The High Court has granted permission to bring a claim under the Inheritance Act – despite it being issued some 25 years and nine months after the deadline.
Charitable organisations have urged the government to reconsider controversial proposals to increase some probate fees so that estates including bequests to charities are not adversely affected.
The Law Society Library discusses the succession rights of illegitimate relations on an intestacy.
You have until Friday 3 May to submit your entry for the award for Excellence in Private Client Practice.
300,000 vulnerable people will see their rights stripped back every year by imminent changes to the Mental Capacity Act, the Law Society has said.
The government is attempting to raise probate fees – we are calling on our members to write to their local MP to urgently raise concerns regarding this stealth tax
The Ministry of Justice is calling for evidence on the code of practice for the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA 2005).
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has published guidance on how individuals possessing cryptoassets may be taxed.
Government officials have not assessed the cost of administering probate for high value estates, despite plans to introduce increased charges, it has emerged.
How far can the Senior Courts Costs Office (SCCO) exceed a costs estimate? The Law Society’s Practice Advice Service explains.
Mental health patients must be given greater choice and control when the outdated Mental Health Act 1983 is revised, says the Law Society.
The Law Society updated its guidance on disputed wills in December 2018, Stephen Lawson looks at the changes.
Are you up to date with the Law Society’s practice notes? We’ve gathered together a list of ten key private client law practice notes that have been updated throughout the year.
Kate Mahon reviews the highlights from our 2018 conference on elderly and vulnerable client care.
We’ve gathered our top articles from past issues of PS magazine to help private client practitioners build their skills and follow best practice. Our first collection covers management in private client practice
The government has resurrected plans for a sharp hike in probate fees on bigger estates.
Legislation in force from next April will bring almost all non-resident owners of land within the scope of UK tax on their gains – the loss of a key tax benefit for investors. Jo Summers explains
The Law Society’s Library discusses advance decisions or living wills, and sources of commentary and precedents.
Vulnerable adults could be put at risk if care homes are given increased responsibility for decisions about their liberty.
The Law Society’s Practice Advice Service explains what standards your firm needs to uphold in order to receive Law Society accreditation.