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Private Client Section

Members get inclusive access to our regional seminars and four one-hour webinars per year, plus discounted entry to the three Private Client Section conferences, and other Section and Law Society events. Events recordings are also available to download as podcasts

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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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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 seminars: Developments in private client practice (Sep 18)

This one-hour seminar will provide a review of current issues in Private Client Practice.

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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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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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Webinar: Testamentary capacity (13 September 2017) OnDemand

View this webinar and benefit from an up-to-date overview of the law relating to testamentary capacity plus practical tips for avoiding common pitfalls in practice. 

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Webinar: Ilott v Mitson - 1975 act claims (10 July 2017) OnDemand

Join this webinar to understand the implications for probate claims following the Supreme Court judgment in Ilott v The Blue Cross and others (formerly known as Ilott v Mitson ).

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Webinar: Pricing strategies to attract clients and minimise compliance issues for private client practitioners (28 April 2017)

This inclusive OnDemand webinar provides guidance on how private client firms can  grow their profits and client base while also complying with the regulators direction on pricing transparency.

All inclusive webinars

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Private Client Section: regional elderly client double seminars (Jan-Feb 2018)

These seminars will help you keep on top of both the soft skills and the case law required to support elderly and vulnerable clients from a client care and SRA compliance perspective.

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Private Client Excellence Award

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The Law Society Excellence Awards are back for 2018!

The Excellence Awards are back for 2018 and are going to be the biggest and best yet. The awards include Excellence in Private Client Practice, which celebrates excellence and outstanding achievement in private client work

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Webinar: Probate disputes - an update (17 January 2018)

An ageing population, increasing numbers of second and third families, and a greater awareness of probate disputes generally are all feeding a growth in contested wills and other post death disputes.

All discounted webinars

Property Section renewals

Benefits of Membership*

The Property 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 Committee and will focus on key issues including:

  • Code of Conduct
  • Fraud
  • Risk and Compliance
  • Anti-money laundering
  • Conveyancing
  • Planning
  • Phishing and Cyber Security
  • Bogus Firms
  • Renewable Energy
  • Rent Deposits
  • Buy-to-Let
  • Mortgage Credit Directive
  • Vulnerable Clients
  • Consumer Protection Regulations
  • Requisitions
  • Income Tax Relief
  • Reserved Funds
  • Brownfield Sites
  • Right to Buy
  • Searches
  • Capital Allowances
  • Stamp Duty
  • Land Tax

These issues will be addressed through a range of activities including: Webinars, a Conference, Workshops, Seminars, Magazines, E-newsletters and a LinkedIn Group.

*See Section terms and conditions

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