All articles by Fiona Heald

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    Simply topping

    2021-02-16T00:00:00Z

    Fiona Heald presents a guide to the sometimes complex rules around third-party top-up fees for care payments

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    Unilateral thinking

    2020-11-17T00:00:00Z

    Fiona Heald considers how to deal with severances if a co-owner of property loses capacity

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    …goodbye

    2020-11-17T00:00:00Z

    After three years, Fiona Heald is stepping down as chair of the Private Client Section committee

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    Field of dreams

    2020-09-15T00:00:00Z

    Fiona Heald introduces our special edition of PS , aimed at those in the early stages of their private client career, or considering this field as a specialism, and explains why she chose private client, and why she still loves it now 

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    Back to basics: Wills, trusts and care home fees

    2020-08-11T08:10:00Z

    Fiona Heald reviews the basics on wills, estate planning and the problem of care home fees.

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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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    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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    Morning matters

    2020-02-13T00:00:00Z

    Fiona Heald explains how we’re trialling a new early start for some Section events, based on feedback from last year’s equality and diversity survey

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    Decisions, decisions

    2019-11-12T00:00:00Z

    While the Brexit impasse continues, Fiona Heald reports on some good news

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    Turn of events

    2019-09-17T00:00:00Z

    Fiona Heald looks back at the annual conference, and ahead to our upcoming events and how we’re looking to support you in the year ahead

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    Keep on moving

    2019-08-06T00:12:00Z

    As the pace of life continues to accelerate, Fiona Heald considers what keeps a career in private client interesting and engaging

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    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

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    Speaking from experience

    2019-02-12T00:00:00Z

    Fiona Heald shares her frustration that solicitors’ knowledge and experience seems to count for less these days in the eyes of the public

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    Concerned caller

    2019-02-12T00:00:00Z

    Despite the news that investigations into lasting powers of attorney are on the rise, Fiona Heald has noticed a trend in members of the public struggling to get their concerns taken seriously. Here she explains what you can do if you get a call asking for help

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    Capacity confusion

    2018-11-06T00:12:00Z

    Modern institutions are well-equipped to handle a person’s death. So why do so many struggle once someone has lost capacity, asks Fiona Heald

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    Face to face

    2018-09-18T00:15:00Z

    Fiona Heald recaps her highlights from this year’s annual conference, and recalls standout past events

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    Practically speaking

    2018-08-07T00:01:00Z

    There is a plethora of training available for private client solicitors, but the practical detail is invariably lacking, says Fiona Heald . She explains how the Private Client Section is trying to do things differently

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    Don't bank on it

    2018-05-15T15:27:00Z

    Fiona Heald wonders whether the unstoppable rise of internet and mobile banking is leading to a generation ignorant of the basics of banking, and leaving many older people behind

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    Under review

    2018-05-15T14:36:00Z

    Private Client Section committee chair Fiona Heald reviews a new title on the financial abuse of the elderly

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    Charm offensive

    2018-03-06T15:39:00Z

    Fiona Heald muses on how to attract more young solicitors into private client work