The Law Society launched a new mental capacity accreditation for legal representatives serving the Court of Protection.
In February, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) announced it would be taking forward the new probate fees scheme it consulted on in spring 2016. The Law Society responded to this ...
The starting pistol has been fired for nominations for the 2017 Law Society Excellence Awards which celebrate the best and brightest among English and Welsh solicitors.
A simpler set of safeguards is needed to protect the growing number of vulnerable people unable to give informed consent when they are confined to hospital or a care home to receive the care they need, the Law Society said today.
Patrick Connolly of Chase de Vere provides commentary on the private client aspects of the chancellor’s spring 2017 budget.
Since the release of the consultation outcome, we have asked the MoJ to clarify whether the new fees will apply on the basis of the date of death of the individual or the date of the application for probate.
The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) has published guidance for professionals who are appointed to act as an individual’s attorney under a lasting power of attorney.
The Law Society has issued a practice note to assist solicitors who receive a request from a property and financial affairs attorney or deputy for access to the will of an individual who has lost mental capacity.
The government has decided to proceed with all of the proposals outlined in its consultation on changes to fees for grants of probate, which ran from February to April 2016
Following a recent consultation, the government has decided to proceed with the creation of the new legal role and status of guardian of the property and affairs of a missing person.