Communities

Law Society Communities

Our communities help you develop in your professional life and make the most out of your Law Society

Find out more

Private Client Section

Contentious Probate and Private Client

RSS feed for Recent Features and Opinion

Recent Features and Opinion

lesley king 390x234

Brain trust

19 September 2017By

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

ruth hughes 390x234

Workshop: Court of Protection litigationSubscription

19 September 2017By

Delegates at the conference could choose between five workshops, run twice over the course of the day. Ruth Hughes rounds up her workshop

money coins

Government tight-lipped over return of probate fee hike

3 August 2017

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-new-black-and-white

Contentious Probate Update - 2017 (part 2)Subscription

3 May 2017By

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.

two people in a row boat 1000x1000

Working it out

14 February 2017By

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

Helping handsSubscription

14 February 2017By

Stuart Adams reviews a new title from the Law Society on all aspects of contentious probate work

george mallet 140x96

In principleSubscription

15 November 2016By

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

co habiting 140x96

New habits

15 November 2016By

Philip Giles explains how private client, property and family departments can best work together when advising co-habitees

All Features and Comment

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

Join today