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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, advice and networking opportunities and enable the sharing of best practice with peers

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    Brain trust

    Lesley King provides an update on recent developments in private client law

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    Gilded cage

     Alexis Hearnden provides a guide to the the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards for the non-specialist practitioner

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    Read the signs

    Angela Johnson from the Office of the Public Guardian explains how to spot the signs of elder abuse

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    Wind it up

    Jo Summers addresses the key taxation issues trustees must be aware of when winding up a trust

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    New habits

    Philip Giles explains how private client, property and family departments can best work together when advising co-habitees

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    A family affair

    Jenny Cutts and Rosie Schumm provide a guide to advising wealthy clients on protecting family assets

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    A run for your money?

    Grania Langdon-Down explores competition in the probate market

  • Henrietta Mason

    Back to Basics: Removing and retiring trustees and PRs

    Removing a fellow professional fiduciary

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    Line of duty

    Charles Holbech discusses some recent cases that provide useful guidance on the scope of trustees’ duties

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    Casing the joints

    Julia Hardy and Fiona Lawrence explain the issues around joint bank accounts after one of the account-holders dies

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    A taxing issue

    Jo Summers explains the UK’s current position on tax compliance, and what advice you need to give your clients

  • Mike Hodin

    Silver linings

    Michael Hodin, executive director of the Global Coalition on Aging, talks about our ageing population

  • House in hand

    No place like home

    Sarah Playforth looks at the purchase of a home for someone who lacks mental capacity

  • Opportunity knocks

    Opportunity knocks

    Ian Cooper outlines three simple steps for building your private client business

  • A delicate jurisdiction

    A delicate jurisdiction

    Philip D’Arcy looks at the court’s powers to remove a trustee or personal representative

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    Careful as you go

    Bethan Harris and Beatrice Prevatt provide a detailed guide to Care Act 2014

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    All that glitters

    Simon Taube QC examines the conflict between the ‘golden rule’ and the solicitor’s duty to execute the will in a reasonable time

  • Faking It

    Faking it

    Jordan Holland and Sam Chandler look at the rise of will forgery, and the lessons to learn for practitioners

  • Jo Summers

    Back to Basics: FATCA and UK trusts

    Jo Summers explains what FATCA is and its application to UK trusts

  • Tina Riches

    Seeing red

    Tina Riches outlines the changes affecting private clients in the 2014 Budget

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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 and will focus on key issues.

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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