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  • Richard Burnham
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    Young voices

    2019-11-12T00:00:00Z

    There have been a number of controversial recent cases at the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal involving junior lawyers pressured into making unethical decisions. Richard Burnham looks at how law firms can create an ethical culture and support millennials in making ethical decisions

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    It’s your turn

    2019-11-12T00:00:00Z

    As private client solicitors, we spend our time helping to organise the future plans of others. But do you have your own will prepared, or lasting powers of attorney in place? Do you know where they are stored? Jane Cassell lists four actions you should take now

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    Public eye

    2019-11-12T00:00:00Z

    Sunil Teeluck , deputy director of legal and information at the Office of the Public Guardian, discusses his career and working life

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    Making an exit

    2019-11-12T00:00:00Z

    Henrietta Mason and Holly Miéville-Hawkins present a practical guide to removing fiduciary trustees when they retire or lose mental capacity

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    Easy to understand

    2019-11-12T00:00:00Z

    We all know it’s highly likely that when client communication goes wrong, complaints can follow. But even if you think you’re communicating well, are you really being understood, especially by vulnerable clients? Fiona du Feu explains

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    Deputy heads

    2019-11-12T00:00:00Z

    Stephanie Kaye reports back from the first meeting of the Professional Deputies Forum, a representative voice set up to discuss the challenges that deputies face

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    Wise council

    2019-11-12T00:00:00Z

    Melinda Giles is the Law Society Council member for the Private Client Section. Here, she outlines the work she does and the role of Council

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    Charity case

    2019-11-12T00:00:00Z

    Maria King discusses common will-drafting pitfalls with charitable gifts, and provides practical tips to avoid them

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    Beast of burden

    2019-11-12T00:00:00Z

    In July, the Office of Tax Simplification published its second, long-awaited report making recommendations for inheritance tax reform. Dawn Joughlin looks at the detail

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    Back to basics: Nil-rate band discretionary trusts

    2019-11-12T00:00:00Z

    Lesley King looks at the matters to consider when dealing with an estate where the will creates a nil-rate band discretionary trust

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    Second time around

    2019-11-12T00:00:00Z

    Using case studies, Charlotte Pollard and Sofia Thomas consider the range of tax and estate planning issues for clients remarrying or divorcing later in life, and flag the common pitfalls to avoid

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    Rise above

    2019-11-12T00:00:00Z

    Eleanor Evans looks at managing the risks involved in probate and estate administration 

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    Complaints about freelancers and solicitors working in unregulated entities

    2019-11-08T14:30:00Z

    Anjali Mouelhi interviews Mariette Hughes on complaints about freelance solicitors and solicitors working in unregulated entities after 25 November.

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    SRA COLPs and COFAs Conference – a report

    2019-11-05T09:04:00Z

    Janet Noble reports back on the recent Solicitors Regulation conference for COLPs and COFAs.

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    Instructing investigators and process servers

    2019-11-04T09:32:00Z

    If you’re thinking of hiring a private investigator or process server to help you advance your case, take care - do you really know who you’re engaging with? Choosing an unregulated outfit can cause serious problems down the line, as Tony Imossi explains

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    Book review: The Solicitor’s Handbook 2019

    2019-10-31T09:49:00Z

    In the face of all the forthcoming SRA changes, Helen Carr reviews the Solicitor’s Handbook 2019.

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    Bullying and sexual harassment – advice and support services

    2019-10-30T14:38:00Z

    These services can offer you support and advice if you face workplace bullying or sexual harassment.

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    Interview: Chris Fox, In-house Solicitor of the Year 2019

    2019-10-29T15:04:00Z

    Chris Fox won the In-house Solicitor of the Year Excellence Award last week. We speak to him about developing relationships around the business, leadership, legal strategy, and bouncing back from mistakes.

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    Capital thinking: London and the south-east regional focus

    2019-10-29T15:03:00Z

    London is one of the most exciting and career-driven cities in the world, and a key destination if you want to take your job to the next level. But in these uncertain economic times, and no Brexit decision in sight, is the south-east really the best place to develop your ...

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    I. Stephanie Boyce interview - supporting in-house as Law Society president

    2019-10-29T15:03:00Z

    I. Stephanie Boyce is only the second in-house lawyer to be elected president of the Law Society, an office she will take up in 2021. She discusses how she will support the in-house sector as president, and how the Law Society can better support the in-house community.