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Kiteleys Solicitors is the trading style of Kiteleys Solicitors Limited registered in England and Wales, registered number 03113721. VAT Registration No: 658 8813 79.
This firm is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. A list of directors is available for inspection at our registered office.

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30th November 2017

Kiteleys Solicitors joins industry roundtable for exclusive Law Commission Q&A

This month, our Director, Andrew Townsend was pleased to attend the latest Today’s Thought Focus Roundtable, hosted by national industry news publication, Today’s Wills & Probate.

Not only was he among a small group of other experts within the profession, Andrew was also joined by the Law Commission and given exclusive opportunity to discuss the latest wills consultation.

This pivotal Law Commission consultation was launched in July 2017 and closed on 10th November. Its aim was to seek professional and consumer views on reforming will writing laws, particularly surrounding bringing the processes up to date within modern society.

Key proposals within the consultation include:

· Supporting testamentary freedom, including the modernisation of will writing

· Protecting testators

· Clarity and certainty of the laws

Andrew was honoured to be a part of the exclusive Q&A session with the Law Commission. All attendees were able to freely ask anything regarding the latest wills consultation and plans within the Commission for the foreseeable future. Andrew along with the other attendees asked some very insightful questions.

Professor Nick Hopkins from the Law Commission commented: “This roundtable event, bringing together a diverse group of those involved in the writing of wills, will be very helpful for us in ensuring that our proposals for reform are grounded in the experience of those making a will and engage with real-life concerns.”

177 responses have been received to the Consultation – a healthy number considering the technicalities involved in the proposals. Over 30 of the responses are thought to be from consumers as well, which is a positive result for raising consumer awareness – something we aim to do at Kiteleys Solicitors.

The Commission will be analysing the responses in coming months and will collate them into a report. They are hoping to release the official report by the end of 2018 or the beginning of 2019.

Posted by Paula Rose.

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Kiteleys Solicitors is the trading style of Kiteleys Solicitors Limited registered in England and Wales, registered number 03113721. VAT Registration No: 658 8813 79.
This firm is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. A list of directors is available for inspection at our registered office.