Features

  • Dr Zara Whysall
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    Impaired vision

    2020-05-12T00:00:00Z

    Unconscious bias in a business can impair good decision-making. Dr Zara Whysall looks at its impact on decisions about appointing and promoting leaders, and how law firms can minimise unconscious biases

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    Testing times

    2020-05-12T00:00:00Z

    The Solicitors Qualifying Examination, the new route to qualifying as a solicitor, has been debated and discussed for several years now, and is due to arrive in autumn 2021. Alan East explains what you need to know

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    Removal service

    2020-05-12T00:00:00Z

    There are many reasons why a change in attorney or deputy may be in P’s best interests, but what can you do if they resist? Holly Miéville-Hawkins explains how to remove an attorney or deputy against their will

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    Out of joint

    2020-05-12T00:00:00Z

    Sarah Cookson and Clare Harman Clark consider the structures and implications of joint ownership, and how private client solicitors can best make use of the tools available from HM Land Registry

  • Alberto Perez Cedillo
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    Over the border

    2020-05-12T00:00:00Z

    Alberto Perez Cedillo reviews the 2020 Private Client Section Cross border conference, held in March at Chancery Lane

  • Fiona Heald
    Opinion

    Strange days

    2020-05-12T00:00:00Z

    Fiona Heald talks about the challenges of working as a private client practitioner during lockdown

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    Mere chattels?

    2020-05-12T00:00:00Z

    Many testators gift chattels to executors absolutely to avoid the hassle of regularly updating their wills. It’s usually straightforward but, as Paul Saunders explains, tax and other implications can arise

  • Kate Mahon
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    This year’s model

    2020-05-12T00:00:00Z

    Kate Mahon discusses changing her business model from sole practitioner to alternative business structure. Why exactly did she do it, and what lessons can others learn from her experience?

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    Asset managers

    2020-05-12T00:00:00Z

    Virtually all of us have digital assets – email and social media accounts, photos in the cloud – but it remains unclear what happens to them once we lose capacity. Angharad Lynn explains how you can advise clients, and the options available for attorneys and deputies

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    Red zone

    2020-05-12T00:00:00Z

    Lesley King gives her tips for dealing with insolvent estates

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    The scheme of things

    2020-05-12T00:00:00Z

    Tony Padgett presents a guide for personal representatives handling pensions as part of an estate administration

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    Handle with care

    2020-05-12T00:00:00Z

    Sophie O’Connell looks at the impact of new coronavirus legislation on the care duties of local authorities