• April 21, 2024
 Synergy Conference 2022 – the new way to do CPD

Synergy Conference 2022 – the new way to do CPD

This month sees the doors opening for the very first time to the newest CPD event in the UK. Synergy Conference is the brain child of The Property Ladder Group and LawSkills – Leading Legal Minds, and has captured the attention of the Private Client Sector Professionals from all parts of the country.

Helen Graham, MD and Co-Founder of PLG, said:

“We are really excited about the feedback we have received so far.

We saw there was a need to reinvent the way CPD Conferences were put on, from the way the updates are provided right through to the kind of premises the event is held. In true PLG style we wanted to update the process and give legal professionals who operate within the sector something they would want to attend, and not just something they are required to. We certainly feel we have achieved this.”

Gill Steel is someone that draws a crowd. Arguably the speaker most within the world of probate, trusts and tax will do their learning from. A couple of years ago Gill announced she would no longer be travelling to speak at conferences, so what has drawn her out of “retirement” and be part of this new idea? She continued:

“When I announced I was retiring from travelling I had one last conference booked, my swan song if you will. However, the Covid pandemic saw this event cancelled meaning I did not get to have that one last sign off.

Having known Darren and Helen for many years, we have always had a common belief and indeed approach to how we work with other professionals within the Private Client Sector.

The definition of the word ‘synergy’ is – the interaction or corporation of two or more organizations, substances or other agents to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate efforts.

We feel this is exactly what our sector needs to be doing in order to ensure the absolute best service for the customer. Hence the name.”

The venue is beautiful, there is parking, the food will be so much better than delegates are used to at other conferences, there is a bit of entertainment and in addition the event is being filmed, so our attendees will get the recording in addition to paper notes.

Subjects being covered are:

  • Tax
  • Probate
  • Pensions
  • Wills
  • Power of Attorney
  • Trusts
  • Digital Assets
  • IPFD Claims

In addition, we will be discussing a real life scenario that invites our sponsors to introduce their services, and how we as a collective can ensure those engaging our services are looked after to the best of our ability.

To secure your ticket visit: https://shop.lawskills.co.uk/product-category/events/

This article was submitted to be published by the Property Ladder Group as part of their advertising agreement with Today’s Wills and Probate. The views expressed in this article are those of the submitter and not those of Today’s Wills and Probate.

PLG – Property Support for Executors

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Welcome To PLG! – Striving To Put An End To Executor Stress

Who Are We.......
We believe that executors deserve better.
Our vision was to create a way of supporting people when they needed it the most, by ensuring we remain true to our core values.
We Put People First.

Adding Value To What You Do

HMRC Compliant Valuation Reports

  • Covers Section 160 Inheritance Tax Act 1984
  • Covers Taxation of Chargeable Gains Act 1992
  • More cost effective than a RICs
  • Straight forward and easy to read
  • Supporting evidence included to demonstrate our conclusions
  • Full ‘PLG Aftercare Guarantee’ – Should the District Valuer, or any other party question our findings, we will provide additional support, and negotiate on your behalf.


  • The PLG Valuation Appraisal

  • No Visit to the property required
  • Ideal for when time is of the essence
  • Extensive research undertaken
  • Reliable and accurate


  • We offer deferred payments on either of these valuation services, subject to the related property being placed to market within 14 days of the report being issued.

    Compliant, You Are With Us

    PLG Property Sales

    By working with us, you have complete peace of mind that there is someone in your corner, ensuring you are kept compliant throughout the whole property sale process.

  • Exposure – We ensure every property you ask us to sell, is exposed to the largest possible audience, to ensure that the best price is achieved.
  • Timescale – You can be assured that all secured buyers are aware of the timescales required to fit in with the needs of the estate.
  • Communication – Is at the heart of everything we do. With this in mind you will receive full weekly reports updating you with all information on every instruction you have with us.


  • Attention Is In The Detail

    Sales Progression

    Finding a buyer is only part of the process. We now need to ensure the sale runs to exchange of contracts, and indeed completion.

    We find that by managing expectations from the initial negotiations, we are able to deliver a stress-free transaction.

  • All parties spoken to weekly.
  • Weekly updates issued for your own files.
  • Proactive approach. – we are able to identify and deal with smaller problems that may arise, before they become a potential issue.
  • You will enjoy access to your very own Sales Progressor!

      Did You Know?


    We also offer Sales Progression as a standalone service!

    You Are Covered With Us

    Vacant Property Insurance

    Having Teamed up with one of the world’s largest and leading insurance providers, we have been able to put together the ideal vacant property insurance.

    Our policy means that you have complete peace of mind with minimal fuss.

    One call to our team, and you are covered.
  • Can be taken out for a set period or on a rolling monthly basis
  • Immediate cover available
  • Policy covers both buildings and contents
  •  Offering Something Extra

    Essential Extras

    Why spend your valuable fee earning time organising lock changes and vacant property inspections when you can hand this all over to us?
    Our team ensures you receive the most competitive quotes, and that works are completed in your desired timescale.
  • Property Clearance
  • A range of property cleans
  • RICs surveys
  • Lock changes, security and boarding up
  • EPCs
  • Gardening works
  • Chattels valuations
  • Document search
  • General property maintenance
      And much more!
    Looking After The PenniesPLG FinanceWorking with key partners, we are able to assist you with all your financial requirements.So, whether you need help accessing money to pay an IHT bill, or you need a private buyer found by the beneficiaries of the estate financially qualified, one call to our team and we can make sure you get what you need, stress free and without hassle!
  • Inheritance Advance
  • IHT Loan
  • Inheritance Dispute Funding
  • Executor Loans
  • Mortgages
  • Life Insurance
  • Buildings and Contents Insurance

  • Please note, all financial services are subject to approval and offered by PLG partners.PLG do not lend money, or offer insurance packages ourselves.All PLG partners have produced all relevant insurance and trading documentation to satisfy our product offerings. Full details of each partner can be obtained upon request.

    Our Vision.



    We want our company to be seen as the leading service provider to the legal sector. That our team are the best in the business, that we are considered an extension of the company / solicitor referring our services.We want to be regarded as an ‘Employer of Choice’, and a ‘Premium Brand’ offering the ultimate experience delivered by people that understand how delicate matters such as Probate and Court of Protection can be for the customer.

    Our Culture.


    Our team know that they are respected, listened to, and cared for. We want everyone to come into work feeling happy, motivated, and as passionate as the founders of the company to be part of the company’s journey.Additionally, they know that there is always an open door should they need anything, and that they are supported completely both inside and outside the working environment. PLG – Giving Back To The CommunityWe are active in our support of helping young people, and with this in mind sponsor boys and girls football teams.Our main work however, is with The Brompton fountain.The Brompton Fountain is the children’s charity at Royal Brompton Hospital. They work closely with the teams within the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), High Dependency Unit (HDU), children’s ward (Rose), the playroom, outpatient departments and hospital school.This amazing charity provides a wide range of vital resources and services, parent / carer amenities and accommodation and funds medical equipment, improvements to the facilities and projects which are outside of the NHS remit.Many patients have life limiting conditions and will require frequent admissions and often long stays in hospital for surgery and on-going treatment for the rest of their lives. The Brompton team have first-hand experience of caring for a child with a serious illness and provide support from the point of diagnosis as well as before, during and after any admission.Their aim is to improve the quality of life and environment for young patients in hospital and at home and make a difference when it’s needed most.We donate to The Royal Brompton from every property we sell, meaning that when you work with us, you too are helping save children’s lives.In addition, we promote their team, and our very own Darren Leggett is their official Santa Clause, and visits the Children on the wards at Christmas to spread a little cheer and happiness. To visit our YouTube Channel visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCABdpXFctboBWr7N6YZ3FLg

    Address:

    Martells Barn, Slough Lane, Ardleigh, CO7 7RU

    Telephone number:

    0330 124 7434

    Key contact - Darren Leggett:

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