It is that time of year when we all look forward to the summer holidays but unfortunately I seem to be spending time helping drenched clients… | DDLSBulletin

President’s Bulletin 27th June 2019


It is that time of year when we all look forward to the summer holidays but unfortunately I seem to be spending time helping drenched clients. As a result of the recent monsoons the Derby Legal Walk to be held on the 10th June 2019 was postponed. The good news is that it has been rescheduled for the 22nd July 2019 and I hope you will be able to attend.

At the time of writing I am looking forward to attending the E4E Awards at the University of Derby on the 2nd July 2018 with our sponsored award for the E4E Debating Competition for local schools. The competition has been a huge success over the past two years – many thanks to our Administrator Julia Saunders for her help and dedication for its creation and impact. I will also be attending the University of Nottingham on the 3rd July 2019 for the opening of its new Legal Campus at 1 Royal Standard Place, Nottingham.

The nation currently holds its collective breath whilst we wait for the appointment of our new Prime Minister, who may or may not be able to assist our profession for the better (depends on your point of view). In the world of Private Client we still await news of an increase in Probate fees which has been delayed on several occasions. Additionally, the improvement and streamlining of the Probate Registry is going as well with applications now taking approximately 13 weeks to process instead of the usual 4 weeks. Progress and innovation take time so I am generally happy to tell clients that the delay is ‘only’ 13 weeks before it is increased to the more likely 21 weeks.

As we enter the summer holiday season it is a touch quiet at the moment so hopefully I may have more to report next time.

In the meantime, thank you for your continued support of the Society and enjoy the summer. (If we have one).