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Private Client Section

Join today Welcome to the Private Client Section - the membership group to help practitioners working in wills and probate, estate and tax planning, trusts, and mental capacity to be good at what they do, SRA compliant and progress their careers. Our rolling programme is delivered through a range of inclusive activities including seminars, webinars, podcasts, newsletters, PS magazine, and our LinkedIn group, plus members discounts.

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What is happening with probate fees? HM Courts & Tribunals Service Q&A

26 April 2019

In March 2019, it was announced that the statutory instrument bringing the revised probate fee scheme into force would be delayed. HM Courts & Tribunals Service has published more information on what practitioners should be doing until the scheme is implemented.

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Probate registries to close under plans to centralise HM Courts and Tribunals Service

24 April 2019

The Ministry of Justice has begun work on closing down regional probate registries and moving the service under one roof.

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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: Managing estates regarding ashes, pets and possessions (OnDemand)

This webinar will help you understand and stay up to date with both a broad understanding of the detail in this niche area of probate law.

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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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Annual conference (28 June 2019, London)

21 January 2019

Equip yourself with latest developments in private client work at our 2019 annual conference. 

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The small print

14 May 2019By

The Competition and Market Authority’s recent market study into the care home industry found that people are not being treated fairly. Caroline Bielanska presents a guide to the care home contract terms that are likely to be unfair, and what you can do if you encounter them

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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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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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