Today's Wills and Probate Podcast

Probate; the “old school” way…

The latest Today’s Wills and Probate podcast welcomes Laurelo on to talk about the current challenges facing probate practitioners.

Michael speaks with host David about the origins of the business and his ambitions to support those going through the probate process. Describing their approach as “old school,” Michael ensures all clients are seen face to face and talks about the importance of equipping clients for the harsh realities of probate, as much as it is important to be emotionally supportive.

Speaking about their own approach Michael is bullish, and not afraid to pull any punches when it comes to challenging the status quo. He cites Laurelo’s success at The British Wills and Probate Awards 2022, where they were winners in the “Probate Provider of the Year – South” category as evidence that they are doing the right thing; and are shortlisted again in 2023 with the awards on 11th October.

Moving on to discuss delays and the impact on the industry, Michael describes the current situation as “shocking.” “The courts aren’t taking phone calls from those who are grieving like we are, daily” says Michael. “We try to manage expectations and advise clients it can take a minimum of 16 weeks… but there’s no guarantee of that.”

In the continued drive for transparency and consumer protection, educating the public on the wide availability of probate services is important, says Michael adding “it’s important to keep on banging the drum about people having more options.”

The podcast finishes with a couple of anecdotes about probate matters that the team have acted on which highlights the rich diversity of working in the probate industry.

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