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In the first of a new series of interviews with private client practitioners, outgoing Section chair Gary Rycroft of Joseph A Jones & Co in Lancaster, looks at his career to date, what’s in his in-tray, and the current challenges faced by private client solicitors.
Gary Rycroft explains some of the various advance care planning options available, and how solicitors can start the conversation with clients
Gary Rycroft considers the Law Commission’s new consultation on wills
The government may have dropped its planned hike in probate fees, but Gary Rycroft suspects it is not the last we’ll hear of the proposals
Gary Rycroft explains how the Section committee has been pooling its expertise for the benefit of members
Gary Rycroft welcomes plans by the Solicitors Regulation Authority to reform the route to qualification, especially if it can stimulate and promote social mobility within the profession
In May 2016, the Law Society and Private Client Section hosted a roundtable discussion on the Mental Capacity Act 2005, to support the recently formed National Mental Capacity Forum. Gary Rycroft reports back on the day’s talking points
Government plans to raise probate fees is the latest move to ‘reform’ private client law. Such meddling can only lead to more problems, argues Gary Rycroft
It’s all well and good advertising a friendly and personable service, but law firms, and private client solicitors in particular, need to be visible and accessible to prospective clients at all times. Gary Rycroft explains
Gary Rycroft welcomes three new members to the Private Client Section committee, and reports back from the Cross Border Conference