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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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The life of a legacy officer

The life of a legacy officer

ILM speaks to Nick Duncan, Legacy Officer at St Nicholas Hospice Care, to find out much more about his role and how he ended up working in legacies …

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And the winners are…

And the winners are…

At ILM’s annual conference in May, Legacy Link announced the winners of this year’s Crispin Ellison Bursary Awards, who were selected by a panel including Crispin Ellison. Read on to hear more from the lucky winners…

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HMCTS responds to joint letter

HMCTS responds to joint letter

As you may have seen, last week ILM sent a joint letter to HMCTS along with the Institute of Fundraising, ACEVO, NCVO and Remember a Charity. The letter set out our concerns regarding changes to the Wills Notification Service. You can view the document in full here....

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