New national centre for Chancery Law Group

Chancery Law Group, the nationwide provider of estate planning products to financial intermediaries, is to open a new National Development Centre to act as the springboard for its next phase of growth.

The centre, located in Hatfield, opens on December 2 and will act as the focal point for the Group&#39s expansion over the coming years. Up to 100 estate planning consultants are being recruited to operate out of the site, which will spearhead sales of asset protection products.

It is hoped that the site will cut widespread public ignorance of key property ownership decisions, such as whether a couple should own a house as tenants-in-common or joint tenants.

In addition to acting as the base for CLG&#39s sales staff, the centre will become the hub for introducers and act as the stage for the group&#39s training and development programme.

The opening of Hatfield reflects a 300% rise in sales at CLG over the past year, which has been won on the back of sharply increasing interest in inheritance tax avoidance products.

Bruce Boswell, CLG&#39s commercial development director, says: “We have had stunning growth over the past year and the National Development Centre will allow us to cope better with the existing level of business and take us to the next stage.”

Once the Centre has opened, sales activity and introducer support will transfer from the

company&#39s Lewes Head Office to Hatfield.