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  • tax evasion

    New draft guidance on Finance (No 2) Act 2017

    10 April 2018 Updated: 3 August 2018

    New draft guidance has been published to assist those advising non-UK domiciled clients on the important tax changes introduced by the Finance (No 2) Act 2017.

  • shattering-glass

    SRA Handbook reforms Q&A: What could it mean?

    3 April 2018

    You may have heard that the SRA is proposing sweeping changes to the Handbook, which the Law Society believes could seriously damage the reputation of the profession. Here, Law Society policy adviser Marzena Lipman looks at the specific proposals which would allow solicitors to carry out non-reserved legal services from unregulated entities, and their potential impact on both solicitors and clients.

  • contracts

    PAS FAQ: LLPs, appointing partners and incorporation

    27 March 2018

    I am drafting a will and my firm, an LLP, is being appointed executor. If we incorporate at a later date, will this invalidate the appointment?

  • elderly hands

    Deprivation of liberty safeguards to be reformed

    23 March 2018

    Legislation will be brought forward to reform safeguards covering people detained under the Mental Capacity Act 2005, the government has announced, accepting several recommendations made by the Law Commission.

  • digital services

    Get involved in the government's online probate pilot

    19 March 2018 Updated: 26 March 2018

    The HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) Probate Reform Team provides an update on the online grant of representation service, and how solicitors can get involved in the next stage of testing. 

  • awards

    The Law Society Excellence Awards are back for 2018!

    9 March 2018

    The Excellence Awards are back for 2018 and are going to be the biggest and best yet. The awards include Excellence in Private Client Practice, which celebrates excellence and outstanding achievement in private client work

  • precedents

    Immediate post death interest (IPDI) trust precedents

    9 March 2018

    The Law Society Library helps find immediate post death interest (IPDI) trust precedents. 

  • brain 390 234

    Accredited legal representatives in the Court of Protection

    9 March 2018

    System to go live in early April for Accredited Legal Representatives (ALRs) in the Court of Protection. 

  • New anti-money laundering (AML) guidance approved by HM Treasury

    7 March 2018 Updated: 14 March 2018

    The anti-money laundering (AML) guidance produced by the legal sector AML supervisors, including the Law Society, has now received the approval of HM Treasury and is available to download now.

  • hmrc

    Q&A: the new UK Online Trusts Registration Service

    22 February 2018

    The Trusts Register will provide a single point of access for trustees and their agents to register and update their records online, replacing the current paper 41G(Trust) form and the ad hoc process for trustees to notify changes in their circumstances.