Built by Solicitors.
Inspired by Technology.
Fuelled with Purpose.

Our Story

In 1992, two entrepreneurial solicitors established Arken with a single purpose: to build transformative digital solutions that remove the administrative burdens that estate planning professionals face.

Now, Arken’s revolutionary estate planning solutions help nearly 6,000 Will & Trust professionals drive efficiencies and growth in today’s rapidly-evolving digital world.

Close to 6,000 Users
2022

Close to 6,000 Users
2022

Arken now supports almost 6,000 users.

Trust Referencer Launched
2018

Trust Referencer Launched
2018

Arken launches its Trust Referencer tool, empowering users to build Trust taxation reports at the click of a button.

Automatic Will Commentary
2012

Automatic Will Commentary
2012

Arken introduces automatic Will commentary into its product as standard.

Arken grows in Australia
2011

Arken grows in Australia
2011

Arken achieves growth in Australia, with 90% of Public Trustees New Will Management System delivered to South Africa too.

First Off the Shelf Online Wills System
2009

First Off the Shelf Online Wills System
2009

Arken launches its first off-the-shelf consumer Online Wills system for its estate planning clients to use.

Multi-distribution Channel
2003

Multi-distribution Channel
2003

A new, multi distribution channel model is set up.

Online Wills is First Developed
2001

Online Wills is First Developed
2001

Arken builds the first Online Wills system available, by building bespoke solutions for clients.

Dominant Wills supplier in South Africa
2000

Dominant Wills supplier in South Africa
2000

Arken becomes the dominant Wills supplier in South Africa.

Arken Wins its First Client in New Zealand
1999

Arken Wins its First Client in New Zealand
1999

Arken expands into New Zealand.

Multi-language Capability
1997

Multi-language Capability
1997

Arken adds multi-language functionality and expands into South Africa. 

Sweet & Maxwell Appointed UK Distributor
1996

Sweet & Maxwell Appointed UK Distributor
1996

Sweet & Maxwell are appointed as Arken’s UK distributor.

Enhanced With Windows Technology
1995

Enhanced With Windows Technology
1995

Arken is enhanced with Windows technology.

First Product Sold into Australia
1994

First Product Sold into Australia
1994

The first ever Arken product is sold into Australia.

Arken is Born
1992

Arken is Born
1992

Arken.legal, previously known as DPL Professional is founded.

We’ve Helped 6,000+ Users Draft 7 Million Wills

Why Arken

Arken has been transforming the Wills & Trust industry for over 30 years.

Built by Lawyers, inspired by technology, Arken’s products offer the greatest levels of complexity on the market, reinforced by best-in-class legal precedents and commentary, with regular reviews by our Legal Advisory Board.

We heavily invest in not only ensuring our product is kept up-to-date with legal best practice, but in security too. We run regular penetration tests to offer robust data protection to our clients.

 

Here to Make
Your Life Easier

With our in-house support team, dedicated Customer Success Managers, and training sessions, we offer a level of customer service that goes far beyond typical software support.

Our award-winning software has helped nearly 6,000 users produce over 7 million Wills around the world and because it’s cloud-based software, users can draft Wills anywhere, anytime.

We’re passionate and responsive to our clients needs, always pushing our products to the leading-edge of innovation, delivering a best-in-class products that make writing Wills easy.

Our People

Arken is all about transforming how the world manages estate planning and inheritance. We help organisations simplify their workload, so they can focus on delivering exceptional services that support families and their loved ones.

Our people are purposeful, pioneering, and passionate about what they do – and with our 4-day working week, regular team-building events, and resident office dogs, we’d be mad not to!

Trusted By 6,000+ Users Around The World

Arken’s powerful estate planning solutions are catching fire across the globe, all the way from the UK to New Zealand.

Testimonials

Read why thousands of estate planning professionals choose Arken to support their digital transformations.

  • Arken is an absolutely fantastic tool. It is extremely easy to use and has helped our practices in Will drafting to a huge extent. I could not be without it now. I would recommend to any legal specialist looking to invest in Will writing software. Very cost effective too.” 

  • “We did a careful review of available solutions and chose Arken, as it has a very user-friendly and intuitive user experience, helped us with an improvement in our working practices, introduced time efficiencies and facilitated our ability to standardise our processes and mitigate our risks. The support team at Arken are excellent – very responsive and invested time to understand our needs. We had extensive support before and after going live. Arken is very easy to use, the templates are consistent and we have reliable support.” 

  • “Following a well-planned and successful implementation, we are delighted to see how the Arken software has enabled us to streamline our approach to Will drafting. We are now producing consistent Wills which use uniform clauses across all of our lawyers. The commentary document which complements the drafted Will is extremely helpful to our customers.”

  • “Arken Professional has significantly improved the speed in which I’m able to produce Wills and associated documents, but without compromising on quality. Saving time re-keying data and ensuring consistency across documents has allowed me to focus on other important areas such as client retention and new business.”

  • “The whole team have found the Arken system very easy to use and it is very user friendly. The initial and ongoing support and training provided is excellent. Using the system saves a lot of time on data inputting, especially on the LPA drafting. It produces clear explanatory documents for all our Clients to understand. I would highly recommend the system. 

  • “I have been using Arken Will writing software for a number of years, and have found it excellent, and easy to use. The support from the office has been exceptional whenever I have needed it, with a quick response and great patience at times. I would certainly recommend the software and also the company without any hesitation.”

  • “Arken Professional is the superior product in the market. We’ve used other solutions before, but nothing can compare to its quality, efficiency and flexibility.”

  • “Arken’s Will Writing Software helps us to effectively manage our precedents, provide a better client experience and unify our processes across our offices. We are also able to draft our documents much faster than before and Arken’s wider toolset has helped us streamline in more areas and create better looking, comprehensive outcomes for our clients.”

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