We invite off-shore trustees to complete a brief survey to help identify potential issues with proposed changes to offshore trusts.
We’re looking to hear from our Welsh members if they have seen a rise in accountants moving into probate work.
The Law Society has responded to the Office of Tax Simplification’s Inheritance Tax Review.
The Law Society Library provides guidance on contentious probate (Larke v Nugus) and where precedents and guidance can be found.
Court users will now be able to send applications directly to the regional hub where they reside, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has proposed.
In the May 2018 edition (issue 133) of PS, the Law Society published an article entitled ‘State of mind’ by Elizabeth Barclay, a solicitor at Howard Kennedy LLP.
New draft guidance has been published to assist those advising non-UK domiciled clients on the important tax changes introduced by the Finance (No 2) Act 2017.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.
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.