Features

  • Kate Mahon
    Feature

    Cross-reference

    2018-05-15T15:27:00Z

    Kate Mahon rounds up the talking points from this year’s Private Client Section cross-border conference, held in March at the Law Society

  • Fiona Heald
    Opinion

    Don't bank on it

    2018-05-15T15:27:00Z

    Fiona Heald wonders whether the unstoppable rise of internet and mobile banking is leading to a generation ignorant of the basics of banking, and leaving many older people behind

  • Mental health
    Feature

    A sympathetic ear

    2018-05-15T15:23:00Z

    The services of private client solicitors are often called on at stressful and strained times in people’s lives, which can involve loss and pain. But what if clients come to you with thoughts of ending their own lives? Lesley Woolf and Sheree Green explain what you can do ...

  • Dr Julian Sheather
    Feature

    Handling the situation

    2018-05-15T15:22:00Z

    There are increasing reports from legal professionals that GPs are either reluctant or declining to conduct mental capacity assessments. Dr Julian Sheather and Dr Peter Holden provide a GP’s perspective

  • Emma Burns
    Feature

    Fine time

    2018-05-15T15:15:00Z

    The General Data Protection Regulation will come into effect this month, and firms could face fines of up to €20m for non-compliance. Emma Burns explains how the new regime will work in practice, and what to do should a data breach happen

  • Clare van Overdijk
    Feature

    In whom we trust

    2018-05-15T15:06:00Z

    Clare van Overdijk examines new guidance from the Court of Protection on the appointment of trust corporations as property and affairs deputies

  • Sheep farming at Coulaghailtro, Scotland
    Feature

    Back to basics: Working with farming accountants

    2018-05-15T14:52:00Z

    Julie Butler and Fred Butler offer advice on the farm ownership structure and providing for strong succession planning.

  • Trans gender identity
    Feature

    Trans facts

    2018-05-15T14:45:00Z

    Despite greater awareness and public understanding of gender identity, many transgender people still face discrimination. Alison Craggs and Debra Gers examine the key legal rights of transgender people – from management of wills and inheritance rights to equality in the workplace

  • Stephen Kavanagh
    Feature

    Take my advice

    2018-05-15T14:44:00Z

    Huge changes are afoot in the financial advice industry; it is becoming more difficult to keep up with regulatory change and identify the right advice firm for your client. Stephen Kavanagh lists the issues you should consider to ensure you make the best choices

  • Artists' wills
    Feature

    Artistic legacy

    2018-05-15T14:43:00Z

    The estates of artists, writers and other creative people throw up many issues, from the division of rights to preserving their reputation after death. Helen Citron and Robert Craig describe how the will-drafter can play a crucial role in ensuring things go smoothly

  • Charlotte Pisuto
    Feature

    Cash back

    2018-05-15T14:43:00Z

    Charlotte Pisuto addresses the practical implications of obtaining a refund for a registered enduring or lasting power of attorney from the Office of the Public Guardian

  • Fiona Heald
    Feature

    Under review

    2018-05-15T14:36:00Z

    Private Client Section committee chair Fiona Heald reviews a new title on the financial abuse of the elderly

  • David Jones
    Feature

    My legal life

    2018-05-15T14:31:00Z

    As part of our series of interviews with private client solicitors, David Jones of Hugh Jones Solicitors discusses his pro bono work and his theory on why fewer young people are attracted to a private client career