The Digital Legacy Association advise both the Law Commission and the Law Society in areas relating to digital assets and digital legacy. We also run training courses for solicitors who deal with will writing and probate.
Flagship solicitor training course and support
We have developed a training course specifically for solicitors who deal with wills and probate. It is an intensive four hour course with no break. After the course each attendee will understand the online platforms used in the UK and how they can support their clients on each. Solicitors are also provided with access to our printed resources and with 1 year’s telephone support (10am-7pm Monday – Friday).
- An overview as to how communication, grief and death has changed due to the Internet.
- A comprehensive overview about the main online platforms being used in the UK and how they work.
- The legalities around each of the main online platforms being used in the UK and their terms of service.
- How the legal profession can advise on each of the main online platforms used in the UK
- A comprehensive overview about the main internet enabled devices being used in the UK and how they work.
- The legalities around each of the main internet enabled devices being used in the UK and their terms of service.
- How the legal profession can advise on each of the main internet enabled devices used in the UK
- Step by step guides as to how clients can prepare for death on each platform online.
- Step by step guides as to how we clients can prepare for death on each device.
- UK law for children in relation to digital assets, digital legacy and social media.
- What the implications are for online friends, family members and followers of the deceased when someone dies.
- How clients can obtain access to photos and videos of the deceased that are saved online.
- How to support clients with passing on their data to their next of kin.
- The social and legal implications of deleting social media and online accounts on behalf of the deceased.
- The EU’s legal ruling on the ‘right to be forgotten’ law and the implications of Brexit.
- How to ensure that digital legacy processes are adopted and adhered to within your practice.
Support provided and impact analysis
- Solicitor tools and frameworks (provided by the Digital Legacy Association)
- Regularly updated support material is made accessible for workshop attendees from the Digital Legacy Association.
- Training material is provided for workshop attendees to train will and probate colleagues.
- 1 year’s telephone support is provided for all training attendees (10am-7pm Monday – Friday)
- Printed resources and signposts to areas of further support.
- Legal practices who have three or more employees attending our flagship course become accredited in ‘Digital Legacy and Digital Assets’ by the Digital Legacy Association.
- Legal practices who have three or more employees attending our flagship course can use the Digital Legacy Association logo as an accredited member of the Digital Legacy Association.
Bespoke solicitor training courses and Think Tanks
We have ran a range of bespoke courses and think tanks to support the legal profession. Contact us directly to discuss your requirements.
Law Students & University teaching
We have taught digital asset and digital legacy planning to a range students and at an array of Universities across the UK and the United States of America. It is important that future generations of legal practitioner and will writers are able to understand and apply current methodologies to their practice.
TV and Radio
The Digital Legacy Association have spoken about the UK law in relation to digital assets and digital legacy on TV and Radio. If you are a journalist feel free to contact us directly or download our support material here.
If you would like to speak with us about our solicitor training courses contact us for further information.
Thought-provoking feature with @DigitalLegacyCo on @BBCRadio4 last night - do you know what what you want to happen to your #digital #legacy when you die? Are your online assets dealt with in your will? Do you know how they’re treated under the law? Very eye-opening. pic.twitter.com/ASndeGGRl1— James Heathcote (@JHPrivateClient) December 21, 2017
Announcement: Upcoming changes to UK law, documenting our wishes and will writing. https://t.co/EMHqPm8LSE #UKLaw pic.twitter.com/dYWvI9BQcF— Digital Legacy Assoc (@DigitalLegacyCo) July 13, 2017
"Lawyers need to think out if the box now that we live in a digital world" - @GaryRycroft. #BigConversation pic.twitter.com/qp8I1Dqi04— Digital Legacy Assoc (@DigitalLegacyCo) May 14, 2016