The British Wills & Probate Awards brought to you by Today’s Wills and Probate, alongside headline sponsor, (UK) Ltd, a leader in software solutions for the legal services industry, returns for a third year. This year we recognise the work the sector is doing for clients at this unprecedented time, delivering important services to people despite the challenges, pivoting and innovating quickly to ensure that client needs have been met. 

We are looking forward to hosting our biggest and best awards ceremony to date, which this year will take place virtually, with the wonderful Jennie Bond returning as host on 22nd October 2020 to announce our winners.

Further categories will be announced in the week commencing 3rd August with the full list published on Friday 7th August.

Congratulations to all our shortlisters…

Category Shortlist

Best Use of Marketing & Social Media

Sponsored by Solve Legal Marketing

  • WillSuite
  • Finders International
  • Parker Bullen

Best Use of Technology

Sponsored by The Law Superstore

  • My Probate Partner
  • Estate Search
  • Probate Property Solutions


Probate Research Firm of the Year
  • Fraser & Fraser
  • Finders International
  • TraceInline
Best Contentious Wills and Probate Team
  • Ashfords LLP
  • Shoosmiths
  • Bolt Burdon

Community Involvement Award

Sponsored by Lawyer Checker

  • Oliver & Co
  • Stanford Wills
  • Simpson Solicitors

Innovation of the Year

Sponsored by Ampla Finance

  • Foot Anstey
  • Tower Street Finance
  • Estate Search

Charity Legacy Team of the Year

Sponsored by Remember a Charity

  • Cancer Research
  • Save The Children
  • British Heart Foundation

Probate Provider of the Year Small Firms (under 75 staff)

Sponsored by Honey Legal

  • Fishers
  • The Probate Practice
  • Farewill

Probate Provider of the Year Large Firms (over 75 staff)

Sponsored by Executor Solutions

  • Co-op Legal  Services
  • Chadwick Lawrence
  • Kings Court Trust
Solicitor Firm of the Year (Regional)


  • Hugh Jones Solicitors
  • Taylor & Emmet
  • Oliver & Co


  • Glover Priest
  • Fishers
  • Wright Hassall

South – Sponsored by (UK)

  • Grant Saw Solicitors
  • Morrisons Solicitors
  • Simpson Solicitors

Young Practitioner of the Year

Sponsored by Professional Paralegal Register

  • Andrew Bishop, Shoosmiths
  • Jade Gani, Aston Bond
  • Sarah Ahchoon, Morrisons Solicitors

Court of Protection Team of the Year

Sponsored by The Property Ladder Group

  • Shoosmiths
  • Bolt Burdon
  • Morrisons Solicitors

Private Client Team of the Year

Sponsored by Anglia Research

  • Bolt Burdon
  • Glover Priest
  • Brachers

Solicitor Firm of the Year (National)

Sponsored by Countrywide Tax & Trust Corporation

  • Irwin Mitchell
  • The Burnside Partnership
  • Mackrell Solicitors
  • Hugh Jones Solicitors

Will Writing Firm of the Year

Sponsored by Dignity

  • Farewill
  • Co-op Legal Services
  • SLS Wills
  • Thy Will Be Done

“COVID-19 – understandably – has put the Wills & Probate industry under unprecedented demand. The world’s mortality has been challenged and a natural response to this, is to protect loved ones. With social distancing in place, many were – and are fulfilling this response by organising their Wills and associated documents. Delivering these services during a time of pandemic is a response from our industry that requires professionalism, innovation, courage and patience. The British Wills and Probate Awards 2020 is the platform to showcase members of our industry who have done just this. We look forward to coming together to recognise these achievements. We wish all of those shortlisted the best of luck.”

Dave Newick, (UK)

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the glitzy awards bash will be taking place online ensuring that all attendees remain safe during these uncertain times. More information about the virtual event will be revealed soon 

This is an essential event for anyone working in the sector, so please add it as a key date in your diary