New draft guidance has been published to assist those advising non-UK domiciled clients on the important tax changes introduced by the Finance (No 2) Act 2017.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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
The Law Society Library helps find immediate post death interest (IPDI) trust precedents.
System to go live in early April for Accredited Legal Representatives (ALRs) in the Court of Protection.
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.
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.