and Probate Awards 2022 – Shortlist Day 2

The second round of categories for the 2022 British Wills and Probate Awards are shortlisted today exclusively via Today’s Wills and Probate. Further categories are set to be announced each day this week, with the full list published in the Today’s Wills and Probate weekly newsletter on Friday. Following a record number of entries, #BWAPAwards2022 […]

British Wills and Probate Awards 2022 – Shortlist Day 1

The first categories for the 2022 British Wills and Probate Awards are shortlisted today exclusively via Today’s Wills and Probate. Each day this week further categories will be announced, with the full list published in the Today’s Wills and Probate weekly newsletter on Friday. Following a record number of entries, #BWAPAwards2022 promises to be the […]

Awards shortlist to be revealed soon…

The shortlist for The British Wills and Probate Awards, sponsored by Property Solutions Group, will be revealed exclusively through Today’s Wills and Probate w/c 5th September 2022. Categories will be revealed daily throughout the week will the full list published in the Today’s Wills and Probate Friday newsletter on 9th September. If you’re not already subscribed, please […]

The inner workings of probate property – Today’s Wills and Probate Podcast

Today's Wills and Probate Podcast

For probate practitioners the sale of property left as part of an estate can be complex. Lengthening timescales, beneficiary conflict, property clearances are just some of the often arduous parts of the task. In this latest Today’s Wills and Probate podcast host David Opie speaks with Property Solutions Group’s Managing Director Barry Mattock and Group […]

FCA confirms provisional list of regulated funeral plan providers

Ahead of the deadline for regulation of the funeral planning market on 29th July, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) have released a provisional list of approved providers it intends to authorise. As of Friday 17th June, just 24 firms are proposed to be regulated, making up c.87% of the market according to the FCA. It […]

Early Bird Deadline today, don’t miss out!

Early Bird entry for this year’s British Wills and Probate Awards ends today! But don’t worry, there’s still plenty of time to enter and you don’t need to submit your entry immediately. The deadline for registration is Friday 22nd July with a final submission deadline of Friday 29th July.  Early bird entry entitles you to […]

Helping your clients choose a charity to support when writing a will

Charity Choice is the UK’s leading charity directory. We’re pleased to provide you with a free, digital edition of our 2022 Charity Choice directory. This year, we’ve compiled our three directories (England & Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland) together into one easy-to-use digital book, with each region listed in its own separate section. We hope […]

Early bird entries open for British Wills and Probate Awards 2022

The early bird rate is available for entrants to The British Wills and Probate Awards, sponsored by recently re-branded Property Solutions Group (formerly Executor Solutions).  The 2021 event attracted a record number of entries with the awards hosted as a hybrid event for the first time, attracting around 800 attendees between the in-person and live […]