Features

  • Fiona Heald
    Opinion

    Feeling the heat

    2019-05-14T00:00:00Z

    Fiona Heald laments further disruption to the probate process as the government carries on with its courts reform programme

  • Helen Starkie
    Feature

    Standing tall

    2019-05-14T00:00:00Z

    Section committee member Helen Starkie discusses bouncing back from ill health, what the Law Society could do better to support its members, and why her sole practice is thriving

  • Julian Hall
    Feature

    Emotional rescue

    2019-05-14T00:00:00Z

    Private client practice can take its toll. Warring families, watching clients succumb to ill health and, of course, death are all parts of the job. Julian Hall explains how you can build your emotional resilience to better manage times of stress

  • Kate Mahon
    Feature

    Word on the street

    2019-05-14T00:00:00Z

    Kate Mahon reviews the latest release by Gill Steel on how the public can get the best from their lawyer

  • Capital gains tax - hands holding scythe in shapre of pound sign (£)
    Feature

    Pain and gain

    2019-05-14T00:00:00Z

    Alex Wavell looks at the income tax and capital gains tax issues which executors, or their advisers, will often face when administering the estate of a deceased person

  • Dr Elisabeth Alton
    Feature

    A meeting of minds

    2019-05-14T00:00:00Z

    GPs are sometimes reluctant to carry out mental capacity assessments if a solicitor requests one for a client. Dr Elisabeth Alton explains how your legal knowledge and experience can be key to changing their minds

  • Paul Saunders
    Feature

    Claim checks

    2019-05-14T00:00:00Z

    The claims deadline for mis-sold payment protection insurance (PPI) is just a few months away. While it’s not always clear when administering a deceased person’s estate if they had PPI, Paul Saunders explains why fiduciaries should still consider making a claim

  • Alberto Perez Cedillo
    Feature

    On the borders

    2019-05-14T00:00:00Z

    Alberto Perez Cedillo presents his highlights of this year’s Private Client Section Cross border conference

  • Care home industry small print: person holding pen over terms and conditions
    Feature

    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

  • Free drafting documents - pen dripping ink onto person holding umbrella
    Feature

    The write approach

    2019-05-14T00:00:00Z

    Alexandra Rogers and Robert Marshall present a best practice guide to free-drafting documents yourself

  • Andrew Graves
    Feature

    Winning ways

    2019-05-14T00:00:00Z

    Cheshire firm Rowlinsons Solicitors took home the 2018 Excellence Award for Private Client Practice. Andrew Graves and Donna Eland explain the secrets of their success

  • Howard Hackney
    Feature

    The great escape

    2019-05-14T00:00:00Z

    Howard Hackney and Mark Briegal look at the practicalities of succession planning for private client firms, either through selling the firm or bringing in new partners – and what retiring partners need to do to plan their own future