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New accreditation scheme for mental capacity representatives

13 June 2017

Floyd Porter explains why the Law Society’s new mental capacity (welfare) accreditation scheme is an important step forward for the protection of the vulnerable and others involved in Court of Protection hearings.


Dropped probate fee hike welcome

21 April 2017

The Law Society welcomed the news that a hike in probate fees is to be ditched by the government.

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Parliamentary committee questions Lord Chancellor's powers to raise probate fees

10 April 2017

A parliamentary committee has attacked the legal basis of the government’s new probate fees, the Law Society Gazette has reported

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Making gifts of assets practice note updated

30 March 2017

We have updated our practice note for solicitors who advise clients about transferring their assets to family or friends.

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