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  • PS July 2013 cover

    PS July 2013


    This edition features trustees with conflicting interests, forensic accountants, using artwork to meet tax liabilities, the RDR, WIQS, wealth planning, elderly care, being a charitable trustee, probate in France and Jersey, deathbed mental capacity, Green Deal and probate properties, investment bonds, and conflicts of law in cross-border cases

  • PS May 2013 cover

    PS May 2013


    This edition features deathbed wills, Hawes v Burgess on solicitors’ evidence, capacity to consent to sexual relationships, estate administration mistakes, referrals to financial advisers, the 2013 budget, international probate, holiday lettings businesses, pro bono work, pre-nups and matrimonial property regimes for international couples

  • PS March 2013 cover

    PS March 2013


    This edition features raising your profile in your local community, acting as executor if your firm is an LLP, declarations of trust for cohabitants, efficiency in private client practice, deathbed planning, will-drafting, cross-border mental capacity, LPAs, the legality of marriages, charitable legacies, and tax on equine businesses

  • PS January 2013 cover

    PS January 2013


    This edition features taxation and the 2012 Budget, end-of-life care, EU succession rules, the RDR and financial advice, residence and domicile, advising family and small business owners, tax relief for farming businesses, German probate, mediation, regulating will-writing, complex estates, and care home fees

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    Lender Exchange update: letter from Law Society chief of Corporate Affairs


    The Law Society’s chief of corporate affairs has written an open letter to the profession providing an update on the Law Society’s involvement with Lender Exchange

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    Law Society responds to Defra consultation on the Flood Reinsurance Scheme


    Given that the government’s stated objective has been to ensure that domestic property insurance continues to be widely available and affordable in areas of flood risk, it is difficult to accept that many will be excluded from the scheme.

  • Jorge Eduardo Gouvêa

    Legal life in... Rio de Janeiro


    Jorge Eduardo Gouvêa Vieira partner at Escritório de Advocacia Gouvêa Vieira shares his views about his legal life in Rio de Janeiro

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    Law Society releases new practice note on wills and lifetime gifts


    The new practice note explains how you can put safeguards in place to protect your firm from allegations of improper influence

  • News

    New committee members elected at 2014 AGM


    The annual general meeting, held at this year’s annual conference, saw new members join the committee and current members secure re-election.

  • Kerry Underwood

    Consumer contracts: information for clients


    Kerry Underwood on the information clients must now be supplied with before signing a contract

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    To mediate or not to mediate?


    Mark Field looks at reasons to consider mediation in preference to a joint settlement meeting

  • Personal injury claims

    Personal injury claims: the new "fundamentally dishonest" clause


    Stratos Gatzouris  on the ‘fundamentally dishonest’ clause in the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill, how it might work in practice and why the debate isn’t over

  • Rocco Pirozzolo

    DBAs: Failure to launch


    Rocco Pirozzolo on why firms will remain unlikely to use damages-based agreements unless the MOJ reviews the legislation

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    The SARAH Bill: slaying the health and safety culture?


    Asad Khan  on why Chris Grayling’s attack on the ‘compensation culture’ won’t work

  • Passenger plane

    Delayed flight claims – what's changed?


    Sean Heywood on how two appeal decisions have clarified the position on bringing compensation claims against airlines for delayed flights

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    Library FAQ: Scott schedules


    The Law Society Library lists resources which contain precedents for Scott schedules

  • Analysis

    Burrett v Mencap Ltd [2014] EW Misc B50 (CC)


    A hearing to determine the costs consequences of a variation to a Part 36 offer.

  • Analysis

    Kellie & Kellie v Wheatley & Lloyd Architects Ltd [2014] EWHC 2866 (TCC)


    Reviews the law relating to conduct and costs; the power to award indemnity costs; and the effect of an order for indemnity costs on a costs budget. 

  • Analysis

    Wagenaar v Weekend Travel Ltd and Serradj [2014] EWCA Civ 1105


    Court of Appeal’s first interpretation of QOCS provisions, including whether the QOCS regime was a valid one and if QOCS applies to Part 20 proceedings between a defendant and a third party. 

  • Analysis

    Ultimate Products Ltd v Wooley [2014] EWHC 2706 (Ch)


    Court applied three-stage test in Denton when considering an application for relief from sanctions, and held failure to serve notice of new CFA was not a serious breach.