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What has changed in the disputed wills practice note?Subscription

12 December 2018By

The Law Society updated its guidance on disputed wills in December 2018, Stephen Lawson looks at the changes.

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Shock of the new

6 November 2018By

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

Dan Harris

Back to basics: Drafting wills for overseas jurisdictionsSubscription

6 November 2018By

Daniel Harris recaps the main legal issues affecting the writing of wills to cover cross-border assets

Lesley King

Plenary: Changing timesSubscription

18 September 2018By

At the Private Client Section conference, Lesley King provided her annual update following a very busy year for private client law and practice, covering developments around data protection, trusts and ISAs

Angharad Lynn

Back to basics: Deeds of variation and disclaimersSubscription

7 August 2018By

Deeds of variation and disclaimers can prove useful tools to redirect dispositions in a will. Angharad Lynn reviews the basics

Duncan Wood

It begins at home?Subscription

7 August 2018By

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

Artists' wills

Artistic legacySubscription

15 May 2018By ,

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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Under the influenceSubscription

14 February 2018By

The Law Commission’s recent proposals for electronic wills in its consultation on wills reform made the headlines. Chris Gambs argues the commission’s recommendations on reforming the law on undue influence are far more significant – and have a better chance of being implemented

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