A Helping Hand
At Arken, we know it is a difficult time and we are there to help you through it. From webinars to useful documents, Arken will work with you through this pandemic. Our range of cloud-based solutions facilitate online and remote working, so please book a demo or contact us to see how we can help you and your business during this time.
General Powers of Attorney
A General Power of Attorney is particularly useful in the current climate where Lasting Powers of Attorney registrations can potentially take several weeks. If a client has not authorised a person to act on their behalf and they become incapacitated – due to COVID-19 or otherwise – there may be significant difficulty in managing their affairs for them without first getting a court order. Indeed, a spouse may not even be able to operate a joint bank account to access mortgage payments if they are not authorised by the joint signatory to act on their behalf in case of incapacitation.
We ran a webinar looking at GPAs, outlining why clients should consider a GPA in tandem with an LPA when they make their Will and demonstrated how quick and easy it is to create one in Arken Professional.
Advance Decisions specify your clients' wishes directly to a medical professional. You can watch our webinar on how to draft an Advance Decision for your clients, including the different types available and why it is so important for clients to make these binding instructions directly to their medical professionals.
Webinars to Assist during COVID-19
Business Continuity series
Business Continuity during COVID-19 - part 1
This webinar goes through ways in which you can help your clients during this time without the need to visit them, how you can communicate this to them sensitively and also how you can use technology to help in taking instructions remotely.
It covers the range of recommended documents, how to market to clients sensitively, who may be the most in need of documents at this time, remote working options, security, online Wills and Arken.legal tools to support in the short term.
Business Continuity during COVID-19 - part 2
This part 2 looks at where we are a month on from this and the next steps to take from a business, staff and legal perspective.
Business Continuity during COVID-19 - part 3
As we start to see lockdown measures easing and the potential return to the office, what do you need to consider? In this webinar, we take a look at key drivers for both you and your staff. From agile working, new business policies, to managing clients. What ways of working will stay for the future, which will revert? How do we plan for a potential spike in cases and a lockdown phase 2? Join us in exploring these key themes and more…
Online Wills - Why Offer them to Clients (and Why Particularly during COVID-19)
There has been significant growth in online Wills over the last year or so and the demand has been ever greater during the COVID-19 outbreak. In this webinar, we look at who may be wanting to do an online Will, how the demand is increasing and why now is a good time to start offering one as part of your mix of services.
Online Will Service demonstration
In this webinar, we demonstrate the Arken Online Will Service - both the client experience and the back office to process any documents you wish to check.
Financial Management during COVID-19: Bryden Johnson Interview
Join MD of Arken.legal, Dave Newick, as he discusses best practice financial management for your business during COVID-19, with Jackie Wilding from chartered accountants, Bryden Johnson.
Marketing through the COVID-19 Outbreak
Marketing the need to make a Will is difficult at the best of times, but how do you pitch it correctly during this time? What products should you be offering now? What price? Why do you need to change your marketing strategy? In this webinar, we discuss product, price, place, people and the all important look at promotion and how you can market in a sensitive way.
Trust Referencer: A Guide to Trust Taxation Available Anywhere, Anytime
While remote working, it is easy to miss those quick reference tools that are readily available in the office. Arken's Trust Referencer is a tool that any of your team can access remotely - at any time, anywhere there is an internet connection. With downloadable personalised reports on each testamentary or Inter Vivos Trust, this tool ensures all clients or trustees are aware of the taxation implications of any Trusts.
Less Stress, More Strategy: Mastering Mindfulness during COVID-19
The purpose of mindfulness is to bring new awareness to self, to others and to situations. With many people working remotely during the current COVID-19 climate, it’s certainly a new situation to get our heads around – both personally and professionally. Clients’ needs and expectations will be experiencing changes, too. Seeing things from a new perspective opens up a range of different possibilities and actions. New thinking and new behaviour arise from being more mindful and, in this way, change can be instant and painless. Join MD of Arken.legal, Dave Newick, as he interviews Jenny Robinson – a Mindfulness and Leadership Coach, and Co-Author of Coaching on the Go: How to lead your team in 10 minutes a day (FT/Pearson, 2019) – and discover how mindfulness can impact your practice for the better. Jenny is also Director of Hinton & Co – a consultancy specialising in motivation, leadership and performance, based in Oxford.
The Arken Product Suite - a demonstration of how you can digitise your Will drafting business
See the full Arken product suite - combining online Wills, Arken Professional, Arken Acquire, Arken Anywhere and Trust Referencer. Explore how you can digitise your Will and other document drafting while improving your client experience, managing your risk and increasing productivity. We walk through different instruction taking scenarios such as online Wills, digital fact finds, remote instruction taking as well as the popular Arken Professional.
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Digitisation: Why Digitise & How To Get Started
The basics of digitisation - what are the benefits, what will it give you and the key stages that you can go through to get started, improve and continually develop.
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Arken Cloud-based Solutions
Cloud-based professional advisor drafting tool for Wills, LPAs, GPAs, Advance Decisions, as well as Expression of Wishes and Severance of Joint Tenancy.
Faster drafting to meet increased demand, peer review and cross company document sharing, allows different types of users for utilising all staff.
Quickly and remotely capture data from your client that can easily be imported into Arken Professional for fast drafting of their documents.
Also use in conjunction with the Arken.legal Online Will Service to capture details for more complex Will instructions or for lead generation
Arken Online Will Service
Clients are currently looking for a quick and easy solution for putting their affairs in order.
Arken.legal’s Online Wills answers this with either a comprehensive self service Will, or an option to have it checked by you – their trusted advisor.
Online reference tool that shows all the tax implications of Testamentary and Inter Vivos Trusts.
Ideal reference that staff can access outside of the office. Personalised client reports can be downloaded.
If you have remote instruction takers that you don't wish to see the document being drafted, they can use Arken Anywhere to input instructions which can easily be synchronised back to the main drafter for completion.
If you have the right to create Trust documentation, using Arken Lifetime will enable fast drafting, ensure all your documentation is in the same place and give you the consistent look and feel you have come to expect from using Arken Professional.