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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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Two new members join the ILM board

Two new members join the ILM board

ILM is delighted to announce that it has two new board members - Blerta Clubb of Save the Children UK and Fiona Burne of the British Heart Foundation. Both are ILM members and were elected to the board during the ILM annual conference on Friday 10th May. Blerta said:...

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ILM Annual Conference – a big thank you!

ILM Annual Conference – a big thank you!

Thank you to everyone who attended this year's sold out annual conference in association with Michelmores. The day was a great success, with more delegates than ever before, and we have had a lot of positive feedback from delegates, speakers and sponsors. Members can...

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Law Society joins conference bill

Law Society joins conference bill

The Law Society are the latest speakers to be added to the bill for this year's annual conference, in association with Michelmores. Ian Bond, Director and Head of Trusts and Estates at Talbots Law Firm and Chair of the Law Society Wills and Equity Committee, will be...

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Latest update on changes to the Wills Notification Service

Latest update on changes to the Wills Notification Service

On Tuesday 5th March ILM attended the first meeting of the HMCTS (HM Courts and Tribunals Service) working group on the legacy notification service, following its announcement that Smee & Ford has been given notice on its contract. ILM is determined that any new...

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Agenda for 2019 conference now online

Agenda for 2019 conference now online

The full agenda for the ILM Annual Conference, in association with Michelmores, is now available on our website, and we are delighted to announce that Ed Owen, Director of Communications at HMCTS will be joining us to give the latest updates on changes to the Wills Notification Service.

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Probate fees increase

Probate fees increase

We are saddened to hear that the government has today voted in favour of an increase in probate fees. We have long been campaigning against this rise on behalf of our members, as we believe it will hit charities hard and could cost them in the region of £10million...

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Government ends Smee & Ford notification service

Government ends Smee & Ford notification service

The government has this afternoon announced that it is to terminate its arrangement with Smee & Ford to notify charities of bequests. Charities have been informed of this development via an open letter from Susan Acland-Hood, Chief Executive of HM Courts &...

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