BWAPA 2019 Shortlist Announced

The 2019 Shortlist for the British Wills and Probate Awards Is Announced

The long-awaited shortlist for the second upcoming prestigious British Wills and Probate Awards is finally announced.  The awards are brought to you by Today’s Wills and Probate, alongside headline sponsor, (UK) Ltd, a leader in software solutions for the legal services industry.

Today’s Wills and Probate are pleased to announce the shortlist for the awards ceremony, taking place on 17th October 2019 at the respected Belfry Hotel and Resort in Birmingham.

The shortlist is as follows:


Category Shortlist
Will Writing Firm of the Year (National)
  • Hugh James
  • Co-op Legal Services
  • Farewill
Will Writing Firm of the Year (North and Midlands)
  • Beneficial Trust and Wills Company
  • Touch Solicitors
  • Estate Planning Solutions
Will Writing Firm of the Year (South)
  • Portcullis Legals
  • Heritage Will Writers
  • Thy Will Be Done (Spain)
Solicitor Firm of the Year (National)
  • Mackrell Turner Garrett
  • Hugh Jones
  • Irwin Mitchell
Solicitor Firm of the Year (North)
  • Hugh Jones Solicitors
  • Touch Solicitors
  • BSG Solicitors
Solicitor Firm of the Year (Midlands)
  • HMG Law
  • Flint Bishop
  • Wright Hassall
Solicitor Firm of the Year (South)
  • Morrisons Solicitors
  • Grant Saw Solicitors
  • Haywards Solicitors
  • Barcan & Kirby
Probate Provider of the Year (Large)
  • Kings Court Trust
  • Hugh James Solicitors
  • Co-op Legal Services
Probate Provider of the Year (Small)
  • APS Legal
  • Haywards Solicitors
  • Purely Probate
Best Contentious Wills and Probate Team of the Year
  • Bolt Burdon
  • Shoosmiths
  • Ashfords
Court of Protection Team of the Year
  • Bromleys
  • Bolt Burdon
  • Irwin Mitchell
Young Practitioner of the Year
  • Jack Ackrill, Wilkes Partnership
  • Karan Soni, Farewill
  • Jessica Huczmann, Emery Johnson Astills
Best Use of Marketing and Social Media
  • Settify and Probaters
  • Thy Will Be Done (Spain)
  • Fortis Law
Innovation of the Year
  • Countrywide Legacy
  • Settify and Proabters
  • Estate Search
Best Use of Technology
  • Farewill
  • Estate Search
  • Settify and Probaters
Community Involvement Award
  • Fidler and Pepper
  • Grant Saw Solicitors
  • Heritage Will Writers

“It is fantastic to see so many entries this year for the British Wills and Probate Awards. A massive congratulations to all the finalists, it is a great achievement to be shortlisted for an award.  The last year has obviously been a very productive year for many within the industry and we look forward to hearing about your successes on the night and sharing some of our own from”

– Dave Newick, (UK)

Congratulations to all those who have been shortlisted and good luck on the evening.

There is still time to purchase tickets for this key event, but they are selling out fast, so please book as soon as possible to ensure your seat at this ‘not to be missed’ event. Tickets can be purchased here where you will find information and pricing for individual tickets and whole tables of twelve.

This is an essential event for anyone working in the sector, so please add it as a key date in your diary.

Wills & Probate Seminar

This year, for the first time, Today’s Wills & Probate will host a morning seminar along the theme of preparing your firm for future success and safeguarding them against rising on and offline risks.

The conference will take place on the morning of the awards from 09:30 until 13:00. We’ve got some fantastic speakers and a couple of interactive panel discussions where we’ll be quizzing the experts.

To find out more, and to book your place, please click here.

Once again a big thank you from us and if you have any questions about any of the above, please do not hesitate to contact us by email at or alternatively call us on 01829 307 802.

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