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Private Client Section

Welcome to the Private Client section - the community for practitioners in wills, probate, financial and tax planning, trusts, mental capacity and estate administration
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Latest Spotlights

Our Spotlights are concise, expert-authored updates giving you the information and guidance you need to address the practical impact of recent case law, legislation and practice developments

Patrick Connolly

Spotlight: Autumn Statement - private client implicationsSubscription

4 December 2014By

On 3 December, George Osborne delivered his Autumn Statement. Certified Financial Adviser Patrick Connolly outlines the key private client measures

Ian Bond

Spotlight: FATCA – register with the IRS by 25 OctoberSubscription

16 October 2014Updated: 21 October 2014By

Those trusts deemed to be a Financial Institution under FATCA need to have completed the registration process with the IRS before 31 December 2014. We recommend that you register by 25 October to ensure sanctions are not applied.

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As a Section member, you're entitled to four webinars as part of your membership, available live and on-demand

Katie Scott

Webinar: Court of Protection update 2014 (22nd October 2014)


In one of the four webinars inclusive in 2014 Private Client Section membership, Katie Scott looks at financial applications in the Court of Protection, including issues around joint property, capacity evidence and court costs

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Private Client Section seminars (November 2014 to March 2015) - FREE for Section members

These 12 regional evening seminars provide a comprehensive review of current private client issues, focusing on best practice in ADR, elderly client, recent case law and statutes, and taxation

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Latest Commentary

Leading commentator Lesley King analyses the most important cases, legislation and practice updates and provides a concise summary of the issues in practice

Lesley King

New rule for the main residence exemptionSubscription

9 December 2014By

Lesley discusses HMRC’s response to their consultation on CGT and the main residence exemption 

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Section members receive our bi-monthly magazine, PS. Read sample articles exclusively here or find out more about the magazine

Darkening the door

Darkening the door

18 November 2014By

Doorstep crime is an increasing problem, especially for vulnerable adults and the elderly. Ruth Andrews explains what it is, and how practitioners can spot the warning signs and help protect vulnerable clients

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Benefits of Membership*

As a Law Society Private Client Section member, you will receive

Up to 20.8 CPD points earned using your:

  • Bi-monthly specialist magazine, PS
  • Regional seminars covering Tax and IHT, Elderly client and Private client issues
  • 4 topical webinars available live and on download

Discounts off:

  • The Section's Back to Basics regional workshops (Bristol, Southampton, Leeds)
  • The Section's Cross Border conference (March 2015)
  • The Section Annual Conference (May 2015)
  • The Section's Elderly Care conference - Oct 2015
  • The Law Society Publishing books, events and webinars


  • Our new interactive website allowing you to access all your benefits in one place
  • Market tailored e-newsletters and specialist Spotlight publications with feature updates and case commentaries from Lesley King
  • Opportunities to network and influence change.

*See Section terms and conditions

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