ILM Conference 2019 – agenda

Please note: all sessions and speakers are subject to change

Time Session Speaker(s)
9.15 – 10.00am Registration
10.00 – 10.10am Welcome and housekeeping Maria King, Chair of ILM
10.10 – 10.30am ILM update Matthew Lagden, CEO of ILM
10.30 – 11.10am Session 1 from Michelmores:
– Disputed Legacies – Recent Cases and Awkward FAQs
Tony Cockayne and members of the Disputed Wills and Legacies team
11.10 – 11.40am Update on the external market Meg Abdy, Development Director and Kath Horsley, Market and Charity Analysis, Legacy Foresight

11.40am – 12.00pm Morning coffee break

12.00 – 12.40pm Session 2 from Michelmores:
– IHT Pitfalls – An opportunity to maximise your legacies?
– Unlocking your Property Problems
Philip Parrott and Jennifer Ridgway, Michelmores
12.40 – 1.20pm Finance, audit and accrual issues Panel discussion
1.20 – 2.20pm Lunch including ILM AGM
2.20 – 2.50pm An update on new initiatives in ILM professional and personal development ILM and the Professional Development Working Group
2.50 – 3.30pm Digital probate and will writing Ian Bond, Director and Head of Trusts and Estates at Talbots Law Firm and Chair of the Law Society Wills and Equity Committee

3.30 – 3.50pm Afternoon tea break

3.50 – 4.20pm Update on the wills notifications service Ed Owen, Director of Communications, HMCTS
4.20 – 4.50pm News from Legacy Link, including a new research project into the most effective ways of communicating with lay executors, followed by annual awards ceremony Ashley Rowthorne, Director, Legacy Link
4.50 – 5.00pm Closing remarks Maria King, Chair of ILM

5.00 – 7.30pm Drinks reception hosted by Hammer Price Homes