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Charlotte Pisuto

Cash backSubscription

15 May 2018

Charlotte Pisuto addresses the practical implications of obtaining a refund for a registered enduring or lasting power of attorney from the Office of the Public Guardian

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Safe from harm

12 April 2018

Law firms are an increasingly attractive target for cybercriminals – and private client solicitors, who often hold data on high-net-worth clients, are obvious prey. Robert Rutherford explains how you can stay safe, and remain one step ahead of the scammers

All Residential Property

Artists' wills

Artistic legacySubscription

15 May 2018

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

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Brain trust

19 September 2017

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

All Family and Relationships

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Law Society responds to OTS review of inheritance tax

15 June 2018

The Law Society has responded to the Office of Tax Simplification’s Inheritance Tax Review. 

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Payne in the probate: witness signatures and unauthorised withdrawalsSubscription

13 June 2018

This month Roman Kubiak looks at an appeal where a will was upheld despite lacking witness signatures and a case where an attorney has been ordered to account for unauthorised payments from their father’s estate.

All Estate Administration


LPA refund scheme: precedent letter available for downloadSubscription

21 February 2018

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.

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Ministry of Justice launches power of attorney fee refund scheme

16 February 2018

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has launched a scheme to refund those who may have paid more than they should for applying to register powers of attorney.

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 to receive

15 November 2016

Whether through ad hoc charitable donations or a strategic programme of philanthropy, clients in Britain have a long history of ‘giving back’. Alana Petraske and Christopher Groves look at the options, and the tax reliefs available

All Charities

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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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