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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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Crispin Ellison Bursary Award – apply now!

Crispin Ellison Bursary Award – apply now!

ILM is delighted to once again be supporting Legacy Link's Crispin Ellison Bursary Award. The bursary aims to further the professional development of those working or volunteering in a legacy management role within the charity sector. Two successful applicants will...

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Government proposing rise in probate fees

Government proposing rise in probate fees

Last year, the Ministry of Justice put forward a proposal to change the way in which probate fees are charged. The Institute of Legacy Management strongly objected on behalf of members to the proposal at the time - see more here. The proposal was then put on hold, but...

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