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    Hybrid client care

    2021-09-14T14:54:00Z

    Nikki Shorto, licensed conveyancer at MJP Law, makes a case for hybrid client care by using law tech innovations to deliver a personalised service for clients.

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    Digital identities: is your firm ready?

    2021-09-13T10:48:00Z

    As technology continues to change the way we work, Senior Marketing Manager at InfoTrack, Bronwyn Townsend, reviews how digital ID verification can be adopted in conveyancing.

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    Book review: Anti-money Laundering Toolkit (3rd)

    2021-09-10T15:16:00Z

    Sue Mawdsley reviews the latest edition of the Anti-Money Laundering Toolkit (Law Society, 2021, £60) by Alison Matthews.

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    Thinking differently

    2021-09-06T13:45:00Z

    Jonathan Andrews discusses neurodiversity in the legal profession and draws on his personal experience to provide tips for firms on how to recruit, retain and manage those who think differently

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    Sustainability matters

    2021-09-06T13:34:00Z

    Katie Elmer, head of consultancy at Carbon Footprint, discusses the importance of environmental and sustainablility policies for law firms.  

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    Complaints handling – 5 top tips

    2021-09-02T14:29:00Z

    Anjali Mouelhi, regulatory policy adviser, provides some top tips on how good practice can prevent complaints from happening in the first place and from escalating and when they do.

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    COVID-19: Solicitors’ PI insurance

    2021-08-26T13:55:00Z Partner content

    Piers Winton, senior vice president at Paragon, takes a look into the current state of the professional indemnity insurance (PII) market

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    Running the risk

    2021-08-19T00:00:00Z

    Kate Burt looks at the updated Legal Sector Affinity Group’s anti-money laundering guidance, its practical implications for solicitors, and specific risks in private client work

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    Paper trails

    2021-08-19T00:00:00Z

    While the digitalisation of the probate process continues apace, there are still some grants of representation that need to be made on paper, as Keith Biggs explains

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    Life in the Med

    2021-08-19T00:00:00Z

    Álvaro Aznar Azcárate and Alejandro Verdú de Haro look at the impact of Brexit on UK nationals with assets in Spain, and discuss taxation, estate planning and residency issues

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    Root of the issue

    2021-08-19T00:00:00Z

    Stuart Adams explains why will writers who overlook section 33 of the Wills Act 1837 do so at their peril

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    Intelligent life

    2021-08-19T00:00:00Z

    Joanna Goodman investigates the growth of AI in private client work, how it’s being used, and the benefits it can bring to your practice

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    Helping hands

    2021-08-19T00:00:00Z

    Angela Evans reviews a new title by the Law Society on inheritance tax planning

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    Grey matter

    2021-08-19T00:00:00Z

    Most property and financial affairs deputies will be familiar with last year’s Court of Protection decision in Re ACC and its practical implications. Bethan Phillips explains how you can approach the grey areas that remain

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    The good will

    2021-08-19T00:00:00Z

    Charitable gifts in wills often have vital roles in estate planning. Katherine Ellis takes a closer look at charitable legacies, the inheritance tax options available pre- and post-death, and the benefits of each for charities and personal beneficiaries

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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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    Estate of play

    2021-08-19T00:00:00Z

    Cancer Research UK recently held an online event with a panel of legal and medical experts to discuss whether COVID-19 has increased the likelihood of claims against estates. Here is a summary of the key points discussed 

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    Classical studies

    2021-08-19T00:00:00Z

    Kate Mahon reviews the ninth edition of the Law Society’s popular Probate Practitioner’s Handbook, with new chapters on data protection and the SRA Accounts Rules

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    Back to Basics: Inheritance tax and partially exempt estates

    2021-08-19T00:00:00Z

    Lesley King explains how to get the calculations right for inheritance tax due on partially exempt estates

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    Inheritance: the conversations we’re still not having

    2021-08-13T10:50:00Z Sponsored content

    Although no one enjoys talking about it, there is no ‘right’ age to start planning for probate, says Steve Gauke, business development director at Law Society sponsored partner Ampla Finance. Here’s why the conversation should start today.