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    A place in the sun

    2020-02-13T00:00:00Z

    Angharad Lynn looks at the issues involved when succession planning for clients with homes abroad

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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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    Plenary: Good as golden

    2019-09-17T00:00:00Z

    At the Private Client Section annual conference, Lesley King provided her yearly update on private client law and practice, covering the residence nil-rate band, the importance of the ‘golden rule’, and an urgent Court of Protection application

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    Red flags

    2019-08-06T00:02:00Z

    Mariel Stringer-Fehlow outlines her tips and practical advice for trustees on spotting the early warning signs of a matter turning contentious, using four common scenarios

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    The small print

    2019-05-14T00:00:00Z

    The Competition and Market Authority’s recent market study into the care home industry found that people are not being treated fairly. Caroline Bielanska presents a guide to the care home contract terms that are likely to be unfair, and what you can do if you encounter them

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    Writing wrongs

    2019-02-12T00:00:00Z

    Daphne Perry offers some simple writing techniques to improve client service and business returns

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    Take control

    2018-11-06T00:02:00Z

    The EU GDPR magnifies the data privacy obligations of deputies and attorneys in relation to donors and people lacking mental capacity. Craig Ward provides a guide to the new requirements

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    Keynote: Hot off the press

    2018-09-18T00:14:00Z

    At the conference keynote session, Paul Lewis , financial journalist and broadcaster, in conversation with John Hyde , deputy news editor of the Law Society Gazette, spoke about pricing and clarity in legal services

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    State of the art

    2018-08-07T00:11:00Z

    Eleni Polycarpou and Giulia Trojano consider the tax and inheritance issues involved in handling estates rich in artworks, and look to the future and the rise of digital art 

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    Back to basics: Deeds of variation and disclaimers

    2018-08-07T00:06:00Z

    Deeds of variation and disclaimers can prove useful tools to redirect dispositions in a will. Angharad Lynn reviews the basics

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    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

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    A fine line

    2018-02-21T15:31:00Z

    A professional deputy is under a duty to protect P from financial abuse and spending unwisely, but when does this become overprotectiveness? Using practical examples, Holly Miéville-Hawkins and Asha Beswetherick explain how you can navigate this increasingly fine line

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    Don't get in the red

    2017-11-07T11:25:00Z

    Richard Dew explains the complexities of administrating insolvent estates

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    Brain trust

    2017-09-19T09:42:00Z

    Lesley King  provides an update on recent developments in private client law

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    Gilded cage

    2017-08-08T00:00:00Z

     Alexis Hearnden provides a guide to the the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards for the non-specialist practitioner

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    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

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    Wind it up

    2017-02-14T00:00:00Z

    Jo Summers addresses the key taxation issues trustees must be aware of when winding up a trust

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    New habits

    2016-11-15T16:37:00Z

    Philip Giles explains how private client, property and family departments can best work together when advising co-habitees

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    A run for your money?

    2016-07-18T13:42:00Z

    Grania Langdon-Down explores competition in the probate market

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    Back to Basics: Removing and retiring trustees and PRs

    2016-05-19T16:03:00Z

    Removing a fellow professional fiduciary