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    Working it out

    2017-02-14T00:00:00Z

    Mediating may not make an unhappy family happy, but it can be a useful way of helping you sort out sensitive private client issues before they escalate. Andrew Hildebrand explains

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    Only connect

    2017-02-14T00:00:00Z

    In the last edition of PS, Vicky Ling discussed the use of webcams in delivering legal services. Here, she speaks to Philip Goldberg , managing director of the newly-merged Minton Morrill solicitors in Leeds, on how the firm uses webcam technology in its Court of Protection ...

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    Wind it up

    2017-02-14T00:00:00Z

    Jo Summers addresses the key taxation issues trustees must be aware of when winding up a trust

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    Checks and balances

    2017-02-14T00:00:00Z

    Upcoming tax changes may lead more private property investors to incorporate. Susan Winter looks at the pros and cons of each structure, and the implications for private clients who own property as an investment

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    SPECAL delivery

    2017-02-14T00:00:00Z

    Penny Garner spoke at the 2016 Elderly Client Care Conference about the work of the Contented Dementia Trust in managing the well-being of people with dementia. She discusses how solicitors can get involved, and responds to some of the criticisms of the Trust’s methods

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    Helping hands

    2017-02-14T00:00:00Z

    Stuart Adams reviews a new title from the Law Society on all aspects of contentious probate work

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    On the up

    2017-02-14T00:00:00Z

    Christine Green and Stuart Adams give their perspectives, as a partner and senior associate respectively, on how young lawyers can best develop their career internally

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    Cutting a pathway

    2017-02-14T00:00:00Z

    In September 2016, the Court of Protection initiated a new pilot involving the allocation of one of three case management pathways, aimed at improving the speed and consistency of cases. Katie Webber explains what has changed and, five months on, assesses its impact

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    Come together

    2017-02-14T00:00:00Z

    The 2016 Elderly Client Care Conference brought together lawyers, health and social care experts, academics and charities to deliver practical advice on the unique challenges of elderly client law. Sarah Murphy reports back from the day

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    Banking on it

    2017-02-14T00:00:00Z

    The so-called Bank of Mum and Dad plays a vital role in helping young people to take their first steps on to the housing ladder, but the legal issues for a solicitor to deal with are manifold. Sally Pike advises on how to ensure things go as smoothly as ...