Are you up to date with changes in the sector?

It’s no secret that regulation within our sector is subject to scrutiny.

Just last year the law surrounding Wills was described as outdated, with recommendations made for it to be brought into the “modern world”.

That’s not to forget the probate proposals put forward by the Ministry of Justice, suggesting the current probate fee structure be replaced with a sliding scale correspondent to the value of the estate. With the maximum total cited at £20,000, it wasn’t long before the proposal came under criticism from both professionals and the parliamentary committee, who challenged its legal basis. Whilst the plans for its implementation are currently on hold, it’s unclear whether it will come into force in future.

The end of the year brought a further announcement from the Law Commission regarding trusts; namely that the law surrounding them would feature in its 13th programme of reform. As well as aiming to identify areas of trust law which would benefit from modernisation, the scoping project sets out to improve competitiveness on an international scale.

As a key membership body within the Wills and Probate profession, the Institute of Professional Willwriters understands the importance of keeping up to date with the latest developments and regulatory updates within the sector.

Our close relationships with key stakeholders such as the Law Commission enable us to stay alert to important changes within the sector, all of which are compiled within our monthly newsletter to ensure that our members stay up to date.

To discover how to sign up and learn more about being a member of the IPW, please click here.

We’re also holding our annual AGM and Willwriting Academy Ltd Conference next month, taking place over two days at Drayton Manor Hotel & Conference Centre. As well as being a key networking opportunity, the event will feature a range of talks from high profile names from the sector including Kings Court Trust, Geoffrey Schindler, Prof. Lesley King, Golden Charter, and Solve Legal Marketing.

To see the full agenda and ensure that you reserve your place, please click here.

This article was submitted to be published by the Institute of Professional Willwriters as part of their advertising agreement with the Institute of Professional Willwriters. The views expressed in this article are those of the submitter and not those of Today’s Wills and Probate.

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