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    PII renewal – getting the best deal

    2021-03-05T10:37:00Z

    Piers Winton considers the current landscape for PII renewal and gives some tips on getting the best deal for your firm.

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    Clash of the trustees - removing a trustee with competing interests

    2021-03-03T14:38:00Z

    Roman Kubiak discusses the January 2021 decision of HHJ David Cooke in Manton v Manton , in which he removed a trustee of a family trust for breach of the “conflict rule”.

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    Rectification of post-death variations: check and re-check

    2021-03-03T13:57:00Z

    Lesley King addresses a recent judgment involving a successful claim for a rectification of a deed of variation, which emphasises the importance of good communication between professionals.

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    Your regulatory questions answered

    2021-02-26T14:57:00Z

    Our Practice Advice Service answers some commonly asked questions on compliance matters.

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    On the Beach, out of jurisdiction

    2021-02-23T13:36:00Z

    The rules on when claimants need to seek court permission to serve proceedings out of jurisdiction changed on 1 January 2021. Henk Soede, barrister at 1 Chancery Lane chambers, looks at a recent case where permission was granted.

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    Dubious investment schemes: too good to be true?

    2021-02-23T12:02:00Z

    Rina Amin, risk and compliance solicitor at Howard Kennedy, shares tips on how to spot a dubious investment scheme.

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    Simply topping

    2021-02-16T00:00:00Z

    Fiona Heald presents a guide to the sometimes complex rules around third-party top-up fees for care payments

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    Trust the process

    2021-02-16T00:00:00Z

    Kirsten Franklin presents a back-to-basics guide on running trusts, and the compliance aspects to be aware of

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    Swift justice

    2021-02-16T00:00:00Z

    Swift v Carpenter provides welcome guidance for injury claimants who need to purchase more expensive property, says Laura Scantlebury

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    Lasting impressions

    2021-02-16T00:00:00Z

    Alberto Perez Cedillo looks at the equivalents to lasting powers of attorney across the world

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    Safe from harm

    2021-02-16T00:00:00Z

    Sophie O’Connell explores some of the ways deputies and attorneys can protect clients from financial fraud. Rick Kent then provides practical tips and advice on how your firm can protect itself and its clients from cybercrime

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    Gain in Spain?

    2021-02-16T00:00:00Z

    Álvaro Aznar Azcárate looks at estate planning for clients with assets in Spain – specifically, the pros and cons of having either one UK worldwide will, or a separate will for the Spanish assets

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    Taxing disposals

    2021-02-16T00:00:00Z

    In April 2020, the rules for paying capital gains tax on the sale of UK residential property changed, with the tax becoming payable upfront. Paul Saunders explains some of the ways it affects personal representatives and trustees 

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    Keeping close

    2021-02-16T00:00:00Z

    How can you ensure that your trainees learn relevant skills, now that working from home has largely replaced previously office-based activities? Fiona du Feu explains how you can overcome the practical difficulties as much as you can

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    Charity case

    2021-02-16T00:00:00Z

    Recent research has shown that charitable gifts in wills have increased by over 50% since the pandemic, and a legacy boom in the coming years is also expected. Katherine Ellis explains how you can ensure charitable gifts are made correctly in wills, and how private client solicitors can help ...

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    Book review: Doing the deed

    2021-02-16T00:00:00Z

    Gareth Marland reviews the latest release by Professor Lesley King on varying the distribution of an estate after death

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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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    Back to Basics: Liabilities in estate administration

    2021-02-16T00:00:00Z

    Lesley King looks at the rules governing payment of debts and liabilities during the administration of estates, including a number of example scenarios and relevant case law.

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    Lexlaw v Zuberi: damages-based agreements

    2021-02-10T10:42:00Z

    Karim Oualnan, partner at Lexlaw , explains the recent Court of Appeal ruling which provides much-needed clarity for solicitors using damages-based agreements (DBAs) with their clients

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    Law firm acquisitions: Looking ahead to 2021

    2021-02-09T13:42:00Z

    Andrew Hedley, Andrew Roberts and Paul Bennett, look at the merger and acquisition trends to expect in 2021 for law firms of all sizes