Votes are Now Open for Your Industry Champion

September 11, 2023

The finalists for the British Wills and Probate Industry Champion have been announced and it’s time to get voting!


This category is designed to celebrate those who have made significant contributions to the industry in the last year – and we’ve had some superb nominations. The final three are listed below and follow in the illustrious footsteps of 2021 and 2022 Champions Michael Culver and Trevor Worth respectively.


As proud sponsors of this award we’re delighted to help highlight these individuals and the great work they do.


Dave Newick, CEO, Arken Legal comments “Reading the nominations for the Industry Champion Award is always so inspiring, and choosing the finalists is always so difficult – with so many worthy winners put forward. Congratulations to everyone nominated, its well deserved. The three finalists chosen are great personalities and have enriched our industry and helped uplift those around them. We extend our wholehearted congratulations to them; your contributions will not go unnoticed. Well done.”


Your 2023 finalists are:


Gill Steel | Legal Trainer | LawSkills


“Simply put, Gill is a legend in the Private Client world. A constant in the lives of so many practitioners, helping them to navigate the day-to-day challenges of working within Wills and Probate. An inspiration to many, we must celebrate the dedication and outstanding work this individual has brought to the sector.”


Helen Claydon| Head of Legal| Fidelis Legal Services


“It is Helen’s mission statement that we as a profession have an obligation to the consumer to ensure that no one in society is prevented from having access to justice. Helen works tirelessly to promote legal services within socio demographic groups that feel alienated and not able to get access to legal advice.”


Holly Chantler | Head of Department | Morr & Co


“Holly is a genuine leader in the world of Court of Protection law; her enthusiasm, intelligence and commitment to this complex and often sensitive area of law that makes her stand out from her peers. An accomplished contributor to academic works, Holly is also National Director and Regional Chair (Surrey) for Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE); Founding Co-Director of The Professional Deputies Forum (PDF); and part of the Court of Protection Rules Committee at The Law Society.”


Show your support for these individuals, by placing your vote using this link.