Sponsors

Thank you to this year’s sponsors

Headline Sponsor

Arken.legal (UK) Ltd provides technology solutions for the estate planning industry.

Creating Wills and associated documents through our core product Arken saves you time, reduces your risk and enables you to focus on profitable and growth-related tasks such as connecting with customers.

As the pioneers in the industry 27 years ago, today Arken.legal helps you deliver exceptional outcomes to private clients regardless of the complexity of need.To experience the way in which Arken.legal technology transforms the way private client firms service their clients.

For more information please visit: www.arken.legal or call us on 01732 867792.

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Executor Solutions offers the complete property service to the probate sector. 

Our HMRC compliant property valuation appraisals have changed the way law firms and probate practitioners across the UK are valuing property for probate purpose, using our services over estate agent and RICs reports due to the cost effectiveness and express delivery of our service. 

Our driven marketing approach also ensures our clients receive the highest possible price for their property within the soonest possible timescale, whilst ensuring all parties are updated throughout the whole process.  

For more information please visit www.executorsolutions.co.uk.

Solicitor Firm of the Year (National)

Countrywide Legacy, which is owned by Countrywide Tax & Trust Corporation Ltd, provides bespoke legal document drafting software packages to thousands of registered users throughout the UK. 

Written and built by our team of experts, Countrywide Legacy not only drafts a large range of legal documents, everything from a Will to a Trust of Land, but also assists in running a business more efficiently whilst enhancing client service 

For more information please visit www.countrywidelegacy.co.uk.

Will Writing Firm of the Year (National)

Dignity is a British company that has funeral homes and crematoria in towns and cities across the UK. The business also has a strong market presence in pre-arranged funeral plans, where people plan and pay for their funeral in advance. Dignity Funeral Directors strive to lead the market in the provision of excellent client service and facilities to care for the deceased. We continue to transform our business, improving transparency and remaining focused on ensuring our business is able to meet the changing needs of our customers, continuing to deliver the highest standards of care, quality and value-for-money in the funeral sector.

For more information please visit www.dignityfunerals.co.uk

Probate Provider of the Year (Small Firms)

We’re Honey, a family of legal experts established over 10 years ago, dedicated to helping customers protect their wealth in their lifetime and beyond.

Offering a specialist 5-star wills, LPAs, Trusts and Probate service, backed by advanced in-house technology solutions and SRA regulated solicitors, we have grown to be one of the largest estate planning companies in England & Wales.

And with over 3,000 positive reviews, we are proud to be the UK’s most trusted estate planning company, according to Trustpilot.

For more information please visit: https://honeylegal.co.uk/

Young Practitioner of the Year

The Professional Paralegal Register (PPR) is a voluntary registered scheme to promote professional paralegals as a recognised fourth arm of the legal profession and to enhance consumer choice and protection.

Employers and consumers can be assured that those individuals on the register meet the required standards of both individual’s recognised membership bodies and the robust criteria set by the PPR.  

Consumers now have the opportunity to raise concerns/complaints to the PPR should the recognised membership body fail to settle a complaint to their satisfaction.  The PPR has a range of sanctions available including the ability to award compensation in certain circumstances. Paralegals who are on the Register are regulated in terms of their professional conduct however, Professional Paralegals who hold a Paralegal Practising Certificate (PPC) are fully regulated to offer legal services to consumers.

For more information please visit https://ppr.org.uk/

Best Use of Technology

The Law Superstore bring legal service providers together in one place to make it easy for users to find the right legal expert, based on what’s most important to them.

You can be confident that every legal service provider on our panel is quality checked, reputable and fully regulated or accredited. This is because we carefully assess every firm before accepting them onto our panel. We are the very first legal services comparison website of its kind. Nowhere else can people search for and compare legal experts based on their specific requirements

Consumers can compare by price, location and service ratings left by previous users, bringing transparency to the online legal services sector. Every provider is quality checked, reputable and fully regulated. 

For more information please visit www.thelawsuperstore.co.uk.

Probate Provider of the Year (Large Firms)

Executor Solutions offers the complete property service to the probate sector. 

Our HMRC compliant property valuation appraisals have changed the way law firms and probate practitioners across the UK are valuing property for probate purpose, using our services over estate agent and RICs reports due to the cost effectiveness and express delivery of our service. 

Our driven marketing approach also ensures our clients receive the highest possible price for their property within the soonest possible timescale, whilst ensuring all parties are updated throughout the whole process.  

For more information please visit www.executorsolutions.co.uk.

Court of Protection Team of the Year

PLG provide the legal industry with a forward thinking and cost effective approach to property valuation, sales and insurance for matters including court of protection and probate across the UK. With state of the art technology and communication at the heart of everything we do, we are a brand you can trust with a reputation you can rely on.

Property Ladder Group are thrilled to sponsor the category for Court of Protection Practitioner Team of the year. During such unprecedented circumstances, there has never been a better time to acknowledge the achievements of those professionals, whose focus is to demonstrate client care, whilst maintaining technical excellence.

PLG provide a seamless stress-free strategy to fund assisted living or specialist care. Our staff are committed to getting the best results for our clients, valuing, marketing and selling properties quickly and for the best possible price.

For more information please visit: https://theplgroup.co.uk/

Charity Legacy Team of the Year

Remember A Charity is a consortium of 200 UK charities, working together with the partners and the legal sector to make gifts in Wills the social norm.

Research shows that 35% of the public want to leave money to charity in their Will, but only 6.3% do.

By letting your clients know that it’s an option, after looking after family and friends, you can help them to continue supporting the causes they care about.

“Many charities simply wouldn’t exist without income from gifts in wills, so legacy admin teams’ incredible work deserves be recognised and celebrated. We are proud to sponsor the new Charity Legacy Team of the Year category and look forward to congratulating the worthy winner.”

For more information please visit: www.rememberacharity.org.uk

Private Client Team of the Year

Anglia Research is an international firm of probate genealogists and has worked closely with the legal, private and public sector for almost 40 years. We set the standard for probate genealogy and heir location, and our staff boast a level of expertise unmatched in our field.

“We are pleased to have the opportunity to sponsor the Best Private Client Team Category. Covid-19 has completely disrupted the probate landscape, but there is a silver lining. The lockdown has fostered increased collaboration between Private Client Teams and forced us to rethink our lines of communication. Recognising teams in this category has never been more important. They are the ones that will thrive under the ‘new normal’.”

For more information please visit: https://www.angliaresearch.co.uk/

Innovation of the Year

We are an expert, bespoke lender with over 50 years’ experience in lending to offer transparent and fair financing options, specifically designed to fund life events.

Having successfully launched a business, funding Family Law proceedings, we have recently launched in the Probate space, offering funding to Beneficiaries and Executors, effectively releasing the proceeds of an Estate much earlier than they will otherwise be able to.

We promise quality, transparency and speed to make life that bit easier.  We have harnessed technology to ensure efficiency in process, leaving time and space for a personal touch, which we are fiercely passionate about.

For more information please visit: 
https://www.inheritancerelease.co.uk/