Ethnic Minority Lawyers anchor links – Page 4

  • Feature

    Legal life in... Peru

    2013-08-14T11:02:00Z

    Eduardo Benavides from Berninzon Benavides in Lima tells us about legal life in Peru and what opportunities there are for UK and Peruvian firms.

  • News

    New website launched for Québec Lawyers Abroad

    2010-11-11T15:36:00Z

    The Avocats Hors Quebec (AHQ), the group representing members of the Barreau du Québec working abroad, has launched a new website for its members. The site includes a regular newsletter, forum and members only area.

  • News

    New York Bar confirms opposition to non-lawyer ownership

    2014-10-17T16:15:00Z

    The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) has approved the findings of the Task Force on Nonlawyer Ownership which earlier this year concluded that nonlawyer ownership should not be permitted in New York State at this time.

  • News

    QLTS: Washington DC and New Jersey now ‘recognised jurisdictions’

    Lawyers admitted in Washington DC and New Jersey can now dual-qualify as a solicitor of England and Wales through the fast-track Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme (QLTS).

  • News

    QLTS: Novo guia em português

    Baixe a nova versão do guia do Programa de Transferência de Advogados Qualificados (QLTS, Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme) em português.

  • News

    QLTS: Nueva guía en español

    Puede descargar nuestra guía del Plan de Transferencia de Abogados Titulados (QLTS) en español.

  • Moving On
    Feature

    Moving on

    2014-05-14T00:00:00Z

    Howard Hackney looks at the practicalities of succession planning for private client firms, either through selling the firm or bringing in new partners – and what retiring partners need to do to plan their own future

  • Rachel Rothwell
    Feature

    Right of reply

    2014-05-14T00:00:00Z

    Rachel Rothwell reports on a recent Justice Committee evidence session on the work of the Court of Protection, in which Sir James Munby answered questions on court transparency, moves towards regionalism in the court, and the role of the Official Solicitor

  • Alberto Perez Cedillo
    Feature

    Beyond borders

    2014-05-14T00:00:00Z

    March this year saw the third Section conference on cross-border and international private client issues. Section committee member Alberto Perez Cedillo reports on our most successful event yet

  • Stephanie Setters
    Feature

    Channelling assets

    2014-05-14T00:00:00Z

    Stephanie Setters and Barbara Lovell explain recent developments in inheritance laws on the Channel Island Bailiwick of Guernsey, which will be relevant to clients whose estates include assets in the jurisdiction

  • David Searle
    Feature

    Swiss watch

    2014-05-14T00:00:00Z

    The trend towards tax transparency continues, with a new global standard for the exchange of information between tax authorities, just a year after the end of Swiss banking secrecy. David Searle explains what it means for clients with assets abroad

  • Filippo Noseda
    Feature

    Trust no one

    2014-05-14T00:00:00Z

    Filippo Noseda presents a personal perspective on why the EU’s plans on the registration of trusts take the wrong approach, and the significant impact they could have on privacy for EU citizens

  • News

    Governance review update

    2014-05-14T00:00:00Z

    In his Comment for the March edition of PS, Private Client Section chair Simon Leney discussed the review, currently underway, of the relationship between the Law Society’s Section committees and the Society. The Law Society is committed to retaining and developing relationships with expert practitioners, so we can bring ...

  • Simon Leney
    Opinion

    Times are changing

    2014-03-11T15:00:00Z

    Private Client Section chair Simon Leney looks at the changes in the air this Spring on a number of fronts: for clients, for solicitors, and for the Private Client Section itself

  • No more secrets
    Feature

    No more secrets

    2014-03-11T14:00:00Z

    Patricia Wass looks at the impact of new guidance aimed at increasing transparency in the Court of Protection

  • Fenella Morris QC
    Feature

    Giving pause

    2014-03-11T00:00:00Z

    Simon Edwards and Fenella Morris examine some recent cases around gifts made from the estate of a person without mental capacity, and consider the thorny question of gifts where ‘P’ has and had no comprehension of giving 

  • Stuck in the middle
    Feature

    Stuck in the middle

    2014-03-11T00:00:00Z

    Christine Green and Fiona Lawrence provide a first-hand account of how challenging the role of independent administrator can be, describing a recent case in which Christine was the court-appointed administrator led to make an application for directions due to one beneficiary’s conduct

  • Timothy Gibbons
    Feature

    Back to basics 31: Family home-sharing

    2014-03-11T00:00:00Z

    Timothy Gibbons considers the legal positions of inter-generational home-sharers, to identify the possible dangers and disadvantages of home-sharing, the extent to which these issues can be overcome by professional advice, and the value of various kinds of legal arrangement

  • Daniel Sheridan
    Feature

    Securing the future

    2014-03-11T00:00:00Z

    For clients who have disabled children, one of their main priorities will be supporting their children financially after their death. Daniel Sheridan outlines the options, including wills and trusts, and their implications for tax and benefits

  • Nichola Phillipson
    Feature

    Time is of the essence

    2014-03-11T00:00:00Z

    In the recent case of Berger v Berger, the Court of Appeal examined afresh the issue of family provision claims brought out of time, in a judgment that also contains lessons for those advising elderly clients with life interests under a will. Nichola Phillipson reports