The latest Women in Wills virtual meet-up took place last Thursday (30th June).
Despite holiday season being in full swing, our latest Women in Wills event saw another great turn-out. Lots of new faces joined us this time which was great to see! Welcome to our newest members, we hope you enjoy the group and benefit from our events programme which is listed on the Women in Wills website.
A huge thank you is in order for our speakers, who all provided excellent sessions. After a quick update from our sponsors Arken.Legal and Estatesearch, Samantha Kimber, a Probate Researcher and Genealogist from Pro-Gen Research gave a thoroughly interesting talk on what led her to become a genealogist, why she created her own company and how she goes about tracing distant or unknown relatives. Michael Edwards, Group Business Director of Property Solutions Group also presented on the day, giving an excellent insight into the current property market. Michael’s presentation showed how average sale prices are currently £269,616, with properties currently taking an average of 32 days to find a buyer – only 7 days below the annual average. Meanwhile numbers of properties coming to market remains strong with estate agencies reporting average available stock levels of 17.
The Women in Wills LinkedIn group now boasts over 1000 members and is a continuing source of friendship and knowledge sharing for all members. If you’d like to get involved you can join the group here: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13780941/
The next virtual Women in Wills meet-up will be on Thursday 21st July, 16:00-17:30 with a Legal Tech Panel Discussion featuring experts from across the industry. You can find out more about our upcoming in-person events here (In-Person Events – Women in Wills) including our first summer social, and the next regional networking lunch.