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    Willing and able?

    2021-06-08T00:00:00Z

    Vicki Pearce outlines how to assess if your client has mental capacity and explains the different authorities which can be put in place for a client who lacks capacity

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    File closures

    2021-05-27T09:12:00Z

    Efficient file archiving is always relevant but may now be under severe pressure during successive pandemic lockdowns. Fiona du Feu looks at the compliance implications for actively managing file closures.

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    A new approach: alternative dispute resolution with the BBRS

    2021-05-26T08:34:00Z

    Alexandra Marks CBE, chief adjudicator at the Business Banking Resolution Service (BBRS), shares how it works, how and when to use them, and what drew her to work at the service.

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    Court e-bundle requirements [complete 2021 guide]

    2021-05-21T10:57:00Z

    James Logue, researcher and marketer in the legal software as a service (SaaS) industry, shares the essentials you should be looking out for when building your bundles.

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    Is your firm operating digitally?

    2021-05-18T15:30:00Z

    With most firms moving to some form of agile working, Bronwyn Townsend, Senior Marketing Manager at InfoTrack, looks at the spectrum of technology solutions that can help firms to operate digitally.

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    Social life

    2021-05-18T13:18:00Z

    Victoria Moffatt looks at how lawyers can effectively use LinkedIn to engage with their clients, peers and colleagues

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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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    Helping hands

    2021-05-18T00:00:00Z

    Sophie O’Connell reviews the latest edition of the Law Society’s Elderly Client Handbook

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    Gold standard

    2021-05-18T00:00:00Z

    Nikki Millings provides a helpful, common sense guide to meeting the OPG deputy standards and completing the standards checklist 

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    Flexible friends

    2021-05-18T00:00:00Z

    How useful are pension vehicles for the farming community? Whether using them as a means by which to leverage pension capital or as part of a wider succession planning strategy, a pension arrangement can offer flexible solutions, explains Sarah Astley

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    Exit signs

    2021-05-18T00:00:00Z

    Leaving the EU has had, and continues to have, a significant impact on the legal world. But what is its specific impact in relation to private client legal work, and what changes may still be to come? Angharad Lynn investigates

  • Paul Saunders
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    The estate is not enough

    2021-05-18T00:00:00Z

    We have all seen wills in which beneficiaries question whether the existence of the transferable nil-rate band changes the amount payable under a nil-rate band legacy. Paul Saunders assesses what happens where the estate is insufficient to satisfy the legacy in any event

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    Rules of engagement

    2021-05-18T00:00:00Z

    Fiona du Feu talks to practitioners Clare King of Clarion Solicitors and Rachel Roche of Roche Legal about how they have managed the ethical challenges around client care during the pandemic 

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    Double trouble

    2021-05-18T00:00:00Z

    The same income may be taxed twice when the UK and other countries are involved – so it is important to understand possible tax relief through double tax agreements, explains Alberto Perez Cedillo

  • Sarah Murphy
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    Back to Basics: Duties of an executor

    2021-05-18T00:00:00Z

    Sarah Murphy recaps the basics on executors’ duties

  • David Cummins
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    Putting it away

    2021-05-18T00:00:00Z

    David Cummins discusses some important points to consider when planning for your own retirement

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    Podcast: Networking for private client lawyers

    2021-05-13T11:02:00Z

    In this 21-minute podcast, Linda Dack and Chris Claxton Shirley discuss the networking experiences of private client lawyers during the pandemic.

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    Cloud technology promotes more agility for conveyancing firms

    2021-04-22T10:32:00Z

    Bronwyn Townsend, Senior Marketing Manager at InfoTrack, considers how technology can assist conveyancers with high volumes of work while social distancing restrictions are still in place

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    BeWare!

    2021-04-21T09:32:00Z

    Lesley King comments on a case in which rectification of deeds of appointment was granted where there had been a mistake as to the legal, and not just fiscal, consequences of changes to a trust.

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    Toxic productivity

    2021-04-20T15:35:00Z

    Angus Lyon explains ’burnout’ and how to spot the signs