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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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Exclusive to PCS members: client-focused probate and wills questionnairesSubscription

19 February 2018

To support our members, the Private Client Section has created templates for a client-focused probate questionnaire and a wills questionnaire.  

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Law Society publishes new briefing on SRA transparency rules

23 July 2018Updated: 3 August 2018

The new briefing will help you get a better understanding of what the changes were, why they were announced, and initial points to consider for risk and compliance within your practice.

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Drafting wills to cover assets in overseas jurisdictions (1 June 2018)

Whether you want to be able to draft a single will to cover your clients’ worldwide assets or whether you need to draft more than one will to cover your clients’ assets in the UK or abroad, this webinar will help you to understand the inherent dangers and opportunities.

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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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Private Client Section seminars: IHT and Death: A tax update (April/May 2018)

This seminar will highlight recent changes affecting Inheritance Tax. 

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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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Paul Lewis in conversation with John Hyde at conference 2018

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

Art work - gift in lieu of tax or sell?

State of the artSubscription

7 August 2018By ,

Eleni Polycarpou and Giulia Trojano consider the tax and inheritance issues involved in handling estates rich in artworks, and look to the future and the rise of digital art 

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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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