Arken.legal

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Transforming the global estate planning industry through advanced technology Arken.legal provides expert digital solutions for the private client and estate planning industry. Its solutions deliver business efficiencies and consistency across a practice, while enabling client acquisition through an improved customer experience. Built by private client solicitors, Arken.legal products are used by more than 500 firms including Legal practices, Accountancy practices, Will writers and Legal services businesses in the UK, as well as Trust companies in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. With 29 years' experience and more than 6 million Wills having been created using its products, today Arken.legal is a software as a service business offering secure, cloud-based solutions.

The Arken Product Suite

Businesses are turning to technology to enable change, increase efficiency and futureproof their incomes to suit upcoming generations and demand. The Arken product suite is designed for just this – to maximise productivity, provide interactivity and lead generation, and manage risk. It can suit any business process – whether instructions are taken virtually, in an office, remotely or via telephone. For increased efficiency, reduced re-keying and a delighted client, book a demonstration today to find out how we can help your practice.

Key Services

Arken Professional: A comprehensive, up-to-date and secure document generation solution built specifically for the Private Client Sector. Built by lawyers, its industry-leading software has produced over 6 million Wills. Arken Professional is the only software solution specialising in Wills that is accredited by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW). All the products on this scheme have satisfied a robust technical evaluation and are from companies that are financially sound and offer strong customer support, giving you that extra peace of mind. Arken Intestacy: The new way to increase leads and grow your business remotely.  A handy customisable tool for your website that demonstrates the circumstances if your prospective client were to die without a Will – they can then fill in their details and ask for you to help protect their estate. Arken Online Wills: A secure, online Will service. Will packs – which include a client’s Will, a Will commentary, and signing instructions – can be sent to the client immediately or reviewed before delivery. Arken Acquire: A digital fact find and lead generation tool. A tool that captures data from your clients, which is then used in the drafting of key estate planning documents. Simply email a link to your client and they can input key information that seamlessly flows into Arken Professional for drafting. Arken Lifetime: Create Inter Vivos Trusts in a fraction of the time. Trust Referencer: Get the latest on tax treatments and specific Trusts. Access the most up-to-date information to generate a personalised report for your clients, outlining the tax treatment that are relevant to both Testamentary and Inter Vivos Trusts. Arken Anywhere: The power of Arken on-the-move. Access an offline version of Arken Professional that will synchronise with your account once you’re back online. Arken API: A seamless transfer of data and reduction of re-keying. Details shared between your case management solution and Arken Professional.   Dave Newick, Chief Executive Officer of Arken.legal, said: “We work in partnership with our clients to understand their key processes and provide the most efficient digital solutions for their Private Client business. The industry has begun its digitisation journey – it’s time to consider the best route within it for your business. Can you use technology to be more adaptable, more engaged, to provide a better customer experience? Can you use technology to automate low-level tasks, enabling you to focus on what really matters? It’s time to take the digital leap and benefit from the efficiencies it provides.”

   

Testimonials

Sophie Yates, Director, Fodens Solicitors Limited
“Arken is an absolutely fantastic tool. It is extremely easy to use and has helped our practices in Will drafting to a huge extent. I could not be without it now. I would recommend to any legal specialist looking to invest in Will writing software. Very cost effective too.”
Gemma Garen, Director of Quality and Compliance, Ellisons Solicitors
“We did a careful review of available solutions and chose Arken, as it has a very user-friendly and intuitive user experience, helped us with an improvement in our working practices, introduced time efficiencies and facilitated our ability to standardise our processes and mitigate our risks. The support team at Arken are excellent – very responsive and invested time to understand our needs. We had extensive support before and after going live. Arken is very easy to use, the templates are consistent and we have reliable support.”
Craig Webb, Head of Legal Operations, Brethertons LLP
“…Our staff have found Will drafting in Arken very easy to use and enjoy the questionnaire format which guides them through the process from beginning to end. It is very reassuring to know that our lawyers are all following the same process, producing Wills with a good level of consistency and that all clauses used are up to date. Preparing ‘mirror’ Wills is now particularly easy using Arken, and the systems’ intelligence to amend third person singular pronouns (he, she, his, hers), has eradicated these type of typographical mistakes. We have recently added Arken Acquire to our subscription and are looking forward to the further streamlining of our processes that this service can offer.”
Matthew Field, Director, SMR Solicitors
“We have found Arken to be a valuable tool for our private client team in terms of efficiency and consistency and we would highly recommend it to law firms looking for a professional solution.”
Eric Britt, Executive Consultant, Integrity Wills & Legal Services
"I have been using Arken Will writing software for a number of years, and have found it excellent, and easy to use. The support from the office has been exceptional whenever I have needed it, with a quick response and great patience at times. I would certainly recommend the software and also the company without any hesitation."

Contact Details

Address: Arken.legal (UK) Limited General Wolfe House 83 High Street Westerham Kent TN16 1PG
Tel: +44 (0)1732 867792 Website: www.arken.legal
LinkedIn: arken-legal

Key Contact

Name: Jenny Lambert
Tel: (0)1732 867792
Arken.legal sponsors Today’s Wills and Probate Industry Champion Award

Partner News

Will writing software – how does it work and is

Will writing software is used by estate planners to digitise and automate the document creation process. Arken.legal’s software is built to draft in the same manner as a Solicitor – after all, it was built by lawyers. It has built-in controls and a dual screen, guiding practitioners through the building process whilst also enabling them […]Read More

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Are your middle-income clients getting quietly pushed into higher death

According to several think tanks, thousands of middle-income families are now heading towards the 40pc bracket for inheritance tax (IHT). This is partly due to rising property prices, but is also due to the five year freeze in tax allowances announced in the spring.   Whilst more middle income earners find themselves with higher value assets and bigger pots of savings, the IHT allowance will remain steady at £325,000 […]Read More

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Collaboration is the key to innovation

Pippa Shepherd, Head of Customer Engagement at Arken.legal – the one stop shop for legal services firms operating in estate planning and Will writing – looks at the power of collaboration and how a game-changing partnership with probate platform Exizent could revolutionise the ‘pre-to-post-death’ journey for legal firms In an era of digital business and […]Read More

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Thursfields appoints Arken.legal as bereavement platform reports ten-fold user growth

Expert provider of digital estate planning solutions Arken.legal has confirmed it has won Thursfields Solicitors as a customer across its full product suite, including market-leading document automation solution Arken Professional. Arken will enable Thursfields to superpower productivity whilst managing risk. The news coincides with Arken reaching 2,200 users globally, marking a ten-fold increase in customers […]Read More

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Arken.legal launches new podcast series to support estate planning sector

Estate planning software specialist, Arken.legal, has launched a brand new podcast series – Business Broadcasts – exploring business success and innovation in the estate planning sector. Headed up by Arken.legal CEO, Dave Newick, the series explores matters affecting the estate planning industry, while sharing best recommendations on how to build a consistent growth engine for […]Read More

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A good place to die

Arken.legal explores how best to prepare emotionally, physically, financially, and digitally this Dying Matters Awareness Week It is Dying Matters Awareness Week (10-16 May) and this year the theme is ‘a good place to die’. Most of us do not like to talk about dying, but it will happen to us all at some point, […]Read More

Technology

How Technology Can Assist in Managing Risk

Written by Pippa Shepherd, Head of Customer Engagement at Arken.legal One of the most effective ways to manage your risk is to invest in technology that improves processes and implements a consistent, controlled way of working. For the private client sector, enabling a solution that supports the accuracy and consistency of documents across a team, lessens the chance of manual errors that could later lead to scenarios such as contentious probate.   A negative […]Read More

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Making the Complex Simple

“Genius is making complex ideas simple, not making simple ideas complex.” – Albert Einstein Making a Will is not always straightforward – it is difficult to future-proof such an enduring document against all the uncertainties of life. As a technology company that specialises in the private client sector, Arken.legal has dedicated its 30-year history to understanding and addressing key industry pain points and developing solutions that not only […]Read More

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Estate planning puts children first

Figures compiled by the Childhood Bereavement Network from the latest available research data, claims that 1 in 20 children will have experienced the death of one or both of their parents by the age of 16. In 2015, 23,600 parents died in the UK, equating to one parent passing away every 22 minutes. Child Bereavement […]Read More

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Ian Bond joins Arken.legal (UK) Ltd’s Legal Advisory Board

Thursfields Solicitors’ Director and Head of Wills & Estates, Ian Bond, has joined the Legal Advisory Board of estate planning software specialist, Arken.legal. Founded by private client solicitors in 1992, legal expertise remains the backbone of Arken.legal’s estate planning solutions – from conception to ongoing development. The Legal Advisory Board continues this important involvement, consisting […]Read More

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“2021 will be what we make it.”

Resilience and the ability to accept change has unquestionably become our industry’s legacy from COVID-19. As we eagerly shut the door on 2020, what will 2021 bring us? Here are my predictions and hopes for the year ahead: Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger As a legal tech company, it was impressive to witness the speed with […]Read More

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Arken.legal (UK) Ltd Offers Free Online Yoga Classes to Users

Arken.legal (UK) Ltd has taken its dedication to providing productive, flexible working environments one stretch further by offering its users free online yoga classes during England’s second national lockdown. “The team at Arken.legal were discussing how we can further support our clients during this time,” explains Pippa Shepherd, the legal software provider’s Head of Customer […]Read More

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Arken.legal (UK) Ltd Responds to Pandemic by Incorporating Video Witnessing

Arken Professional now reflects the government’s temporary amendment to legislation for the duration of the COVID-19 outbreak, which allows for the remote witnessing of Wills via video link. In response to the pandemic and the inability of some people to get Wills witnessed in the physical presence of witnesses, the government has passed temporary legislation […]Read More

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