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.
The Law Society’s Library provides information and details of precedents relating to digital assets and wills.
The Law Society responds to the Charity Commission’s review.
It is a requirement for professional deputies to hold sufficient Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) to cover the whole estate of all of their deputyship clients. The vast majority of professional deputies do have adequate PII cover but the Office of Public Guardian (OPG) have become aware of some professional deputies who do not.
Patrick Connolly offers some guidance on how best to advise clients about handling their investments in a post-Brexit / Trump landscape.
Helping clients to make informed choices about legal services that best meet their needs is at the heart of the solicitor profession’s priorities, the Law Society said today as it published a toolkit on price and service transparency
Your Section membership includes four webinars and access to discounted online training from the Law Society. You can now access these through the new Professional Development Centre – your enhanced eLearning portal that enables you to capture all your learning in one free online record.