Wills And Probate Specialists Debate Key Industry Issues

Contentious and non-contentious private client solicitors, will writers, estate planners and specialist suppliers to the industry met this week to debate the hot topics impacting the sector at the latest Today’s Wills and Probate (TWP) roundtable.

Hosted by Karen Babington, Managing Director of TWP’s publisher Solve Legal Marketing, the event is a regular fixture in the calendar of industry figures. The event was sponsored by Arken.legal (UK) Ltd, a leader in software solutions for the legal services industry.

This time round TWP was pleased to welcome representatives from Solicitors for the Elderly, the Law Society, UK Legal Technology Association and the Institute of Professional Will Writers as well as practitioners from private firms including Shoosmiths, PM Law, Hegarty Solicitors, Fodens, Kiteleys Solicitors, Talbots Law, Meridian Private Client Solicitors, Probate in Spain, risk and compliance business Legal Eye, and Countrywide Tax and Trust Corporation Ltd.

photo of attendees

On the agenda for discussion was the impact of online wills on existing practices; the extent to which firms were embracing technology to improve processing of cases; the client-facing use of technology, especially in relation to the client experience; the expected impact of SRA changes to the Code of Conduct to business structures; the anticipated impact of Brexit on registered foreign lawyers; and a very insightful and informative introduction of probate fees, changes to probate registration and all round update from Ian Bond in his capacity as Chair of the Law Society’s Wills and Equity Committee which has the function of reviewing and promoting improvements in the law and procedure relating to Wills, probate, trusts and charities.

Look out for further updates to follow on Today’s Wills and Probate!

The date of the next event (being held in London) is 29th May. Please contact Karen Babington – [email protected]. directly for details.


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