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    Law Society publishes new practice note on international aspects of mental capacity


    The new practice note deals with some of the issues that may arise in private international law when an individual living or owning property abroad loses mental capacity

  • Peter Reekie, commentator

    Troublesome lease clauses


    Recently, the most troublesome lease clauses have been those dealing with termination – specifically break rights. I consider two recent high profile cases that illustrate this point.

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  • Lesley King

    Strengthening the DOTAS rules


    Lesley King discusses the government’s consultation on strengthening the DOTAS regime, including proposals to significantly increase IHT reporting requirements, and how the Inheritance and Trustees’ Powers Act 2014 amends claims made under the Inheritance Act 1975.

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    Private Client Section e-newsletter September 2014


    Featuring the Elderly Client conference, dates for the upcoming seminar series, an FAQ on applying for probate if the original will is missing, and Lesley King on DOTAS and the Inheritance and Trustees’ Powers Act 2014

  • Roman Kubiak

    Spotlight: 72nd Update to the CPR and Inheritance Act 1975 claims


    The 72nd Update to the CPR came into force on 22 April 2014. Amongst other things, the rules were amended to clarify the courts’ costs management powers and the cases to which costs management will now apply.

  • Alexandra Hollingshead

    Webinar: Capital gains tax update 2014 (8th May 2014)


    In one of the four webinars inclusive in 2014 Private Client Section membership, Alexandra Hollingshead examines recent changes to CGT and provides practical examples and case studies

  • Stuart Adams

    Spotlight: Mehjoo v (1) Harben Barker (a firm), (2) Harben Barker Ltd


    Court of Appeal overturns Mehjoo decision on tax advice.

  • Simon Leney

    New year, old values


    In an increasingly commercialised world, the traditional values of professionalism seem less and less appreciated. Which makes them all the more important for solicitors in a liberalised market, says Simon Leney , Private Client Section chair

  • Influencing Factors

    Influencing factors


    Rosanna Foskett examines the recent judgment in Hart and Samways v Burbidge , which illustrates how the courts will apply the principle of presumed undue influence, even where such influence was not intentional

  • James Lister

    ​Spotlight: Blankley v Central Manchester & Manchester Children’s University Hospitals NHS Trust


    Is a solicitor’s retainer automatically terminated if their client loses mental capacity during the course of the retainer?

  • Rebecca Piper

    Spotlight: Marley v Rawlings


    Supreme Court overturns Court of Appeal decision and holds that a mirror will signed by the wrong spouse can be rectified.

  • Lucy Obrey

    Webinar: Estate planning for owner managers (11 November 2014)


    In one of the four webinars inclusive in 2014 Private Client Section membership, Lucy Obrey looks at all aspects of estate planning for owner managers of businesses, from family provision claims to business property relief

  • Lesley King

    The Jimmy Savile case: when can a court remove an executor?


    Lesley King discusses new HMRC self-assessment guidance sheets, and why the failure to remove remove Jimmy Savile’s executors has implications for private client practitioners.

  • Lesley King

    Home and away: inheritance claims by cohabitants


    Lesley King considers an interesting decision on Inheritance Act claims by cohabitants, plus HMRC’s latest proposed changes to the taxation of relevant property trusts.

  • Rob Cope

    Asking the question


    By making clients aware of the option of leaving a small charitable gift from their estate once friends and family have been looked after, solicitors can make a huge difference to many good causes, writes Rob Cope

  • Fertility Tests

    Fertility tests


    Patricia Wass looks at how the Court of Protection cases approaches sterilisation and abortion

  • Sima Pankhania

    Back to basics 30: Tax reliefs


    Sima Pankhania  and Richard Mannion  consider the various tax and investment reliefs available to private clients in managing their personal tax liabilities. In particular, the taxes covered here are income tax, capital gains tax (CGT) and inheritance tax (IHT).

  • David Bennett

    Statement of intent


    The 2013 autumn statement was quickly followed by the draft 2014 Finance Bill, containing 673 pages of tax changes. David Bennett summarises those most relevant to you and your clients

  • Lesley King

    Frustrated wills: it's all about interpretation


    Lesley King examines two recent cases in which the High Court considered errors made in the drafting of wills. In the light of the House of Lords’ decision on interpretation in Marley v Rawlings , will the courts now take a more relaxed view?