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digital services

Get involved in the government's online probate pilot

19 March 2018Updated: 26 March 2018

The HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) Probate Reform Team provides an update on the online grant of representation service, and how solicitors can get involved in the next stage of testing. 


Exclusive to PCS members: client-focused probate and wills questionnairesSubscription

19 February 2018

To support our members, the Private Client Section has created templates for a client-focused probate questionnaire and a wills questionnaire.  

tax evasion

New draft guidance on Finance (No 2) Act 2017

10 April 2018

New draft guidance has been published to assist those advising non-UK domiciled clients on the important tax changes introduced by the Finance (No 2) Act 2017.


SRA Handbook reforms Q&A: What could it mean?

3 April 2018

You may have heard that the SRA is proposing sweeping changes to the Handbook, which the Law Society believes could seriously damage the reputation of the profession. Here, Law Society policy adviser Marzena Lipman looks at the specific proposals which would allow solicitors to carry out non-reserved legal services from unregulated entities, and their potential impact on both solicitors and clients.

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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 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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  • Insight: The benefits of private banking

    In an increasingly automated world, Alastair Hazell of Hampden & Co describes how private banking can offer the benefits of a more personal service to both legal professionals and their clients.

  • On the money

    With private wealth under cross-border scrutiny, the nervous rich are reaching for lawyers who must also put their own houses in order.