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Private Client Section

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Criminal Finances Act 2017: update and new practice note

11 September 2017

The Criminal Finances Act 2017, in force from 30 September, introduces a new criminal offence of failure to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion. Stuart Adams provides an update

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The hidden link

6 September 2017

Issues around mental capacity aren’t limited to private client; they can arise in any practice area. But mental capacity solicitors can support the whole firm by training colleagues in other practice areas. Holly Miéville-Hawkins outlines a simple training plan 

All Residential Property

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Brain trust

19 September 2017

Lesley King provides an update on recent developments in private client law

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Professional attorney guidance published

3 March 2017

The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) has published guidance for professionals who are appointed to act as an individual’s attorney under a lasting power of attorney. 

All Family and Relationships

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Do it yourselfSubscription

8 August 2017

Ian Bond provides an update on the Ministry of Justice’s plans for digitising applications for grants of representation

Penelope Reed

Webinar: Ilott v Mitson - 1975 act claims (10 July 2017)

12 June 2017

Join this webinar to understand the implications for probate claims following the Supreme Court judgment in Ilott v The Blue Cross and others (formerly known as Ilott v Mitson ).

All Estate Administration

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UPDATED Spring budget 2017: the private client perspective

8 March 2017

Patrick Connolly of Chase de Vere provides commentary on the private client aspects of the chancellor’s spring 2017 budget.

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Giving you the benefitsSubscription

19 May 2016

There are many welfare benefits available to elderly clients who satisfy the appropriate criteria, but this is a complex and rapidly changing area of the law. Nicola August and Val Prosser provide a guide to the major benefits, and how you can challenge a decision

All Benefits and Allowances

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Law Commission's consultation on technical issues in charity law

18 November 2016

The Law Society has responded to the Law Commission’s consultation on technical issues in charity law.

Rob Cope

Give a littleSubscription

15 November 2016Updated: 15 November 2016

Legacy giving is increasingly important to charities, but only 6.3 per cent of the population leaves a charitable will. Research by Remember A Charity offers useful insights into how solicitors can promote charitable giving to clients, says Rob Cope

All Charities

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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