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    A taxing split

    2021-09-21T00:00:00Z

    At the conference, Tim Gillett focused on areas where private client practitioners might assist their family law colleagues with tax issues arising on divorce, and how legal separation has a variety of tax implications

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    Giving it up

    2021-08-19T00:00:00Z

    A recent case involving a law firm that refused to renounce acting as professional executor ended up with it being removed by the High Court and a hefty legal bill to pay. Julie Man explains what you should do if faced with a similar request to renounce your executorship

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    Stamp it out

    2021-05-18T00:00:00Z

    Lesley King unpicks the myriad of stamp duty land tax issues for trustees and beneficiaries

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    A shot in the arm

    2021-02-16T00:00:00Z

    While the announcement of three COVID-19 vaccines has been celebrated across the world, there are many considerations for attorneys and deputies to consider for people who lack mental capacity to consent to be vaccinated. Craig Ward explains

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    Deep impact

    2020-11-17T00:00:00Z

    Alberto Perez Cedillo takes an in-depth view on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the practice of international private client

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    Life story

    2020-09-15T00:00:00Z

    A married couple comes to you looking to draw up their wills. Hayley Seddon and Russell Kaminski look at what you need to ask and advise them, and how a simple instruction can be far more complex and interesting than it seems

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    Gone to pot

    2020-08-11T00:00:00Z

    While pension pots are usually exempt from inheritance tax, there are still exceptions to be wary of. Jo Summers looks at the traps to avoid

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    Removal service

    2020-05-12T00:00:00Z

    There are many reasons why a change in attorney or deputy may be in P’s best interests, but what can you do if they resist? Holly Miéville-Hawkins explains how to remove an attorney or deputy against their will

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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