Free training event for legal professionals on Wills, legacies and trustee issues

Legal professionals who want to develop their knowledge of Wills, legacies and trustee issues can benefit from a free event in Worcester co-hosted by Thursfields Solicitors.

The half-day of continuing professional development will take place at Worcester Warriors’ Sixways Stadium from 8.30am to 1pm on Thursday 26 March.

Thursfields is running the event in partnership with Cancer Research UK and the speakers include:

  • ‘Will drafting and professional negligence claims’, delivered by Katherine Ellis, a senior associate specialising in contested wills and estates matters at Thursfields.
  • ‘Charities as beneficiaries’, delivered by Maria King, a solicitor and head of legacy professional partnerships at Cancer Research UK.
  • ‘Trustee duties and related dispute processes’, delivered by Fay Collinson, a chancery and public law barrister at Kings Chambers.

Katherine Ellis, who before joining Thursfields worked in-house on complex and contested legacy issues for a large national charity, said: “I will be providing an overview of the potential risks of negligence in drafting a Will and, importantly, will explain how to avoid them.

“This event is a must for private client professionals who want to develop their knowledge about will drafting, probate, trustees’ responsibilities and handling contentious issues.”

All three speakers will take part in a panel answering questions from the audience before the event ends with a networking lunch. There is no charge to attend but places are limited.

For more information or to reserve places contact Neil Antcliffe, legacy partnerships manager at Cancer Research UK, on 07799 621935 or email

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