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Mental health patients must be given greater choice and control when the outdated Mental Health Act 1983 is revised, says the Law Society.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.
A new legal obligation, the ‘requirement to correct’ (the RTC) requires taxpayers with outstanding offshore tax non-compliance to correct the position before 30 September 2018. Stuart Adams explains what action you need to take.
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.