Insights

November 21, 2022

Younger generation uncomfortable talking about inheritance

A report from The Progeny Group in conjunction with YouGov, found that two thirds of the population intend to pass on wealth to their children or grandchildren, but most ...

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November 16, 2022

The Government want their slice of The Great Wealth Transfer

According to The Financial Times, Jeremy Hunt is planning to run a ‘stealth raid’ on inheritance tax in the Autumn statement on Thursday (17 November), as he tries to...

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November 8, 2022

Why Estate Planning Professionals Should be Concerned about the Great Wealth Transfer

Over the next 30 years, £5.5 trillion will be inherited by Millennials and Generation X. This historic movement of money has been coined as ‘The Great Wealth Transfer...

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October 26, 2022

Strange and Spooky Wishes Left in Wills – A Halloween Special

As experts in the realm of estate planning, you’ll probably have seen or heard tales about some ‘odd things or wishes’ left in a clients Will. Here at Arken, we’v...

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October 25, 2022

The Generation Gap – is it Entitlement or Fighting for Wellbeing?

A recent, international survey by Law.com of 50 partners found that 76% of respondents believe their junior associates are more entitled than they were three years ago. 5...

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October 25, 2022

Are Millennials and Gen Z’s “obsessed with death?”

A whole host of factors seem to be contributing to the Millennial and Gen Z mindset around death. The pandemic, global warming and political and economic uncertainty is p...

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October 11, 2022

Only 10% of estate planning organisations are ‘very efficient’

Arken.legal’s efficiency quiz has found that only 10% of all respondents are ‘very efficient.’ In fact, 69% of respondents were only ‘reasonably efficient’ and ...

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September 27, 2022

The Rise in Inappropriate DNAR Orders

A DNAR (do not attempt resuscitation) notice, aka a DNR or a DNACPR, is a notice placed on a person’s medical record indicating that resuscitation should not be attempt...

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September 26, 2022

Will Writing Software – What Arken.legal’s Clients Have to Say

Will Writing Software purportedly has a wide range of benefits, but rather than list them, why not read what the users themselves have to say. Afterall, who would know be...

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August 15, 2022

How to manage Will precedents and clauses with ease

Managing precedents and clause banks is a time-consuming business which often falls to just one or a few fee earners within an organisation. It can also be costly too, wi...

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August 9, 2022

Can Will Writing Software save you time and money?

Will Writing Software is great for taking away the administrative burden of estate planning. It supports the busy professional in managing precedents, by formatting docum...

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August 2, 2022

Staff spotlight: Kumar Mehta

The Arken team is thrilled to welcome our new Content Developer, Kumar Mehta. Here’s some more information so you can get to know Kumar better…

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July 25, 2022

Why I, (a Private Client Solicitor), wish I’d had Arken’s Will writing software when practicing

When I was a junior solicitor in a private client team, drafting a Will was a daunting business. I wanted to draft the document correctly but without it taking so long th...

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July 18, 2022

Arken launches new management dashboard

Industry leader for private client software, Arken.legal, has launched a new management dashboard for its clients. It boasts a new analytics area, simpler product and use...

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June 28, 2022

LPA delays & how you can support your clients

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has reported that The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) is taking an average of 82 days to register lasting powers of attorney (LPAs) in E...

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May 30, 2022

The key challenges facing estate planning professionals today

The team at Arken have been carrying out a lot of industry research recently. As we build on our understanding of the challenges our clients now face, post pandemic.  

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May 30, 2022

LPAs – Survey reveals misunderstandings and misconceptions

In this blog, we’ve listed our top 5 reasons to have an LPA and 5 common misconceptions about them. We’ve also put together a useful briefing note, as we work alongsi...

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May 30, 2022

Estate planners shouldn’t have to choose between advice or admin

The advice you provide is valuable and needed. Yet, you spend most of your billable hours on administrative tasks

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May 30, 2022

Staff spotlights: Carlie Nowell

Meet Carlie, our new Senior Marketing Manager.

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April 4, 2022

Will writing software – how does it work and is it worth it?

Arken.legal’s software is built to draft in the same manner as a Solicitor, after all it was built by Lawyers. It has built-in controls and a dual screen, guiding pract...

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April 4, 2022

3 reasons to choose Arken for your estate planning software

Arken.legal provides a suite of products that empowers companies in the pre-death planning industry to increase efficiencies, streamline processes, manage risk, and grow ...

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March 30, 2022

Wills – a new revenue stream for the funeral industry?

According to IRN Research, the value of the Wills, Trust and Probate industry passed the £2bn mark for the first time in 2021. Leading many organisations to consider exp...

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March 9, 2022

Staff spotlights: Catherine Larsen

The Arken team is thrilled to welcome our new Head of Talent, Catherine Larsen. Here’s some more information so you can get to know Cat better…

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March 1, 2022

Staff spotlights: William Walshe

The Arken team is thrilled to welcome our new Customer Engagement Assistant, William Walshe. Here’s some more information so you can get to know Will better…

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March 1, 2022

Staff spotlights: Stacey Moss

The Arken team is thrilled to welcome our new Customer Success Manager, Stacey Moss. Here’s some more information so you can get to know Stacey better…

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February 24, 2022

Should estate planners embrace digital advertising?

Referrals are an estate planner’s best friend and work can often trickle down through a family’s generations, as many choose to stay with their trusted adviso...

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February 15, 2022

More Millennials are writing Wills

According to a recent report by Goldman and Sachs, Millennials are those born between 1980 and 2000. They demand digital services and convenience at the lowest cost and ...

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February 8, 2022

Digital transformation… where on earth do you start?

Digital transformation can be an intimidating term for what is simply a series of steps in an organisations’ technology adoption journey.

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January 27, 2022

Top ten tips for supporting modern families with their estate planning

STEPs recent survey ‘meeting the needs of modern families’ reports that 97% of advisors have helped a ‘blended family’ with their estate planning.

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January 17, 2022

Staff spotlights: Harriet Betteridge

The Arken team is thrilled to welcome our new Senior Solicitor – Legal Content, Harriet Betteridge. Here’s some more information so you can get to know Harrie...

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January 12, 2022

Staff spotlights: Robert Wheeler

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November 29, 2021

The case for tackling capacity for everyone

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November 23, 2021

Technology continues to replace paper trails for the legal sector

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November 11, 2021

Are your middle-income clients getting quietly pushed into higher death duty brackets?

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November 3, 2021

Staff spotlights: Laura Jarvis

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October 14, 2021

Top 5 Tips for Assessing Mental Capacity

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October 13, 2021

How is Arken like home hair-colouring?

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October 6, 2021

Arken.legal partners with Comentis

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October 5, 2021

Staff spotlights: Raj Patel

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September 29, 2021

Staff spotlights: New Recruits!

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July 26, 2021

Reducing Risk in Will Drafting

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June 9, 2021

Find your lost time

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June 9, 2021

What could you do with 2 extra months a year?!

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May 20, 2021

Arken.legal Sponsors Industry Champion Award

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May 17, 2021

Thursfields Appoints Arken.legal

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May 12, 2021

New Podcast Series Now Live!

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May 4, 2021

Staff Spotlight: Lee Erlank

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April 15, 2021

How Technology Can Assist in Managing Risk

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March 30, 2021

What William Shakespeare’s Will Tells Us About The Man Behind The Quill

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March 29, 2021

Will Software: Making the Complex Simple

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March 16, 2021

Arken.legal Receives Cyber Essentials’ Certificate of Assurance

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March 2, 2021

Staff Spotlight: Cormac Dunne

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February 24, 2021

Industry Report Interview with Dr David Mort

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February 17, 2021

The Wishing Will Foundation: Interview with Jade Gani

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February 11, 2021

Ian Bond Joins Arken’s Legal Advisory Board

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February 2, 2021

Product Spotlight: Arken Intestacy

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January 11, 2021

Staff Spotlight: New Recruits!

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June 2, 2019

Arken.legal and Exizent announce game-changing partnership to revolutionise ‘pre-to-post-death’ journey for legal firms

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