The British Wills and Probate Awards 2020 shortlist is announced

Taking place virtually on 22 October 2020, the shortlist for the third annual British Wills and Probate Awards has been announced by Today’s Wills and Probate.

British Wills and Probate Awards 2020

What are the British Wills and Probate Awards?

The British Wills and Probate Awards were introduced in 2018 to highlight achievements and recognise the successes of those in the Wills and Probate sector.

The 2020 British Wills and Probate Awards aim to highlight the vital work the sector is doing for clients during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, delivering important services to people despite the challenges, pivoting and innovating quickly to ensure that client needs have been met.

2020 British Wills and Probate Awards shortlist

Due to the pandemic, this year’s awards ceremony will be taking place online on 22 October 2020 to ensure that all attendees remain safe, with broadcaster and journalist Jennie Bond once again hosting.

There are 17 awards in total, recognising everything from solicitors and will writing, to social media and community involvement. Take a look at each category and its nominees below:

Best Use of Marketing & Social Media

  • WillSuite
  • Finders International
  • Parker Bullen

Best Use of Technology

  • My Probate Partner
  • Estate Search
  • Probate Property Solutions

Probate Research Firm of the Year         

  • Fraser & Fraser
  • Finders International
  • Traceline

Best Contentious Wills and Probate Team          

  • Ashfords LLP
  • Shoosmiths
  • Bolt Burdon

Community Involvement Award

  • Oliver & Co
  • Stanford Wills
  • Simpson Solicitors

Innovation of the Year

  • Foot Anstey
  • Tower Street Finance
  • Estate Search

Charity Legacy Team of the Year

  • Cancer Research
  • Save The Children
  • British Heart Foundation

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

  • Fishers
  • Probate Practice
  • Farewill

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

  • 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


  • Grant Saw Solicitors
  • Morrisons Solicitors
  • Simpson Solicitors

Young Practitioner of the Year

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

Court of Protection Team of the Year

  • Shoosmiths
  • Bolt Burdon
  • Morrisons Solicitors

Private Client Team of the Year

  • Bolt Burdon
  • Glover Priest
  • Brachers

Solicitor Firm of the Year (National)

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

Will Writing Firm of the Year

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

See also

Video-witnessed wills to be made legal in England and Wales during coronavirus pandemic

How to make or amend a will during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown

Find out more

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Publication date: 7 August 2020