The National Will Register: Certainty Expert Webinar – 2021: A Year in Review

8th December 2021 at 12:00 pm - Online

We are pleased to have Ian Bond, Director and Head of Wills & Estates at Thursfields Solicitors to give a detailed review of 2021 for the private client industry and a preview of what’s to come in the New Year.

As the Coronavirus restrictions fade from memory, 2021 saw many Wills and Probate practitioners return to the office and carry on with our normal working lives but not yet back to our pre-pandemic practice.

Many question if we will ever get back to where we were, whilst others look at the new opportunities that have come out of adversity. Change is the only thing in life that is constant and this session will look back at the changes for Wills and Probate practitioners from the past twelve months, and look forward to the changes to come and to expect in 2022.

Please join us for our highly informative, complimentary one hour webinar on Wednesday 8th December 2021 at 12noon. If you have any queries, please call 0330 100 3660 or email us at



2021 review

  • Problems at the Probate registry and how to maximise the chances of getting your applications right the first time;
  • Increase in the death rate fuelling demand for legal services
  • HMRC’s Trust Registration Service

Looking forward to 2022

  • Changes to the IHT submission procedure and the demise of IHT205;
  • Setting out the proposed fee changes for grant applications
  • The possible extension of the witnessing of the execution of Wills by means of video conferencing technology; and
  • Changes to LPAs


Presented by Ian Bond, Head of Wills & Estates, Thursfields Solicitors

Ian is a director at Thursfields Solicitors as well as a member of the Law Society of England & Wales’ Wills and Equity Committee.

Ian is a contributor to the Law Society publication ‘The Probate Practitioners Handbook; the 9th edition of which was published in January 2021 and was shortlisted for the Law Society Gazette’s “Legal Personality of the Year” award in 2021 as well as for the “Industry Champion” award at the British Wills & Probate Awards in 2021.

Ian champions the use of technology in the legal sector for the benefit of professionals and their clients. You can follow him on Twitter @ianbondtep.


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