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Back to Basics: Investment bondsSubscription

14 February 2018By

Kevin Read BSc, ACA, looks at investment bonds 

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The devil’s in the data Subscription

16 February 2018By ,

Much has already been written about the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation, but what does it mean exactly for private client firms? Emma Burns and Tim Hill explore three core issues you must address to ensure compliance

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Domicile effectSubscription

16 February 2018By

Government proposals for the taxation of non-domiciled individuals who have been long-term UK residents have been scrapped, reversed and postponed, leading to a whirlwind of changes taking effect retrospectively from 6 April 2017. Annie Bouch outlines some of the key changes 

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Training your sightsSubscription

14 February 2018By

Gareth Marland reviews a new title from the Law Society, which provides a suite of legal training tools for firms

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Lay of the landSubscription

14 February 2018By

Land transaction tax, the first new Welsh tax in 800 years, is set to replace stamp duty land tax in Wales from 1 April 2018. Andrew Evans explains how it will work in practice

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Ill willsSubscription

14 February 2018By

As part of our semi-regular series on how to avoid making common errors in private client work, Sarah Harrison looks at the mistakes that can arise in probate actions

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Forward thinkingSubscription

14 February 2018By

Gary Rycroft explains some of the various advance care planning options available, and how solicitors can start the conversation with clients

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A fine lineSubscription

14 February 2018By ,

A professional deputy is under a duty to protect P from financial abuse and spending unwisely, but when does this become overprotectiveness? Using practical examples, Holly Miéville-Hawkins and Asha Beswetherick explain how you can navigate this increasingly fine line

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Paradise lost

14 February 2018By

The Panama Papers leak from one of the world’s largest offshore law firms has led to a hardening of attitudes towards tax avoiders – and that arguably includes many lawyers, who are deemed complicit in the actions of their clients. Diana Bentley looks at how the landscape has changed

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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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Changing the channelSubscription

14 February 2018By

The law relating to mental capacity in Jersey is set for a shake-up in April, when a new act comes into force to assist those who no longer have capacity to deal with their affairs. Victoria Grogan runs through the legislation’s talking points

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Saying GraceSubscription

14 February 2018By

As part of our new series of interviews with private client solicitors, Grace Serwanga, partner at Simpson Millar, talks about her career highlights and challenges, and her work in breaking down the resistance within different communities to making a will

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Power playSubscription

14 February 2018By

The recent Court of Protection decision in The Public Guardian’s Severance Applications [2017] EWCOP 10 has significant implications for both attorneys acting under lasting powers of attorney and for solicitors who draft them. David Rees QC explains

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Charm offensiveSubscription

14 February 2018By

Fiona Heald muses on how to attract more young solicitors into private client work

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