One of the Midlands’ leading law firms has been shortlisted for its work in the wills and probate sector at a major industry awards ceremony.
Wright Hassall’s 12-strong Private Client Team has beaten off stiff competition to be one of three law firms shortlisted for the ‘Regional Solicitor Firm of the Year’ (Midlands) at The British Wills and Probate Awards.
The Awards, now in their third year, were set up to discover and recognise outstanding achievements, highlight progressions and champion innovation amongst firms and individual private professionals across the wills and probate sector.
News of Wright Hassall’s shortlist comes off the back of a busy period for the firm’s Private Client Team, which has seen enquiries around wills increase significantly over the past three months versus the same period last year.
The Leamington Spa-based firm’s award entry highlighted the multi-faceted presence of the team which has substantial, combined specialist experience in wills, probate and estate planning matters, through to extensive work in the community with charities in way of pro bono work and fundraising, staff develop-ment via the Wright Hassall Academy, as well as comprehensive steps taken to protect customer data.
Tracy Ashby, Head of the Private Client Team at Wright Hassall, said: “Advising individuals and families on their assets and affairs carries huge responsibility, and this recognition is testament to the high standards that our team applies day in, day out.
“The impact of the Coronavirus pandemic has understandably brought wills and asset protection to the front of the public psyche, and our team has had to adapt to not only meet this demand, but to find al-ternative ways of maintaining a top quality service - such as facilitating will witnessing via video links - and consulting with health professionals where face-to-face appointments have had to be a necessity.
“Being shortlisted is fantastic news in itself, but to win would be a fitting way to reward the team for per-forming admirably during what has been an unprecedented period.”
The winners of The British Wills and Probate Awards will be announced online on 22 October 2020.