At the Private Client Section annual conference, Lesley King provided an update on recent developments in private client law, including the online trusts register, recent case law, and the rules around adoption and succession
Delegates at the conference could choose between five workshops, run twice over the course of the day. Ruth Hughes rounds up her workshop
The Law Society is concerned by suggestions that the government may bring back large hikes in probate fees that were dropped before the election. The Gazette looks at the likelihood of the ‘death tax’ returning to the government’s agenda.
Roman Kubiak takes a look at some of the biggest and most relevant cases for practitioners to hit the legal headlines since the start of 2017, with claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 appearing particularly heavily.
Mediating may not make an unhappy family happy, but it can be a useful way of helping you sort out sensitive private client issues before they escalate. Andrew Hildebrand explains
Stuart Adams reviews a new title from the Law Society on all aspects of contentious probate work
The courts are increasingly willing to entertain proprietary estoppel claims and to hone the various limbs of the law. George Mallet examines two recent Court of Appeal decisions
Philip Giles explains how private client, property and family departments can best work together when advising co-habitees