Laurelo, a pioneering company in the legal sector, has once again been recognised as the Best Probate Provider (South). The prestigious accolade comes from the British Wills and Probate Awards, and Laurelo was the sole winner in a highly competitive category of six shortlisted companies.

In a highly competitive field with a record number of entries, Laurelo Probate emerged as a standout winner in the prestigious category. Each submission underwent rigorous scrutiny by an expert panel of judges representing various legal services. The process is designed to acknowledge individuals and organizations that excel in technological and operational innovation, demonstrate mastery of legal intricacies, and provide exceptional client service.

Hosted by the renowned TV Presenter and Journalist, Jenny Bond, the 2023 British Wills and Probate Awards event was a sell-out, celebrating excellence in the industry. Laurelo’s commitment to disrupting the probate sector with innovative recruitment and training processes was hailed as “an interesting company and one to watch” by the panel of judges.

This remarkable achievement underscores Laurelo’s dedication to making probate compassionate and straightforward for families during their most challenging times. With a strong family ethos, transparent costs, and clear communication, Laurelo stands out as an industry leader.

Laurelo Director, Emma Knewstub commented on the win, saying,

“We are thrilled to receive this award for the second consecutive year. It’s now widely considered a “badge of honour” for practitioners like us who meet stringent criteria. a testament to our team’s hard work and our unwavering commitment to families during their probate journey. We believe in putting people first, and this recognition validates our efforts.”

With only 46% of over 40s having a Will, Laurelo’s mission to simplify and demystify probate becomes even more critical. The awards celebrate not only Laurelo’s excellence but also their commitment to raising awareness about the importance of death, education, and preparation.

Laurelo Probate provides round-the-clock support, in-home meetings, and personalised assistance across multiple channels, including a 24/7 advice line. Their approach to probate has earned them not only this award but also two national industry awards and membership in the NAFD and SAIF trade bodies.

The Best Probate Provider in the South award cements Laurelo’s position as a leading figure in the probate industry and reinforces their mission to offer compassionate and transparent probate services.

Further details about The British Wills and Probate Awards 2023, and a full recording of the evening’s celebration, are available at




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Patrick and Phillipa Vickery (Executor)

"When you lose a parent it’s an emotionally challenging time. Finding people to genuinely help with the mountain of subsequent issues is not easy. We dealt with Laurelo who took care of our Probate. Communicative and easy to talk to, Laurelo took away a bunch of stress and handled a complex estate excellently. I have no doubt that his experience has saved my family a significant tax burden."

C Hardman (Executor)

"Well informed, helpful and efficient throughout the whole probate journey. I was particularly impressed by the speed of response when I had questions"

V Garner (Executor)

"Thank you for dealing with the probate so efficiently. I would not hesitate to recommend your services in the future."

J Jackson (Executor)

"It has been my absolute pleasure to have met Michael and for him to act on my behalf, a wonderful, professional,  caring person whose services I would recommend to anyone."

Peter Nash/Paula Cranmer (Executors)

"I would recommend Laurelo to anyone who needs good and sensible advice about the probate process at a very reasonable price."

A Wilson (Executor)

"I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Laurelo in what, at the outset felt like a daunting task, but in reality once explained to us and the burden of completing the forms taken away and completed by a professional the process was seamless."

Lorri Turner Senior Manager (Herongate Wood)

“I have always found Michael at Laurelo to be engaging, honest and supportive of the customers needs. The offer of a home visit to see clients within their own familiar surroundings further supports this. I have no difficulty in recommending their services."

G Perrett Will Protect Ltd & Executor

“Michael's professionalism and knowledge of every aspect of probate is only matched by his sensitivity and patience. He instinctively knows what to say and when to say it and I am so grateful to him for helping me navigate the most difficult period of my life so far safe in the knowledge that I could simply "park" this part of the process and leave it with him to "sort out"."

K Whittle (Executor)

“They provided a professional and emphatic approach and took all the stress away from dealing with probate. Filing the forms very promptly and the whole process was dealt with in just over a month. I would highly recommend and I again thank them for their help."

Mr. A Browne (Executor)

The pricing point is good and in line with a few others, we found however for the service we received I do not think we could have put a price on it.

We would wholeheartedly recommend Michael and his team."

John F Smith (Executor)

“I was most satisfied with the service he provided, and his gentle and considerate manner was most comforting at a difficult time in my life."

Robert Evans (Executor)

“I just wanted to express my sincere thanks to Michael for the way in which he managed the probate arrangements at what was a very difficult time for myself and the family. Whilst always professional and efficient he was very sensitive and supportive - explaining things clearly and making the whole process (which was totally new to us) that much more straightforward. It took a load off our minds and he progressed things really quickly Thank you"

Here at Laurelo, we're committed to our clients and their path to probate

Here at Laurelo, we're committed to our clients and their path to probate