Judges Revealed for the British Wills and Probate Awards

Today, we’re pleased to announce who will be judging the first ever British Wills and Probate Awards, set to recognise achievement across the sector.

Hosted by the publishers of Today’s Wills and Probate, this inaugural awards scheme is specially dedicated to professionals in the sector, celebrating excellence and highlighting successes across the Wills and Probate industry.

Today, following much anticipation, we’re delighted to reveal who’s on the judging panel for the British Wills and Probate Awards 2018.

Professor Ian Cooper – Managing Director of Ian Cooper Communications Ltd.

A leading innovator and authority in the field of marketing and business development for law firms, for nearly three decades.

Professor Lesley King – Professional Development Consultant

A key figure in the sector, Lesley is the wills and probate columnist for the Law Society Gazette, and writes and lectures extensively on wills, taxation and related matters.

Loschinee Naidoo – Director of Compliance and Risk at Legal Eye Ltd.

An expert in mitigating risk and tailoring compliance solutions to professional needs, Loschinee is well equipped to assist law firms of all sizes in keeping up to date.

Nigel Redwood – CEO of Nasstar

Using his key business development skills and in-depth understanding of the technology industry, Nigel can quickly establish how other businesses can utilize technology to their advantage.

Simon Astill – Chief Executive of 3 Paper Buildings

Understanding that the client experience is as important as legal expertise, Simon is a firm believer that aligning the delivery of outstanding service with the very best in legal expertise.

Ian Floyed – Non Exec Director, Profile Pensions

Ian has a history of starting and building successful companies from initial concept through to full strategic delivery, striving to ensure that client interests are always prioritised.

Tim Farmer – Managing Director of TSF Consultants

The founder of an award-winning mental capacity assessors Tim has conducted and supported others to conduct in excess of 3000 mental capacity assessments in both clinical and legal settings. 

Simon McCrum – Law firm Management Consultant, McCrum & Co Ltd

With a wealth of experience managing legal teams and law firms, Simon provides guidance on where business improvement can be achieved and how the necessary changes can be implemented.

Helen Gott – Director and Head of Wills & Probate Department at Emsleys Solicitors Limited

Specialising in all aspects of Private Client Work, Helen has an in-depth understanding of all areas of estate planning as well as the challenges which professionals in the sector face.


To discover more about this year’s categories and to find out which ones you should apply for, please click here; if you’d like to sponsor an award, please email [email protected].

The British Wills and Probate Awards will take place on the 18th October, where the winners will be announced and rewarded at an exclusive gala dinner.

Set to be an evening unlike any other, make sure you don’t miss out on this key event on the Wills and Probate calendar!

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