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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

Mental health

Vulnerable patients at risk under new Mental Capacity Act

4 March 2019

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.

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Back to basics: Welfare deputyshipsSubscription

12 February 2019

Sheree Green reviews the basics on welfare deputyships, and looks at why so few have been appointed

All Mental Capacity

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Out of time: claims under the Inheritance ActSubscription

13 March 2019

Lesley King comments on Cowan v Foreman and ors [2019] EWHC 349 Fam, and looks at what the case means for both contentious and non-contentious probate practitioners.

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Library FAQ: illegitimate issue

6 March 2019

The Law Society Library discusses the succession rights of illegitimate relations on an intestacy.

All Wills and Probate

David Mulholland

Meeting expectationsSubscription

12 February 2019

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

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Caring for elderly and vulnerable clients: the conference recapSubscription

7 December 2018

Kate Mahon reviews the highlights from our 2018 conference on elderly and vulnerable client care.

All Elderly Client

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Seminar: Practical inheritance tax update (April/May 2019)

30 January 2019

Join us in London (24 April) , Birmingham ...

David Mulholland

Meeting expectationsSubscription

12 February 2019

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

All Tax and Estate Planning

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Probate disputes update 2019 (16 May)

15 March 2019

This webinar provides a best practice guide to help probate practitioners prevent future disputes, and reviews key cases from the last 18 months.

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Relief: when is it merited?

14 March 2019

Roman Kubiak comments on an assisted suicide case where a widow was granted relief against the forfeiture rule, and a case in which another widow was refused relief to bring a claim for financial provision out of time.

All Contentious Probate

James King

Seal of approvalSubscription

12 February 2019

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

Robert Hunter

Fraud buster

12 February 2019

Robert Hunter is an internationally acclaimed trusts, fraud and asset-tracing solicitor with over 35 years’ experience. He is also profoundly deaf. He discusses what law firms could do better dealing with colleagues with sensory disabilities

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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