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    Rectifying the situation

    2020-08-11T00:00:00Z

    Lesley King reviews a new title on the construction and rectification of wills and trust instruments

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    Move on

    2020-08-11T00:00:00Z

    In the next in our series on removing fiduciaries, Henrietta Mason explains how to remove trustees and executors against their will

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    Keeping tabs

    2020-08-11T00:00:00Z

    We are all familiar with the concept of supervision, but with working from home now the norm, how should law firms adapt their procedures to address this? Fiona du Feu provides a checklist of the areas you need to focus on

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    Home strike

    2020-08-11T00:00:00Z

    Jessica Clay explains how you can continue complying with your regulatory obligations during lockdown

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    It’s good to talk

    2020-08-11T00:00:00Z

    In light of coronavirus (COVID-19), death and dying are at the front of many people’s minds. Gary Rycroft argues that speaking with clients about advance care planning is more important than ever

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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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    The new frontier

    2020-08-11T00:00:00Z

    Cross-border mental capacity work is becoming a growing trend for many practitioners. Nicole Gallop Mildon and Alvaro Aznar Azcárate run through some typical private client scenarios you may encounter, using case studies from four European jurisdictions

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    Up to eleven

    2020-08-11T00:00:00Z

    Gareth Marland explains how the often-overlooked section 11 of the Inheritance Tax Act 1984 is a useful planning tool, particularly for families with young children

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    A question of costs

    2020-08-11T00:00:00Z

    Law Society policy adviser Anjali Mouelhi answers some of the key questions about the new SRA Accounts Rules 

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    Home comforts

    2020-08-11T00:00:00Z

    Fiona Heald explains how the Section and the Law Society are continuing to work behind the scenes this summer to support private client members

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    Lurking behind lockdown

    2020-08-11T00:00:00Z

    Lockdown has been stressful for most of us, even more so for elderly and vulnerable people – who are at increased risk of financial abuse at a time when they are even more reliant on the support of others. Heledd Wyn explains how you can help

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    Report back

    2020-08-11T00:00:00Z

    Sophie O’Connell considers what makes a good mental capacity assessment report, and the things to look out for from your assessor

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    Library FAQ: Why might I need to use a Beddoe application or order?

    2020-08-10T16:04:00Z

    The Law Society’s Library team explains where to find commentary sources and precedents for Beddoe applications and orders.

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    SRA draft business plan 2020/2021— explained

    2020-08-05T13:03:00Z

    Rebecca Atkinson, Director of Risk at Howard Kennedy, looks at the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority’s (SRA) Business Plan for 2020/21. Although subject to change following consultation, the current draft indicates the direction of travel for the SRA and the impact on the profession in terms of regulation.

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    8 ways to make use of your member benefits

    2020-07-31T11:43:00Z

    Beaulah Ince, Risk and Compliance Assistant at the Law Society, provides top tips for getting the most from your membership.

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    Online court pilots and COVID-19 – the catalyst for further momentum?

    2020-07-23T14:50:00Z

    John Cuss reviews how the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown has accelerated reform in the courts, and asks whether – without proper consultation – there’s a risk of access to justice being left behind?

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    On your feet: Making your way as a solicitor advocate

    2020-07-23T13:23:00Z

    Many litigators choose to apply for higher rights of audience, which give you the same rights to appear and conduct proceedings in court as a barrister. What does the process involve, and how can the qualification help in day-to-day litigation work?

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    SDT case update: sexual misconduct

    2020-07-22T15:09:00Z

    Amanda Croxon, risk and compliance solicitor at Howard Kennedy, asks if the SDT is making the right decisions in relation to allegations of sexual misconduct.

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    Protecting remote access

    2020-07-13T05:00:00Z

    Robert Bond looks at the data protection and security challenges when homeworking

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    Navigating PII renewal

    2020-07-13T04:45:00Z

    Brian Boehmer advises firms on how to prepare for PII renewal in a difficult market