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Today’s Wills & Probate was launched in October 2014 with the intention of informing will writers, probate practitioners and estate planners about the changes that are happening in their market. It is now becoming one of the leading sources of information for wills and probate professionals in England and Wales.

It offers an overview of will writing, probate and estate planning from a law and business perspective. Respected as a source of reliable advice and information, it is published online and as a weekly electronic newsletter.

If you haven’t already you can signup to our newsletter for free.

Created by Chris Harris and Karen Babington, the website has grown rapidly and Heather Cameron now manages the daily running of the publication. With over 1,800 people signed up for our newsletter and over 850 unique visitors to our site each week, we reach out to a significant proportion of the wills and probate community. Anyone interested in the sector is encouraged to send in articles for our consideration.

Today’s Wills & Probate is completely independent of regulators and as a result is able to adopt a balanced editorial position.

Our Team

Chris Harris

Chris Harris
Director

Chris is a solicitor and has previously worked as the legal services director at a large panel management business for over 10 years.

He recognises that there are a wide range of opinions in the sector and he wishes to maintain an editorial balance between the extremes of views that are often expressed in this sector. Whether you are a firm traditionalist or you love to embrace the changes that the market offers, your views are welcome.

Chris also provides consultancy to a number of law firms and suppliers to the conveyancing sector through Practical Vision Limited.

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Karen Babington

Karen Babington
Director

Karen co-owns Today’s Wills & Probate alongside Chris Harris. She also handles the PR and advertising for the site and drives interest through her expert networking skills.

Karen has over 20 years’ experience in the legal, property and mortgage market. Starting her career at Birmingham Midshires she has since worked in a number of senior management positions which include three leading Conveyancing Panel Management companies. In 2000 Karen co-founded legal panel management firm Easier2Move before selling to myhomemove in 2010 when she took up the role of Corporate Sales Director.

She founded her own consultancy in 2012 providing sales and marketing advice for legal firms across a range of channels including lender, estate agency, financial services and direct to consumer.

Karen is also helps manage conveyancing news site, Today’s Conveyancer.

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Heather Cameron

Heather Cameron
Marketing & Communications Manager

Heather Cameron, Marketing & Communications Manager (former Editor) of the Today’s Group, manages the daily running of Today’s Wills & Probate.

Heather has 3 and a half years’ experience in digital marketing and has previously worked within search engine optimisation, social media, outreach and copywriting.

Having been in the business for nearly 2 years, she had driven forward Today’s Wills & Probate and now heads a growing team that offers bespoke marketing services to legal, wills and probate service industries.

She is active on social media and is always looking to make new connections with professionals in the legal and property industry. Feel free to tweet her using the tag @heathercTODAY.

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Jane Common

Jane Common
Contributor - Interviewer

Jane is a journalist with over 20 years’ experience and conducts many of the interviews for Today’s Wills & Probate.

She has vast experience working on national newspapers and women’s magazines and now works freelance. Jane regularly writes for The Daily Express and the Daily Star Sunday, as well as editing the pets’ pages of Real People magazine and providing real life stories and reports for publications like Take A Break, Prima and Cosmopolitan.

Not only has Jane worked as a journalist in Sydney, she has also worked in Turkey where she was deputy editor of Time Out Istanbul.

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Georgia Owen
Copywriter

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Jonathan Coyle
Head of Marketing

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Rachel Booth
Marketing Executive

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Will Kilgallon
Web Developer

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John Fitzsimons

John Fitzsimons
Contributor

John Fitzsimons is an experienced, award-winning journalist and editor, specialising in personal finance and consumer affairs.

John has written and edited for a range of publications, including Mirror.co.uk, loveMONEY, BT.com, Yahoo Finance and Mortgage Solutions. He has appeared as an expert commentator on radio and television.

In November 2016 he won the Online Journalist of the Year award at the Santander Media Awards.

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