Features

  • Hawkins
    Feature

    The hidden link

    2017-09-06T10:51:00Z

    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 

  • present wrapped up full size
    Feature

    Sign it over

    2017-05-10T08:45:00Z

    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

  • neil quantick 140x96
    Feature

    Walking papers

    2017-05-09T11:37:00Z

    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

  • david thornber 140x96
    Feature

    What a relief

    2017-05-09T00:00:00Z

    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

  • sign pointing to different economic problems
    Feature

    Read the signs

    2017-05-09T00:00:00Z

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

  • sheree green 140x96
    Feature

    Standard bearers

    2017-05-09T00:00:00Z

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

  • eleanor kerr 140x96
    Feature

    Key to succession

    2017-05-09T00:00:00Z

    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

  • person picking star off eu flag
    Feature

    Border patrols

    2017-05-09T00:00:00Z

    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

  • Alberto Perez Cedillo
    Feature

    Cross purposes

    2017-05-09T00:00:00Z

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

  • hands with zero on
    Feature

    Band practice

    2017-05-09T00:00:00Z

    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

  • gary rycroft
    Feature

    Not over yet

    2017-05-09T00:00:00Z

    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