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Back to basics

Melinda Giles

Back to Basics: Authorised payments for CoP deputies

15 November 2016By

Those in control of the finances of an incapacitated person may be an attorney by a registered power of attorney or a deputy under the Court of Protection. As such, the authority that they hold in terms of the payments that they are authorised to make differs. Melinda Giles set out the authority held by those with a deputyship.

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In principleSubscription

15 November 2016By

The courts are increasingly willing to entertain proprietary estoppel claims and to hone the various limbs of the law. George Mallet examines two recent Court of Appeal decisions

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New habits

15 November 2016By

Philip Giles explains how private client, property and family departments can best work together when advising co-habitees

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Blue Skype thinkingSubscription

15 November 2016By

Internet-based services can deliver better quality at lower cost – and are suitable for a wider range of client groups than most lawyers think. Vicky Ling explains which groups can benefit and provides advice on setting up such a service

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Dignity in deathSubscription

15 November 2016By

Digital autopsies, where the deceased is scanned using a CT scanner, areless invasive than traditional post-mortems, and can provide a cause of death in over 70 per cent of cases. Claire Walker explains

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Give to receive

15 November 2016By ,

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

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The main eventSubscription

15 November 2016By

Events can help you promote your firm to new and existing clients, and build relationships – but only if you do it well. Annaliese Fiehn provides her top tips for planning an event

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Wind up

15 November 2016By

In the first of a two-part article, Jo Summers explains the various ways in which a trust may be brought to end and the key considerations for trustees

Henrietta Mason

The acid testSubscription

15 November 2016By

Henrietta Mason considers recent developments in case law surrounding testamentary capacity, including the test for capacity, the burden of proof, the nature of understanding required, and mental disorders that might affect capacity

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Screen saversSubscription

15 November 2016By

In an ever-changing digital world, it is becoming increasingly important to make arrangements for the future protection of digital assets, including online accounts. Nick Wenban-Smith provides a practical guide

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Climbing the ladderSubscription

15 November 2016By

Gary Rycroft welcomes plans by the Solicitors Regulation Authority to reform the route to qualification, especially if it can stimulate and promote social mobility within the profession

Rob Cope

Give a littleSubscription

15 November 2016Updated: 15 November 2016By

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

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