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Sarah Brodie

Loud and clearSubscription

6 November 2018Updated: 5 December 2018

From 6 December, law firms undertaking a number of common areas of work – including probate – will need to publish price- and service-related information on their websites. Sarah Brodie looks at what this could mean in practice

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Shock of the new

6 November 2018

The business of death is changing, as technology alters the way people are living their lives. How long before blockchain technology, e-signatures and chatbots become common on the private client stage? What else is waiting in the wings? Grania Langdon-Down investigates

All Practice Management

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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Back to Basics: Managing stocks and shares as part of an estateSubscription

15 November 2018

Practitioners face a number of issues when dealing with an estate that contains portfolios of stocks and shares. It’s important to have a good understanding of how you can help clients plan before death, and deal with shares as part of the administration of an estate after death. Christopher Ekisson Lee explains

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Shock of the new

6 November 2018

The business of death is changing, as technology alters the way people are living their lives. How long before blockchain technology, e-signatures and chatbots become common on the private client stage? What else is waiting in the wings? Grania Langdon-Down investigates

All Estate Administration

Justin Rourke

Opting outSubscription

7 August 2018

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

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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.

All Benefits and Allowances

Emily Travell

Lasting legacySubscription

6 November 2018

Emily Travell discusses her working life as a charity legacy officer

Duncan Wood

It begins at home?Subscription

7 August 2018

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

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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