The Criminal Finances Act 2017, in force from 30 September, introduces a new criminal offence of failure to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion. Stuart Adams provides an update
New practice note on Criminal Finances Act 2017.
The Law Society cautiously welcomes online probate applications.
A new corporate criminal offence of failing to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion comes into force on 30 September - yet many still seem not to know about it. In advance of a longer article in the November edition of PS, Stuart Adams explains why private client practitioners must sit up and pay attention.
A retired senior judge has warned that the public needs to be alerted to risks arising from a lack of safeguards in the power of attorney system.
The Law Society has intervened at the employment appeal tribunal, successfully arguing that the tribunal should have the power to appoint a litigation friend for a claimant who lacks the mental capacity to instruct a solicitor to pursue their case.
The Law Society is concerned by suggestions that the government may bring back large hikes in probate fees that were dropped before the election. The Gazette looks at the likelihood of the ‘death tax’ returning to the government’s agenda.
LSB research highlights vulnerable client experiences.
A public consultation by the Law Commission is a welcome step towards updating will-making laws to keep them fit for purpose.
Floyd Porter explains why the Law Society’s new mental capacity (welfare) accreditation scheme is an important step forward for the protection of the vulnerable and others involved in Court of Protection hearings.