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.
To support our members, the Private Client Section has created templates for a client-focused probate questionnaire and a wills questionnaire.
New draft guidance has been published to assist those advising non-UK domiciled clients on the important tax changes introduced by the Finance (No 2) Act 2017.
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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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.
With private wealth under cross-border scrutiny, the nervous rich are reaching for lawyers who must also put their own houses in order.