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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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Patients detained under Mental Health Act need stronger safeguards

16 February 2018

People detained for mental health problems need legislation that protects them better, the Law Society of England and Wales said in its evidence to the independent review of the Mental Health Act 1983, announced by Theresa May in her most recent party conference speech.

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Ministry of Justice launches power of attorney fee refund scheme

16 February 2018

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has launched a scheme to refund those who may have paid more than they should for applying to register powers of attorney.

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Amanda Hardy

IHT and death: a tax update (4 April 2017, London)

This April seminar will include information on the budget

Sarah Harrison

IHT and death: a tax update (19 April 2017 (Manchester) and 9 May (Birmingham))

These May and April seminars will cover what’s important in the budget for private client practitioners. 


Private Client Section annual conference 2017 (SRA competence A2) (30 June 2017, London)

The conference will equip you with the very latest thinking on private client work, with parallel workshops covering current hot topics. This is an essential event for those who manage legal affairs on behalf of private clients in the UK and overseas.

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Private Client Section: Elderly client care conference (14 October 2016, London)

This popular event is tailored for private client practitioners dealing with the unique challenges of elderly clients. We are bringing together lawyers, health and social care experts, policy makers, academics and charity representatives to share their expertise on this complex area. 

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Paradise lost

14 February 2018By

The Panama Papers leak from one of the world’s largest offshore law firms has led to a hardening of attitudes towards tax avoiders – and that arguably includes many lawyers, who are deemed complicit in the actions of their clients. Diana Bentley looks at how the landscape has changed


Don't get in the red

7 November 2017By

Richard Dew explains the complexities of administrating insolvent estates

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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.

*See Section terms and conditions

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