Ethnic Minority Lawyers anchor links – Page 2

  • Chris Whitehouse
    Feature

    Annual Conference 2014: Capital ideas

    2014-09-11T00:00:00Z

    At the Private Client Section annual conference, Chris Whitehouse provided an extensive update on recent and upcoming capital tax changes, from the proposed new settlement nil-rate band, to the increasing focus by government on tax avoidance

  • Alan Eccles
    Feature

    Annual Conference 2014: In the public eye

    2014-09-11T00:00:00Z

    At the Private Client Section annual conference, public guardian Alan Eccles spoke about the process of change at the Office of the Public Guardian, from its new digital service to raising public awareness of mental capacity issues

  • Lesley King
    Feature

    Annual Conference 2014: Marley and me

    2014-09-11T00:00:00Z

    At the Private Client Section annual conference, Lesley King provided an update on the recent high profile case of Marley v Rawlings and its effects in practice, including on other recent cases

  • Faking It
    Feature

    Faking it

    2014-09-11T00:00:00Z

    Jordan Holland and Sam Chandler look at the rise of will forgery, and the lessons to learn for practitioners

  • Elizabeth Cooke
    Feature

    Power to the people

    2014-09-11T00:00:00Z

    The Inheritance and Trustees’ Powers Act 2014, expected to come into force next month, represents one of the most significant changes to intestacy and family provision law in a generation. Elizabeth Cooke and Spencer Clarke explain what it will mean in practice

  • Sharp relief graphic
    Feature

    Sharp relief

    2014-09-11T00:00:00Z

    The Court of Appeal decision in Mitchell has had widely reported repercussions for litigators around relief from sanctions, but what are the particular issues for contentious private client practitioners? Charlotte Searle explains

  • Penelope Reed
    Feature

    At a loss

    2014-09-11T00:00:00Z

    Penelope Reed provides a practical guide to the mitigation of loss in private client negligence claims, with reference to recent high-profile cases including Marley v Rawlings and Pitt v Holt

  • Sheree Green
    Feature

    Meek: who shall inherit?

    2014-09-11T00:00:00Z

    Sheree Green reports on the latest chapter in the long-running litigation over the estate of Gladys Meek, and her two deputies’ mis-spending of her estate

  • SRA
    Update

    SRA issues guidance on will-writing

    2014-07-16T00:00:00Z

    The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has issued guidance for solicitors preparing wills, to remind solicitors of their responsibilities and the outcomes that should be achieved in chapter 1 of the SRA Code of Conduct 2011.

  • News

    New consumer contracts regulations

    2014-07-16T00:00:00Z

    New consumer protection regulations which came into force on 13 June will apply to solicitors’ retainers entered into on or after that date. Solicitors will need to review their standard retainers, client care letters and model agreements.

  • Update

    WIQS update

    2014-07-16T00:00:00Z

    The Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme (WIQS) launched by the Law Society earlier this year is fast approaching the 100-member mark

  • Gavel image
    News

    Right to die appeal dismissed by Supreme Court

    2014-07-16T00:00:00Z

    A majority in the Supreme Court has dismissed two appeals seeking a ruling that current English law is incompatible with the right to dignity and a private life.

  • Simon Leney
    Opinion

    All is forfeit

    2014-07-16T00:00:00Z

    Simon Leney  looks at the implications of the Forfeiture Act for mercy killings

  • Conspicuous Consumption
    Feature

    Conspicuous consumption

    2014-07-16T00:00:00Z

    New consumer contracts legislation introduced in June needs to be addressed in all solicitors firms’ terms of business and client care letters. Ian Bond and Helen Clarke outline the implications for private client practitioners

  • Adam Draper
    Feature

    Pullan apart

    2014-07-16T00:00:00Z

    The recent case of Pullan v Wilson reiterates the importance of ensuring that professional trustees’ fees are reasonable. Adam Draper examines the case, and the lessons to learn for solicitor trustees

  • Tied up in knots image
    Feature

    Tied up in knots

    2014-07-16T00:00:00Z

    Mark Harper provides an update on pre- and post-nuptial agreements, including recent case law, the Law Commission’s proposals, and issues relating to international couples or those with assets abroad

  • Jo Summers
    Feature

    Back to Basics: FATCA and UK trusts

    2014-07-16T00:00:00Z

    Jo Summers explains what FATCA is and its application to UK trusts

  • An expensive lesson image
    Feature

    An expensive lesson

    2014-07-16T00:00:00Z

    Recent years have seen private school and university fees rocket, and private client practitioners are more likely than ever to be asked by clients, whether parents or grandparents, for advice on tax-efficient fees planning. Mark Brownridge offers some tips

  • Philip Evans
    Feature

    Handle with care

    2014-07-16T00:00:00Z

    The Care Act 2014 has received royal assent and will come into force in October. Philip Evans explains some of the key provisions on care funding and local authorities’ duties, and their impact on private clients and their advisers

  • Enrol with the punches
    Feature

    Enrol with the punches

    2014-07-16T00:00:00Z

    Clients who employ care or support staff directly will have pension obligations under the new auto-enrolment scheme, and professional deputies have a key role in advising them on compliance. Jane Bennett and Sean McSweeney explain