Features

  • kim tasso
    Feature

    Get the message

    2017-11-07T16:09:00Z

    It doesn’t matter how good your work or client service is if you’re not getting your name out there. Kim Tasso provides a brief guide to marketing private client work, with a guide on digital marketing tools and techniques. 

  • gary rycroft
    Feature

    Keeping up with the Joneses

    2017-11-07T13:57:00Z

    In the first of a new series of interviews with private client practitioners, outgoing Section chair Gary Rycroft of Joseph A Jones Co in Lancaster, looks at his career to date, what’s in his in-tray, and the current challenges faced by private client solicitors. 

  • bank
    Feature

    Don't get in the red

    2017-11-07T11:25:00Z

    Richard Dew explains the complexities of administrating insolvent estates

  • dawn joughin
    Feature

    Digital danger

    2017-11-07T11:20:00Z

    The Financial Conduct Authority has called for lasting powers of attorney to be fully digitised to make them easier to apply for. Dawn Joughlin argues that the proposals will only leave vulnerable people at risk of fraud and abuse. 

  • nigel haddon
    Feature

    Fixed up

    2017-11-07T11:19:00Z

    Many law firms are using fixed-fee billing, despite a suspicion that fixed-fee work is risky and unprofitable. Nigel Haddon provides some techniques for doing it profitably. 

  • helen starkie
    Feature

    Care package

    2017-11-07T11:19:00Z

    Helen Starkie reports back from this year’s Elderly Client Care Conference, held on 20 October

  • Stuart Adams
    Feature

    Guilt by association

    2017-11-07T11:17:00Z

    As of 30 September, there is a corporate offence of failure to prevent the criminal facilitation of tax evasion. This brings a risk of criminal liability to solicitors’ firms for not only their employees’ actions, but also the actions of others with whom they are associated. Stuart Adams explains. ...

  • make your connection
    Feature

    Make your connection

    2017-11-07T11:16:00Z

    Recent research has suggested that more could be done to clearly communicate legal issues to vulnerable clients. Helen Quinn and Gemma Jolly from Alzheimer’s Society explain how to improve your written and verbal skills to communicate effectively with people with dementia. 

  • Simon Leney
    Feature

    Caught in the net

    2017-11-07T00:00:00Z

    The annual tax on enveloped dwellings applies to UK residential properties held in corporate envelopes and carries yearly reporting obligations. Simon Leney identifies the tax’s traps. 

  • sarah harrison
    Feature

    Mark your words

    2017-11-07T00:00:00Z

    Drafting errors which affect the inheritance tax position can be costly for both solicitor and client. However, there are opportunities to correct things, explains Sarah Harrison  

  • estelle chapman
    Feature

    Myth busting

    2017-11-07T00:00:00Z

    Trainee solicitor Estelle Chapman was initially sceptical when she took up a private client seat after months in corporate law. She explains how all her preconceptions were proved wrong, and makes the case for more trainees to embrace private client work. 

  • fiona heald
    Opinion

    Heald firm

    2017-11-07T00:00:00Z

    Our new chair, Fiona Heald , discusses the two private client issues closest to her heart.