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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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HMRC publishes guidance on cryptocurrency taxation

15 January 2019

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has published guidance on how individuals possessing cryptoassets may be taxed.

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Government under fire for failure to check probate 'stealth tax' costs

15 January 2019

Government officials have not assessed the cost of administering probate for high value estates, despite plans to introduce increased charges, it has emerged. 

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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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Webinar: Family business succession - how to advise your clients (OnDemand)

This webinar identifies the issues particular to family businesses, why they arise and how to best protect against failing to survive beyond the third generation.

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Webinar: Buying and selling a family business (OnDemand)

This webinar looks at the range of issues relevant in buying or selling a family business both from the seller’s and the buyer’s perspective.

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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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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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