On Wednesday, the Women in Wills group met for the first time in 2024 at the fantastic Coal Shed by Tower Bridge, London. Organisers were beyond pleased to see a record number of attendees at a Regional Lunch and were excited to welcome some new professionals into the membership group.

Attendees heard from the new Chair of Women in Wills – Paige Gouldthorpe. Paige discussed her unique route into her current role and how looking back, she (as a future Partner) will never ask the Apprentice to ‘go and fetch her a bar of soap!!!’ Attendees were inspired by Paige’s story as it demonstrated that there are many ways to become a successful professional in the Wills and Probate industry. This presentation was a catalyst for many honest conversations throughout the room about people’s personal struggles and experiences as a woman working in a professional industry. It was fantastic to see the support and consideration between members, this atmosphere is something the Women in Wills group is motivated to sustain and be known for.

This event was a fantastic opportunity to introduce the 2024 Committee, here from our Chair Paige Gouldthorpe for her thoughts on the event:

“Yesterday was a day I will not forget.  Hosting 45 fabulous Women at the Coal Shed in London to discuss mental resilience in law and to have the opportunity to open up and share our personal experiences was very special.  I am very proud of all the woman in our sector, and I was so pleased to share with them WIW objectives for the year.  The feedback received has been overwhelming, and I am truly excited for Manchester on 6th June.  I would personally like to thank my fantastic committee for all their hard work in making this event a success.  Manchester we will see you soon!”

Women in Wills has some fantastic events lined up, see the WIW events page for more details: https://womeninwills.co.uk/events/

  • Wednesday 22nd May : The Interview Series with Arken.legal
  • Thursday 6th June: Regional Lunch – Manchester
  • Tuesday 24th September: Regional Lunch – Leeds

Thank you to Arken.legal and Estatesearch for speaking to the group and your continued support of Women in Wills. To learn more about the services they provide, please see their websites and contact details below:

https://arken.legal/ – Jessica Firbank (Head of Customer Service Delivery) jessica@arken.legal

https://www.estatesearch.co.uk/ – Emma Baddaley (Strategic Relationships Director) emma.baddaley@estatesearch.co.uk

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