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Retired judge warns about powers of attorney

16 August 2017

A retired senior judge has warned that the public needs to be alerted to risks arising from a lack of safeguards in the power of attorney system. 

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Successful intervention on appointing a litigation friend for mentally vulnerable claimants

3 August 2017

The Law Society has intervened at the employment appeal tribunal, successfully arguing that the tribunal should have the power to appoint a litigation friend for a claimant who lacks the mental capacity to instruct a solicitor to pursue their case.

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Government tight-lipped over return of probate fee hike

3 August 2017

The Law Society is concerned by suggestions that the government may bring back large hikes in probate fees that were dropped before the election. The Gazette looks at the likelihood of the ‘death tax’ returning to the government’s agenda.

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Podcast: What is a business LPA?Video

2 August 2017

This episode of ’In conversation with…’ takes a look at Business LPAs and attorney choice with Craig Ward, author of Lasting Powers of Attorney: A Practical Guide. 

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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 including:

  • NRB Changes
  • LPA Changes
  • Digital Assets
  • Cross Border Tax
  • IPFDA Cases
  • Care Act
  • Elderly Client
  • HMRC Disputes
  • Inheritance Tax
  • Trusts
  • Estate Administration
  • Capital Gains Tax

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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