The long-awaited shortlist for the second upcoming prestigious British Wills and Probate Awards is finally announced. The awards are brought to you by Today’s Wills and Probate, alongside headline sponsor, Arken.legal (UK) Ltd, a leader in software solutions for the legal services industry.

Today’s Wills and Probate are pleased to announce the shortlist for the awards ceremony, taking place on 17th October 2019 at the respected Belfry Hotel and Resort in Birmingham.

The shortlist is as follows:

Category Shortlist
Will Writing Firm of the Year (National)
  • Hugh James
  • Co-op Legal Services
  • Farewill
Will Writing Firm of the Year (North and Midlands)
  • Beneficial Trust and Wills Company
  • Touch Solicitors
  • Estate Planning Solutions
Will Writing Firm of the Year (South)
  • Portcullis Legals
  • Heritage Will Writers
  • Thy Will Be Done (Spain)
Solicitor Firm of the Year (National)
  • Mackrell Turner Garrett
  • Hugh Jones
  • Irwin Mitchell
Solicitor Firm of the Year (North)
  • Hugh Jones Solicitors
  • Touch Solicitors
  • BSG Solicitors
Solicitor Firm of the Year (Midlands)
  • HMG Law
  • Flint Bishop
  • Wright Hassall
Solicitor Firm of the Year (South)
  • Morrisons Solicitors
  • Grant Saw Solicitors
  • Haywards Solicitors
  • Barcan & Kirby
Probate Provider of the Year (Large)
  • Kings Court Trust
  • Hugh James Solicitors
  • Co-op Legal Services
Probate Provider of the Year (Small)
  • APS Legal
  • Haywards Solicitors
  • Purely Probate
Best Contentious Wills and Probate Team of the Year
  • Bolt Burdon
  • Shoosmiths
  • Ashfords
Court of Protection Team of the Year
  • Bromleys
  • Bolt Burdon
  • Irwin Mitchell
Young Practitioner of the Year
  • Jack Ackrill, Wilkes Partnership
  • Karan Soni, Farewill
  • Jessica Huczmann, Emery Johnson Astills
Best Use of Marketing and Social Media
  • Settify and Probaters
  • Thy Will Be Done (Spain)
  • Fortis Law
Innovation of the Year
  • Countrywide Legacy
  • Settify and Probaters
  • Estate Search
Best Use of Technology
  • Farewill
  • Estate Search
  • Settify and Probaters
Community Involvement Award
  • Fidler and Pepper
  • Grant Saw Solicitors
  • Heritage Will Writers

“It is fantastic to see so many entries this year for the British Wills and Probate Awards. A massive congratulations to all the finalists, it is a great achievement to be shortlisted for an award.  The last year has obviously been a very productive year for many within the industry and we look forward to hearing about your successes on the night and sharing some of our own from Arken.legal.” Dave Newick, Arken.legal (UK)

Congratulations to all those who have been shortlisted and good luck on the evening.

There is still time to purchase tickets for this key event, but they are selling out fast, so please book as soon as possible to ensure your seat at this ‘not to be missed’ event. Tickets can be purchased here where you will find information and pricing for individual tickets and whole tables of twelve.

This is an essential event for anyone working in the sector, so please add it as a key date in your diary

More information about the virtual event will be revealed soon The British Wills & Probate Awards brought to you by Today’s Wills and Probate, alongside headline sponsor, Arken.legal (UK) Ltd, a leader in software solutions for the legal services industry, returns for a third year. This year we recognise the work the sector is doing for clients at this unprecedented time, delivering important services to people despite the challenges, pivoting and innovating quickly to ensure that client needs have been met. 

We are looking forward to hosting our biggest and best awards ceremony to date, which this year will take place virtually, with the wonderful Jennie Bond returning as host on 22nd October 2020 to announce our winners.

Further categories will be announced in the week commencing 3rd August with the full list published on Friday 7th August.

Congratulations to all our shortlisters...

Category Shortlist

Best Use of Marketing & Social Media

Sponsored by Solve Legal Marketing

  • WillSuite
  • Finders International
  • Parker Bullen

Best Use of Technology 

Sponsored by The Law Superstore

  • My Probate Partner
  • Estate Search
  • Property Probate Solutions

 

Probate Research Firm of the Year
  • Fraser & Fraser
  • Finders International
  • Traceline

“COVID-19 – understandably – has put the Wills & Probate industry under unprecedented demand. The world’s mortality has been challenged and a natural response to this, is to protect loved ones. With social distancing in place, many were – and are fulfilling this response by organising their Wills and associated documents. Delivering these services during a time of pandemic is a response from our industry that requires professionalism, innovation, courage and patience. The British Wills and Probate Awards 2020 is the platform to showcase members of our industry who have done just this. We look forward to coming together to recognise these achievements. We wish all of those shortlisted the best of luck.”

Dave Newick, Arken.legal (UK)

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the glitzy awards bash will be taking place online ensuring that all attendees remain safe during these uncertain times. More information about the virtual event will be revealed soon 

This is an essential event for anyone working in the sector, so please add it as a key date in your diary