Episode 10 - Nigel Merchant of Kings Court Trust joins us for a review of 2020

In episode ten of Topical Talks, Nigel Merchant, Technical Manager at Kings Court Trust, joins us to discuss the biggest industry news stories from 2020. We discuss the pandemic's impact on the industry, as well as some other popular topics from throughout the year. Topics of conversation include adapting to working from home, the remote witnessing of Wills and online submissions for probate applications.


Episode 9 - Estatesearch discusses role of tech in probate & estate administration

Episode 9 of Topical Talks with Title Research features Ben Furlong and Jonathan Upton from legal tech provider, Estatesearch. We discuss how Estatesearch gives legal practitioners an additional level of due diligence, the use of technology and how it can help you work quicker and more efficiently, the growing desire in the industry to serve grieving clients better, and more.


Episode 8 - Tim Farmer discusses mental capacity

This episode of Topical Talks features expert guest, Tim Farmer, Founder and Managing Director of multi-award winning mental capacity assessors, TSF Consultants. We discuss and debate the role private client practitioners must play in assessing mental capacity, whether the view of mental capacity has changed in recent years, new legislation surrounding witnessing documents via video conferencing software, and more.

Episode 7 - Ian Bond shares his thoughts on industry hot topics

In this episode of Topical Talks, Andrea Pierce of Title Research is joined by Ian Bond, Head of Wills & Estates at Thursfields Solicitors and former Chair of the Law Society's Wills and Equity Committee. In the podcast, we discuss what Ian’s three-year run as Chair of the Law Society Wills & Equity Committee entailed, how the Coronavirus pandemic has impacted the legal industry, whether the creation of Wills should be regulated, and more.



Episode 6 - Holly Mieville-Hawkins on IHT Planning and the Court of Protection

In episode six, we are joined by Holly Mieville-Hawkins, Senior Associate at Enable Law. The conversation is focused on Inheritance Tax (IHT) Planning and the Court of Protection. We discuss how the Court of Protection’s approach to estate and IHT planning has changed in recent years, the connection between gifting and IHT planning, the Mental Capacity Act 2005’s stance on making a decision on behalf of someone else, and more.



Episode 5 - Heledd Wyn discusses long-term care

In this episode, Heledd Wyn, Associate Director and Head of Long Term & Elderly Care at Gregg Latchams, joins us to discuss the topic of long-term care. We discuss what Heledd's role on the STEP Mental Capacity Global Specialist Interest Group entailed, how private client practitioners can add value to long-term care, how long-term care can impact estate administration, and the biggest challenges for legal professionals specialising in elderly client law. 




Episode 4: Jeff de-Rhune talks insurance in estate administration

In episode four of Topical Talks, Title Research is joined by Jeff de-Rhune, Director of Trust, Probate and Estates at Trust & Probate Insurance. Jeff de-Rhune is an expert in insurance when it comes to estate administration and has an abundance of knowledge in this area. In the episode we discuss how insurance has evolved and when insurance is essential in estate administration.


Episode 3: Martin Holdsworth discusses contentious probate

In this episode, we are joined by Martin Holdsworth, Founder and Director of the inheritance dispute resolution law firm,  IDR Law. It explores the topic of contentious probate where Martin is extremely knowledgeable. We discuss how contentious probate has evolved, common areas of dispute, why it's important for non-contentious lawyers to understand contentious processes, and more. 


Episode 2: Michael Culver's thoughts on the legal sector

In episode two of Topical Talks, Title Research is joined by Michael Culver. Michael is Chairman of Solicitors for the Elderly and a Partner at Bolt Burdon Solicitors. We talk about what Michael's role as Chairman of Solicitors for the Elderly entails, challenges facing legal professionals specialising in elderly client law, how the industry has developed, predictions for changes in the legal sector and more.


Episode 1: Roser Coll discusses Spanish probate law

In the first episode of Topical Talks with Title Research, we speak to Roser Coll, Partner at TEMIS & Co. Roser is experienced in Spanish probate law and we discuss the differences and challenges that legal professionals face when dealing with Spanish assets in an estate. Roser is joined by Title Research's Head of Business, Anthony Allsopp and Technical Specialist, Leanne Gover.



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