To support our members, the Private Client Section has created templates for a client-focused probate questionnaire and a wills questionnaire.
People detained for mental health problems need legislation that protects them better, the Law Society of England and Wales said in its evidence to the independent review of the Mental Health Act 1983, announced by Theresa May in her most recent party conference speech.
The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has launched a scheme to refund those who may have paid more than they should for applying to register powers of attorney.
The state must protect vulnerable people from being deprived of their liberty without proper legal safeguards, the Law Society of England and Wales said following a stinging ruling in the Court of Protection.
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The Law Society has responded to a wide-ranging consultation from the Law Commission on reforming laws around making a will.
The Law Society has published a new practice note to support solicitors appointed as accredited legal representatives (ALRs) by the Court of Protection. ALRs must be members of the Society’s new Mental Capacity (Welfare) Accreditation scheme which houses the quality assured panel of representatives.
Courts should have the power to recognise and give legal effect to a deceased person’s final wishes even where the formalities of a valid will are not present, the Law Society said today.
As part of its digitisation of the probate system, HMCTS is canvassing opinion on the current service, and wants to hear from practitioners.