Private Client Section

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Excellence Awards 2017: nominations now open!

13 March 2017

The starting pistol has been fired for nominations for the 2017 Law Society Excellence Awards which celebrate the best and brightest among English and Welsh solicitors.

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Only connectSubscription

14 February 2017

In the last edition of PS, Vicky Ling discussed the use of webcams in delivering legal services. Here, she speaks to Philip Goldberg , managing director of the newly-merged Minton Morrill solicitors in Leeds, on how the firm uses webcam technology in its Court of Protection practice

All Residential Property

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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. 

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Guardianship of property & financial affairs of a missing person to be given legal status

15 February 2017

Following a recent consultation, the government has decided to proceed with the creation of the new legal role and status of guardian of the property and affairs of a missing person.

All Family and Relationships

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Dropped probate fee hike welcome

21 April 2017

The Law Society welcomed the news that a hike in probate fees is to be ditched by the government.

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Parliamentary committee questions Lord Chancellor's powers to raise probate fees

10 April 2017

A parliamentary committee has attacked the legal basis of the government’s new probate fees, the Law Society Gazette has reported

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.

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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

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