Today’s Wills And Probate Summer News Round-Up

It’s safe to say that 2020 has been a year like no other. But now there seems to be a semblance of ‘normality’ as more people return to work, children and students are back at school and universities, we wanted to take the opportunity to take a look back at five of the most top read stories of the summer months*.

Moj Announces Video Witnessing of Wills Due to Be Made Legal During Coronavirus

This article was originally published on 25 July and has to be one of the most talked about changes that has occurred during the Wills and probate market in recent months.

Guidance On The Legalisation Of Video Will Witnessing

This article was originally published on 25 July and features guidance from the Ministry of Justice and STEP, as the industry began to react and outline how video witnessing would work.

An Insight Into The Probate Office During Covid-19

This article was originally published on 10 July and featured an insight into the Probate Office which outlined the issues the organisation faced during the height of the pandemic, and the steps it as taking to help progress applications. The insight was given by Stephen Burgess.

Will Enquiries Fall By Nearly Half

Published on 5 June, research provided to Today’s Wills and Probate revealed that there was a significant decline in the amount of enquiries being made in the sector following a significant peak which was reported in April.

Industry Shocked As Banks Continue To Release Large Estate Funds Without Grants

Published on 21 August, the article gave an insight into the frustrations of the sector as there is a continual battle with the banks, who seemingly feel that they are doing the right thing by closing a deceased’s person’s bank account and transferring the funds to whoever requests this at the time. Without seeing any documentation.

This little snapshot demonstrates the sector has been through a tumultuous time over the past couple of months, but as the new ‘normal’ begins to take hold, it’ll be interesting to see what stories will be the most read as we approach the festive season.

*please note these articles are the most read between 1 June 2020 and 11 September 2020.

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