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Back to basics

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Back to Basics: Drafting LPA clausesSubscription

9 May 2017By

Craig Ward looks at how to draft clauses in lasting powers of attorney, including the importance of clarifying client instructions, being aware of current case law, and drafting with a practical outlook


The hidden link

6 September 2017By

Issues around mental capacity aren’t limited to private client; they can arise in any practice area. But mental capacity solicitors can support the whole firm by training colleagues in other practice areas. Holly Miéville-Hawkins outlines a simple training plan 

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Sign it overSubscription

10 May 2017By

There are several reasons why clients may want to transfer ownership of their home to their children – avoiding its value being included in care fee assessments, for example. But, cautions Roz Wyeth, there are major tax implications when passing on property

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Walking papers

9 May 2017By

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

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Key to successionSubscription

9 May 2017By

2016 heralded change to Scotland’s laws of succession. Eleanor Kerr gives an overview of the new rules and an insight into the major succession law review to come

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What a reliefSubscription

9 May 2017By

Business property relief is one of the most generous tax reliefs available in inheritance tax planning, but there are still several pitfalls to watch out for. David Thornber provides a guide

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Read the signs

9 May 2017By

Angela Johnson from the Office of the Public Guardian explains how to spot the signs of elder abuse

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Standard bearersSubscription

9 May 2017By

Sheree Green discusses a number of recent mental capacity cases that signpost best practice and offer guidance for professional deputies

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Cross purposesSubscription

9 May 2017By

Alberto Perez Cedillo reports back from the latest Cross Border Conference, held at the Law Society in March

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Band practiceSubscription

9 May 2017By

The new residence nil-rate band is now with us. Lesley King looks at some of the problems that can arise in practice, and offers some practical case studies and solutions

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Not over yetSubscription

9 May 2017By

The government may have dropped its planned hike in probate fees, but Gary Rycroft suspects it is not the last we’ll hear of the proposals

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Border patrolsSubscription

9 May 2017By

Gill Steel looks at how practitioners in France, Spain and Italy have been handling cross-border estates since the EU Succession Regulation came into force almost two years ago, and offers some case studies addressing common practical problems

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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.

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