Certainty Expert Webinars presents 2021: A Year In Review

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Certainty Expert Webinars presents 2021: A Year In Review

We are pleased to have Ian Bond, Director and Head of Wills & Estates at Thursfields Solicitors to give a detailed review of 2021 for the private client industry and a preview of what’s to come in the New Year.

As the Coronavirus restrictions fade from memory, 2021 saw many Wills and Probate practitioners return to the office and carry on with our normal working lives but not yet back to our pre-pandemic practice.

Many question if we will ever get back to where we were, whilst others look at the new opportunities that have come out of adversity. Change is the only thing in life that is constant and this session will look back at the changes for Wills and Probate practitioners from the past twelve months, and look forward to the changes to come and to expect in 2022.

Please join us for our highly informative, complimentary one hour webinar on Wednesday 8th December 2021 at 12noon. If you have any queries, please call 0330 100 3660 or email us at [email protected].

The link to register is The link to the webinar registration page is: https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/3528480/7B25C6F9CD8CB6293F1465648BF5B7AB?partnerref=Press-LF



2021 review

  • Problems at the Probate registry and how to maximise the chances of getting your applications right the first time;
  • Increase in the death rate fuelling demand for legal services
  • HMRC’s Trust Registration Service

Looking forward to 2022

  • Changes to the IHT submission procedure and the demise of IHT205;
  • Setting out the proposed fee changes for grant applications
  • The possible extension of the witnessing of the execution of Wills by means of video conferencing technology; and
  • Changes to LPAs

Presented by Ian Bond, Head of Wills & Estates, Thursfields Solicitors.

Ian is a director at Thursfields Solicitors as well as a member of the Law Society of England & Wales’ Wills and Equity Committee.

Ian is a contributor to the Law Society publication “The Probate Practitioners Handbook” the 9th edition of which was published in January 2021 and was shortlisted for the Law Society Gazette’s “Legal Personality of the Year” award in 2021 as well as for the “Industry Champion” award at the British Wills & Probate Awards in 2021.

Ian champions the use of technology in the legal sector for the benefit of professionals and their clients. You can follow him on Twitter @ianbondtep.

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Certainty the National Will Register is the UK’s provider of a National Will Register and Will Search service. Certainty Will Search and Will Registration is exclusively endorsed by the Law Society, recommended by key organisations and used by thousands of solicitors, the public, charities and financial institutions to register Wills and search for Wills. At peak times, one Will is registered every two seconds on The National Will Register. The confidential contents of the Will are not disclosed, only the existence and location of where the Will is stored is recorded, ensuring that it can be found quickly and easily once the Testator has passed on. Registration ensures that if beneficiaries and executors are unaware if a Will was written or have forgotten where it’s located, it can be easily found by conducting a Register Will Search. The existence of a Will and its location are confidential. Only when the Testator has passed away can a Will’s location be declared. Even then, it will be disclosed only when the person searching for the Will has a genuine, bona fide interest and that person can provide a copy of a death certificate. Certainty Will Search not only searches for registered Wills but also nationally for Wills that have not been registered to help prevent an old Will being used to distribute the estate or when the existence of a Will is unknown. In addition, Certainty the National Will Register provides an online Will management tool for solicitors, which can be accessed remotely from anywhere with a secure internet connection so they can safely register Wills, search for Wills and use additional services Certainty the National Will Register provides for professionals. For more information, please contact us on 0330 100 3660 or email [email protected].

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