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  • Will-writer
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    Will-wrangling – exceptions not rules in Wrangle v Brunt

    2020-09-18T10:15:00Z

    Roman Kubiak looks at a recent High Court decision which approved the validity of a will signed, at the testator’s direction, by his attorney – and which ordered the deceased’s estate to pay the costs for both parties.

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    Trust issues: witnessing wills and changes to the Trusts Register

    2020-09-17T20:21:00Z

    Lesley King considers the recent changes to the Trusts Register and a legislation update, validating wills made via videoconference since 31 January 2020.

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    Turnover rents in the time of Coronavirus

    2020-09-17T14:50:00Z

    Clare Harman Clark examines how uncertainty in the retail sector may be fuelling a comeback for turnover rents, and how parties can make the compromise of variable rents work.

  • Agile businessman
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    The invisible revolution: the world of work post-COVID-19

    2020-09-17T09:36:00Z

    Law Management Section committee members Fariha Butt , Alison Downie  and Paul Bennett  look at the impact of the pandemic and lockdown on agile working and other working patterns

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    FAQs - ways of working

    2020-09-16T14:55:00Z

    Our Practice Advice team has put together some of their most frequently asked questions (and answers) on current compliance issues.

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    FAQs: Complaints handling

    2020-09-16T08:08:00Z

    Our Practice Advice Service answers your FAQs.

  • Right thing: open door with question mark
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    The right thing

    2020-09-15T00:00:00Z

    Richard Burnham looks at how law firms can create an ethical culture and support millennials in making ethical decisions

  • Estelle Price
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    Route planner

    2020-09-15T00:00:00Z

    Three private client solicitors explain what drew them to this area of practice, look at their career journey, and consider what the future might hold for private client practitioners beyond lockdown

  • Life story: couple embrace under raincloud
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    Life story

    2020-09-15T00:00:00Z

    A married couple comes to you looking to draw up their wills. Hayley Seddon and Russell Kaminski look at what you need to ask and advise them, and how a simple instruction can be far more complex and interesting than it seems

  • Chris Claxton-Shirley
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    This much I know

    2020-09-15T00:00:00Z

    Chris Claxton-Shirley qualified into private client work two years ago. He explains how his initial expectations were confounded, and how to tell whether private client work could be for you

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    Junior league

    2020-09-15T00:00:00Z

    An anonymous junior lawyer lists some of the things they wish they’d known when first starting out in their career in private client practice

  • Melinda Giles
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    Endless horizons

    2020-09-15T00:00:00Z

    Do you know all the ways your private client career could develop? Melinda Giles outlines just some of the options, and sets out to prove that private client is one of the most challenging and varied legal disciplines in practice today

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    Premium matters – managing your renewal in a tough market

    2020-09-08T09:20:00Z

    With the October deadline drawing near, Martin MacHale offers tips for those completing last-minute professional indemnity insurance (PII) renewals in a challenging year.

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    Getting back to the office: supporting your people

    2020-09-03T13:10:00Z

    Nadia Biles Davies looks at the people side of managing a return to the office, including how to manage survivor guilt after redundancy, how to capitalise on new ways of working, and how to win the hearts and minds of a nervous workforce

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    Technology and regulatory compliance

    2020-09-03T12:29:00Z

    Kerry Beynon, Partner at RDP Law, looks at the role of technology in relation to regulatory compliance in a fast-changing world.

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    From time to Tyne

    2020-09-02T00:00:00Z

    Georgia Jones provides a back to basics guide to Tyneside flat lease arrangements, and what you need to know if you are acting on the sale or purchase of a Tyneside flat

  • Gavin Le Chat
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    At your service

    2020-09-02T00:00:00Z

    In the third in his series on what property solicitors need to know about different phases of the development process, Gavin Le Chat looks at drainage and the supply of services

  • Conflicts of interest in conveyancing: man in suit crossing tightrope between two people
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    Pick a side

    2020-09-02T00:00:00Z

    Lorraine Richardson provides a reminder of conflicts of interest in conveyancing, focusing on a key area where risk can arise: acting for both the buyer and seller in a transaction

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    Riding out the storm

    2020-09-02T00:00:00Z

    Steven Petty explains how his specialist commercial property firm has weathered the COVID-19 storm – and why the firm has continued to award bonuses and recruit new staff

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    Lock and quay

    2020-09-02T00:00:00Z

    Ibraheem Dulmeer and Justin Bates look at a recent Upper Tribunal case involving the application of service charges at the Docklands development, No.1 West India Quay