It doesn’t matter how good your work or client service is if you’re not getting your name out there. Kim Tasso provides a brief guide to marketing private client work, with a guide on digital marketing tools and techniques.
Communication is a critical factor in many complaints relating to legal services, according to a recent report by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Fiona du Feu examines 10 common communication areas that can make a difference
The estates of artists, writers and other creative people throw up many issues, from the division of rights to preserving their reputation after death. Helen Citron and Robert Craig describe how the will-drafter can play a crucial role in ensuring things go smoothly
Lesley King provides an update on recent developments in private client law
£3bn was released in equity by homeowners last year. While it’s becoming a more popular way to boost retirement income, some solicitors remain apprehensive. David Burrowes, chairman of the Equity Release Council, explains why the legal profession needs to have a rethink
The Law Society has responded to the Office of Tax Simplification’s Inheritance Tax Review.
Demand to transfer out of defined benefit pensions is hitting new highs. While the reasons for this are clear, are clients truly aware of the risks involved, asks Justin Rourke
The Ministry of Justice has launched a scheme to refund those who may have paid more than they should for applying to register powers of attorney. The Private Client Section has prepared a precedent letter that members can send to their clients informing them of the scheme and the steps they can take to obtain a refund.
Building trust with charity legacy professionals, better Law Society leadership and tackling will-making misconceptions are all needed to encourage solicitors to discuss charitable giving with clients, according to a roundtable led by the Private Client Section. Duncan Wood reports
The Law Society has responded to the Law Commission’s consultation on technical issues in charity law.