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Private Client Section

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

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Review of Mental Health Act calls for greater patient involvement in their care

14 December 2018

Mental health patients must be given greater choice and control when the outdated Mental Health Act 1983 is revised, says the Law Society.

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Take control

6 November 2018

The EU General Data Protection Regulation magnifies the data privacy obligations of deputies and attorneys in relation to donors and people lacking mental capacity. Craig Ward provides a guide to the new requirements

All Mental Capacity

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What has changed in the disputed wills practice note?Subscription

12 December 2018

The Law Society updated its guidance on disputed wills in December 2018, Stephen Lawson looks at the changes.

Money tree

Government brings back probate fee hikes

7 November 2018

The government has resurrected plans for a sharp hike in probate fees on bigger estates.

All Wills and Probate

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Regional seminars: Elderly client double bill (January / February 2019)

25 October 2018

Our popular regional seminars are back for 2019, focusing on how to support your elderly clients.

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Webinar: Pensions update - demystifying the current regime (OnDemand)

1 October 2018

Join Luke Brooks’ update to gain a better understanding of the current private and state pension systems.

All Elderly Client

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Back to Basics: Managing stocks and shares as part of an estateSubscription

15 November 2018

Practitioners face a number of issues when dealing with an estate that contains portfolios of stocks and shares. It’s important to have a good understanding of how you can help clients plan before death, and deal with shares as part of the administration of an estate after death. Christopher Ekisson Lee explains

Money tree

Government brings back probate fee hikes

7 November 2018

The government has resurrected plans for a sharp hike in probate fees on bigger estates.

All Tax and Estate Planning


HMRC publishes guidance on cryptocurrency taxation

15 January 2019

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has published guidance on how individuals possessing cryptoassets may be taxed.

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Government under fire for failure to check probate 'stealth tax' costs

15 January 2019

Government officials have not assessed the cost of administering probate for high value estates, despite plans to introduce increased charges, it has emerged. 

All Contentious Probate

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Plenary: Changing timesSubscription

18 September 2018

At the Private Client Section conference, Lesley King provided her annual update following a very busy year for private client law and practice, covering developments around data protection, trusts and ISAs

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Under reviewSubscription

7 August 2018

Private Client Section committee member Stuart Adams reviews a new edition of an established title on trusts, which is packed with useful information

All Trusts

Benefits of Membership*

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.

*See Section terms and conditions

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