• February 27, 2024
 Reflecting on a year of impactful stories in wills and probate

Reflecting on a year of impactful stories in wills and probate

As we draw the curtain on another year, it’s a time for reflection and gratitude. At our daily online news platform, we’ve been honoured to bring you stories that matter, and we’re immensely thankful for your unwavering support.

Our journey this year has been remarkable, marked by a significant milestone of 559,005 page views. Let’s revisit some of the most compelling stories that resonated with our readers.

Topping our list with 81,884 views is the tale of an 82-year-old grandmother. She was evicted from her home following a legal tussle with her daughter and this case, revolving around inheritance tax intricacies, struck a chord with many of our readers.

Another story that continued to capture attention, with 10,293 views, delves into the mystery surrounding George Michael’s £97 million fortune. The saga, which involves his sister’s will leaving a mere fraction of this amount, has been a topic of intrigue and speculation.

A poignant narrative that garnered 5,655 views features a surgeon who married his colleague with cancer, inheriting her £10 million fortune just four days before her tragic passing. This story touched the hearts of many, highlighting the complexities of love, loss, and legacy.

Drawing 5,400 views, we reported on the legal challenges faced by Alana Benson, a director of an unregulated will writing firm. Her story underscores the importance of vigilance and ethical practice in the wills and probate sector.

We also shed light on the persistent delays in probate applications, a concern that has consistently affected many. With 5,026 views, this story underscores the need for improvements in The Probate Registry Service, a cause actively championed by Steve Pett of The Probate Department.

Lastly, we celebrated the unity and excellence within the Wills and Probate sector at the sixth annual British Wills and Probate Awards. The event, sponsored by CTT Group, was a resounding success, drawing an impressive attendance and showcasing the best in the industry.

As we look ahead, we remain committed to delivering stories that inform, engage, and impact. Thank you for being part of our journey. Here’s to another year of sharing stories that matter.

Katie Johnson, Digital Journalist, Today's Media

Digital Journalist, Today's Media Contact: katie.johnson@todaysmedia.co.uk LinkedIn