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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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Master grants Inheritance Act application made 25 years out of time

14 March 2019

The High Court has granted permission to bring a claim under the Inheritance Act – despite it being issued some 25 years and nine months after the deadline.

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Charities warn MoJ over impact of probate fee hike

13 March 2019

Charitable organisations have urged the government to reconsider controversial proposals to increase some probate fees so that estates including bequests to charities are not adversely affected.

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Case law seminar: Constructive methods to successfully navigate the CoP and beyond (OnDemand)

Recorded: 31 January 2019Venue: The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, LondonSRA competency: A2, B1 and B2

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Soft skills seminar: Deathbed wills – a seminar for practitioners preparing wills at the end of life (OnDemand)

Recorded: 31 January 2019Venue: The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London SRA competancy: A1, A2, A4, A5, B1, B3, B4, B6, B7, C1, C2 and D2

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Cross border conference (7 March 2019, London)

International private client work is an increasingly complex and changing environment. Stay up to date by attending our 2019 cross border conference.  Advance booking now open. 

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Webinar: Pensions update - demystifying the current regime (OnDemand)

Join Luke Brooks’ update to gain a better understanding of the current private and state pension systems.

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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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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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Writing wrongs

12 February 2019By

Daphne Perry offers some simple writing techniques to improve client service and business returns

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Take control

6 November 2018By

The EU GDPR 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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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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