Who we are

It’s all about collaboration

Women in Wills is a friendly membership group for women working throughout the wills and probate industry

COLLABORATION | INSIGHT | SUPPORT

We focus on organising online and in-person networking events, where we discuss a broad range of topics, from the personal to the professional.

We aim to provide a friendly, supportive environment to include women at all stages in their careers, where we can ask questions and gain insight from our peers.

Over the years we have been proud to witness and celebrate career progression from members of our group.

Women in Wills is facilitated by Today’s Media and brought to you by Today’s Wills and Probate.

You can subscribe to our free newsletter here.

Join the conversation on the Women in Wills LinkedIn Group

Thank you to our sponsors Arken.legal and EstateSearch for their continued support.

Great discussions

Peer to peer discussions can take many shape and forms. Recent topical discussions have ranged from the new Charities Act 2022 and it’s implications for practitioners, attracting talent and supporting rising stars right through to the challenges of the pandemic and it’s knock on effect to the wills and probate sector.

Over the years at our in-person events we have raised thousands of pounds for a variety of carefully chosen charities including Ella’sBalloons, The Fiona Wheeler Charitable Foundation and Sowenna.

Join the debate on LinkedIn or register to attend our next event.

Meet our Chair

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Paige Gouldthorp
Head of Fosters in Lowestoft, a Court of Protection Specialist and Deputy Head of the Wills, Trusts and Probate Team at Fosters Solicitors in Norwich

Paige is a 3 time national award winning lawyer full of passion and drive to produce the best client experience possible. Paige was voted top 100 Inspiring Women of Norfolk and is a Trustee for Big C Cancer Charity and Norfolk and Norwich Festival.  She acts on behalf of vulnerable people in the Court of Protection and provides advice surrounding mental capacity and best interest decisions.

Paige’s calling is working with vulnerable individuals. She has known some people who have been close to ending their own lives or were shattered from the system and believes that her role is to bring her legal expertise to help create the best outcomes for vulnerable individuals.

“I feel so blessed to be given the opportunity to be Chair of such a formidable Group of Women.  What I love so much about the group is that it is dedicated to empowering women in the private client sector and this is what I work towards on a daily basis.

I am excited to enhance the profile of the group on a national basis, be a voice for the voiceless, and promote inclusion and diversity in our sector.  I am truly excited to meet likeminded professionals at our in person events.  2024 will be the year of empowerment and collaboration!”

Meet our supporters

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Karen Babington
Director, Resolutem

“Being part of a network of specialists is always useful. What makes Women in Wills different is how helpful and willing members are to assist in requests for help; whether they be technical, regulatory, or personal. Personally, it has been rewarding to witness how many people have progressed in their careers in the few years we have been running the group, and hear so many success stories. I am also proud of the fact that we have raised thousands of pounds for deserving charities.”

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Pippa Shepherd
Head of Customer Engagement, Arken.legal (UK)

“Women in Wills has enabled me to meet so many people, learn from their experiences, laugh together and feel part of a community – this was especially lovely during lockdown where the Zoom calls kept us all going and helped relieve the stress of not seeing anyone different for months!” 

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Heidi Jenkins

“I personally feel so privileged to be part of such a welcoming and friendly group. These sessions are fun, yet informative, with leading sector specialists opening up discussions and learning. There’s a fantastic culture of care within the group; it’s great to see and celebrate the successes of other members and genuinely develop closer professional and personal relationships. We look forward to welcoming you along.”

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Emma Baddaley
Strategic Relationship Director

“It’s been an honour to have been involved with Women In Wills since its inception and to have seen this incredible group of women grow and connect over the years. The group fosters wonderful relationships, both professionally and personally and provides an invaluable platform for women in the wills, probate and private client space to collaborate, develop, promote, share ideas and learn, as well as to network! It’s a privilege for Estate Search to be sponsors of this fantastic group. We look forward to welcoming new members!”

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Katy Spencer
Senior Account Manager, Estatesearch

“I enjoy being a part of Women in Wills’ informative webinars and events. It gives me the opportunity to connect with peers & thought-leaders within the industry, to learn more about the sector and share knowledge and best practice.”

Our Sponsors

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