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Floyd Porter explains why the Law Society’s new mental capacity (welfare) accreditation scheme is an important step forward for the protection of the vulnerable and others involved in Court of Protection hearings.
In 2008, Quanticks was one of the first law firms to go completely paperless. Neil Quantick explains why he made the switch, the benefits it can bring, and how it can work for firms
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.
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.
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).
The Guardianship (Missing Persons) Act 2017 Act received royal assent in April, establishing a new legal mechanism to deal with the property and financial affairs of a missing person. Lesley King looks in greater depth at the provisions within the act.
Patrick Connolly of Chase de Vere provides commentary on the private client aspects of the chancellor’s spring 2017 budget.
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
The Law Society has responded to the Law Commission’s consultation on technical issues in charity law.
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