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Only 9 percent of probate targets met by MoJ

Only 9 percent of probate targets met by MoJ

A Freedom of Information request submitted by the Law Society Gazette has revealed that only 9 percent of grants of probate were issued within the Ministry of Justice's ten day target since spring 2019. Our members have been frustrated by these delays and we have been...

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Changes to inheritance tax

Changes to inheritance tax

It is looking increasingly likely that there will be sweeping changes to the inheritance tax system in the near future. We will be participating in the consultation process on this topic, and have been seeking our members' views on any changes. We will also be holding...

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In-memory donors more likely to make legacy pledge

In-memory donors more likely to make legacy pledge

New research has been unveiled by Legacy Foresight for its In-Memory Insight programme which has revealed that people who have given in memory are three times more likely to make a legacy pledge. Benchmarking data from 22 member charities shows that supporters with a...

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Crispin Ellison bursary – apply now!

Crispin Ellison bursary – apply now!

ILM is delighted to once again be supporting Legacy Link's Crispin Ellison Bursary Award.  The bursary is open to any individual working or volunteering in a legacy giving role, regardless of the size of charity, and covers the costs of one successful applicant to...

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Annual Conference 2020 – headline sponsor annnounced

Annual Conference 2020 – headline sponsor annnounced

ILM is delighted to announce that the Annual Conference 2020 will be hosted by Bates Wells, who first sponsored the event in 2018.    Matthew Lagden, CEO of ILM said: "We are thrilled to have Bates Wells on board once again to headline our annual conference. We...

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No rise in probate fees

No rise in probate fees

ILM is delighted that the government has axed its proposed increase to probate fees. The proposed increase, which could have seen fees of up to £6,000, was axed by Justice Secretary Robert Buckland. ILM has been campaigning against the rise for months, arguing that...

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Crispin Ellison

Crispin Ellison

It is with great sadness that we write to announce that Crispin Ellison died peacefully with his family on Friday 30th August. There are few people to have made such an impact on our sector, and Crispin was certainly one of them.

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Grant of Probate delays – update

Grant of Probate delays – update

We are aware that many of our members are experiencing ongoing delays with applications for a Grant of Probate and we have spoken with HMCTS to get an update on the situation…

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