The Private Section covers wills and probate, estate administration, elderly client, mental capacity, trusts and tax and estate planning. We also cover other areas as they relate to private client law and practice, from practice management in private client firms to charity law, and from state benefits to international law and practice
GPs are sometimes reluctant to carry out mental capacity assessments if a solicitor requests one for a client. Dr Elisabeth Alton explains how your legal knowledge and experience can be key to changing their minds
300,000 vulnerable people will see their rights stripped back every year by imminent changes to the Mental Capacity Act, the Law Society has said.
Alexandra Rogers and Robert Marshall present a best practice guide to free-drafting documents yourself
In March 2019, it was announced that the statutory instrument bringing the revised probate fee scheme into force would be delayed. HM Courts & Tribunals Service has published more information on what practitioners should be doing until the scheme is implemented.
The Competition and Market Authority’s recent market study into the care home industry found that people are not being treated fairly. Caroline Bielanska presents a guide to the care home contract terms that are likely to be unfair, and what you can do if you encounter them
Regulators have been taking a keener interest of late in how professional services firms protect their vulnerable clients. What level of service should you expect from financial advisers in this area? David Mulholland explains
Join us in London (24 April), Birmingham (30 April) and Manchester (9 May) for an inheritance tax update.
This podcast explores the new online probate service introduced by HM Courts and Tribunals Service and what this means for solicitors.
Roman Kubiak looks at Kohli v Proles  EWHC 193 (Ch), where the court dismissed an application to appeal the finding of an England and Wales domicile in Inheritance Act claim.
This webinar on 4 July will explore when you are obliged to report your concerns to the SRA.
Philip Warford looks at trusts for disabled and vulnerable people
The Law Society has endorsed investment management firm Tavistock Law. Managing director James King discusses a new fund Tavistock has launched, well suited for private client solicitors with money in trusts or Court of Protection awards