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Private Client Section

Join today Welcome to the Private Client Section - the community for practitioners in wills, probate, financial and tax planning, trusts, mental capacity and estate administration. We provide you with support and guidance including through our magazine, webinars, events, and commentary.

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Announcing Collections – our new Private Client Section benefit

29 November 2018

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

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Government brings back probate fee hikes

7 November 2018

The government has resurrected plans for a sharp hike in probate fees on bigger estates.

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Elderly and vulnerable client care conference (12 October, London)

Booking is now open for our elderly and vulnerable client care conference 2018, which will take place on 12 October at the Law Society in London. 

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Seminar: Developments in private client practice (September 2018)

This one-hour seminar will provide a review of current issues in private client practice.

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Retraining: an introduction to wills, probate and trusts (April 2018)

The Law Society has developed a one day introductory training session to help solicitors considering a career move into wills, probate and trusts.

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Private Client Section annual conference 2018 (29 June, London)

The Law Society’s Private Client Section annual conference 2018 is an essential event for those who manage the legal affairs on behalf of their private clients in the UK and overseas.

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Shock of the new

6 November 2018By

The business of death is changing, as technology alters the way people are living their lives. How long before blockchain technology, e-signatures and chatbots become common on the private client stage? What else is waiting in the wings? Grania Langdon-Down investigates

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Raised voices

7 August 2018By

Communication is a critical factor in many complaints relating to legal services, according to a recent report by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Fiona du Feu examines 10 common communication areas that can make a difference

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Meet our committee

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The committee supports the development of the future strategy of the Section and enhancement of the services already offered to members.

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Take control

6 November 2018By

The EU General Data Protection Regulation magnifies the data privacy obligations of deputies and attorneys in relation to donors and people lacking mental capacity. Craig Ward provides a guide to the new requirements

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Keynote: Hot off the press

18 September 2018By

At the conference keynote session, Paul Lewis, financial journalist and broadcaster, in conversation with John Hyde, deputy news editor of the Law Society Gazette, spoke about pricing and clarity in legal services

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Section supporters

Endorsed services for Trusts and Court of Protection

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Endorsed services for wills and associated documents

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Benefits of Membership*

Private Client Section renewals

The Private Client Section will provide you with support, advice, networking opportunities and enable the sharing of best practice with peers.

The current Section Engagement programme has been created in consultation with the Section Advisory Committee

These issues will be addressed through a range of activities including: Workshops, Seminars, Conferences, Webinars, Website, E-newsletters, Magazines and a LinkedIn Group.

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