Features

  • 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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    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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    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

  • Standards: Gold and silver medals with tick
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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 

  • 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

  • Rural buildings
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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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    Helping hands

    2021-05-18T00:00:00Z

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

  • Kate Mahon
    Opinion

    Spring’s in our step

    2021-05-18T00:00:00Z

    Kate Mahon shares uplifting stories from her practice and also announces details of July’s virtual annual conference

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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

  • Double taxation: Person standing on coin looking down at mirror image
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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