Today’s Wills and Probate turns 9

Today’s Wills and Probate, the online news publication for will writers, solicitors and probate practitioners, marks a milestone this week as the publication is 9 years old. 

Starting out in October 2014, the publication has since gone from strength to strength, with the daily news output now generating an average of 45,000 page views per month (and increasing) alongside the regular Friday newsletter which provides news, views, regulatory updates from across the private client sector.

Critically, Today’s Wills and Probate champions both the “unregulated” will writing community, as well as the regulated solicitor community. This inclusivity won over many readers initially and is one of the few publications that caters for both communities, regularly commentating on issues that impact either, or both.

As a free-to-read resource, Today’s Wills and Probate is funded by its commercial relationships with advertising partners, some of whom have been promoted on the site since it first launched. Alongside the visual advertising, there is an extensive Partner directory detailing the products and services provided by the range of organisations who advertise through Today’s Wills and Probate

As competition for online news intensifies, the Todays’ Wills and Probate team are continuously looking for ways to add value to the publication and build the wider community.

In 2018 The British Wills and Probate Awards was launched to recognise and celebrate excellence across the private client community. Drawing inspiration from the publication, the awards were the first to welcome both will writers and solicitors into the process and have just this week hosted the 6th annual event with a record attendance in Manchester. With 450 people in the room and nearly 300 online, the British Wills and Probate Awards 2023, affectionately known as the BWAPs, was the  largest event hosted to date.

In 2020 Todays’ Wills and Probate added a portfolio of training courses to its offering. Today’s Training was launched to provide regular, online continuous professional development, and continuing competence training for practitioners. With experienced trainers from around the legal community providing insight on a range of topics from tax, trusts, care fees, drafting and mental capacity (amongst many other topics).

And in 2022 Today’s Wills and Probate launched it’s own podcast, The Todays’ Wills and Probate podcast, available online, Spotify, Apple Podcasts and other podcast providers. The podcast includes interviews with industry personalities and discussions on topics of interest and relevance to the Today’s Wills and Pronate audience. Each one runs to between 25 and 30 mins and covers a range of topics including digital signatures and wider technology, probate best practice, legacy management, probate property management and auctioneering and genealogy.

Since taking ownership of Today’s Media in 2021, Managing Director David Opie continues to invest; the Women in Wills Networking group continues to grow with regular online and in-person meeting focused on collaboration, networking and training. And in 2022 the website was refreshed with a more modern look and feel, reflecting the changing need to showcase more content for readers.

“Today’s Wills and Probate is continuing to build an incredible community of readers a contributors. It’s fantastic to see the engagement through the website, weekly e-newsletter and social channels.

The publication sits alongside our other legal-focused news outlet, Today’s Conveyancer and Today’s Family Lawyer. We encourage the cross pollination of ideas between the 3 publications as each of them face their own individual, and at times, similar issues.”

Says David Opie, Managing Director of Today’s Media, the publishers of Today’s Wills and Probate.

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