Judge Spotlight: Carrie Caladine

In a series of Supporters in Focus pieces, we are thrilled to introduce our Judges of The British Wills and Probate Awards 2021

Alongside headline sponsor Executor Solutions we look forward to recognising achievement, highlighting progression and championing innovation.

However, the awards couldn’t take place without the hard task of judging and shortlisting the entries. It’s not a task many would take on, but we are extremely grateful to those that have.

Today we profile Carrie Caladine, a regular judge to the British Wills and Probate Awards.

We’re delighted to have Carrie with us for the fourth year of The British Wills & Probate Awards. First of all, tell us who you are and what you do

I am the Managing Director of Right Legal Group ltd – An ABS that specialises in wills and probate law

What initially sparked your interest in the sector?

With Wills and Probate law – you really get the chance to help people. We are putting solutions in place to help families during the worst moments of their lives and that is what makes this area of law so vitally important.

What advice would you give to someone considering a career in the Wills and Probate sector?

If you are genuinely interested in people and thrive on helping then this is the area of law for you!

What improvements do you think could be made to the Wills and Probate sector?

I think that it needs to be clearer to clients if they are receiving an advice based service or a none-adviced based service. There is still so much confusion amongst the public about what they are getting for their money. A Will is such an important document and more transparency is needed so that clients can make better informed decisions about what is right for them and their families.

As a Judge of the awards, what will you be looking for to identify that winning entry?

Innovative thinking and expert execution! I’m looking forward to seeing how businesses have adapted in recent times and helped to make the service accessible but maintaining the highest of standards at the same time.

What are the most prominent challenges the industry is facing at the moment?

COVID has increased interest for people in getting their affairs in order and I think that there is a larger demand for services which is positive. One of the biggest challenges our industry faces is attracting, training and nurturing new talent so that services can be scaled up to meet demand and provide our all-important services to as many people as possible!

Thank you to Carrie for your support for The British Wills & Probate Awards 2021.

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