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IBIS Birmingham New Street Station Hotel


IBIS Birmingham New Street Station Hotel
21 Ladywell Walk, Arcadian Centre, Birmingham, B5 4ST


13 Sep 2019


All of the day



A Probate Practitioners Guide to Antiques and Collectables

Course Objective

To provide a basic guide to understanding and identifying valuable antiques and collectables that can exist within an estate. The primary focus will be on promoting understanding of the various types of porcelain, glass and curios that can be found, with reference to the aesthetic designs and designers of various periods.

Who should do this course?  

Anyone who is involved in assessing the financial worth of an estate or identifying items of potential value at the earliest point of administration. Primarily this will assist in aiding a practitioner or an assessor in identifying items that should be preserved and referred for expert valuation or highlighted on an itinerary. The course would be of use to local authority staff, paralegals, lawyers and probate practitioners whose work remit involves front line probate work or administration.          

Overview of the course   

The primary focus will be on a selection of porcelain and pottery from the United Kingdom’s famed pottery houses, glassware, and collectables from the mid-nineteenth century through to the 1950’s. The emphasis, with actual examples and illustrations, is on the evolving style of the various periods that assist in identifying objects that can be attributed to a particular period. Included will be mid to late Victorian, the Art Nouveau period, art deco and the 1950’s.

Duration and attendance

The course is taught on a one-day basis with attendance and delivered by Ian Grant LLB (HONS) who has years of experience in probate practice.


The cost of the full-day course is £300.00 to include refreshments but no lunch. The venues are all in easy reach of cafes, coffee shops etc so delegates can stretch their legs at lunchtime. 

If you wish to sit an assessment after the event, which is a short answer test sent by email, successful completion would entitle you to be awarded an official hard copy certificate of completion by the Institute of Paralegals. The cost for this is an additional £40.00. You do not need to decide when booking the event, you can apply for this for up to 14 days after the event.

How to enroll

To enroll, please contact the IoP by phone on 0144 2508 205 to make a payment by debit/credit card or by email if you need an invoice beforehand at

Alternatively, you can also make payment by one of the below accepted methods of payment:

- BACS bank transfer –


Account name: Institute of Paralegals

Account number: 39289317

Sort code: 09-01-29

 - Credit or debit card via PayPal (, making the payment to


A CPD certificate will be issued with 7 CPD Points from the Institute of Paralegals to all delegates that attend the full day.

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