This webinar, offered inclusive as part of 2015 and 2016 Private Client Section membership, will provide an overview of the implications of the new residence nil rate band, essential to those drafting wills and advising clients on estate planning.

The draft legislation published on 9 December 2015 dealing with the arrangements for taxpayers who have disposed of a property completely, or have downsized to a cheaper property before death, is extremely complicated and convoluted.

This webinar provides a better understanding of the implications of the new residence nil-rate band, essential to those who are drafting wills and advising clients on estate planning.

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Speaker: Professor Lesley King

This webinar will offer practical advice on:

  • how the residence nil-rate band works;
  • the effect of the downsizing provisions; and
  • the implications for will drafting and estate planning.

The webinar is free to Private Client Section members with either 2015 or 2016 membership.

Who should attend:

  • Anyone who drafts will or advises clients on estate planning
  • Anyone who deals with the administration of estates as the new nil rate band will be in force for deaths on or after 6 April 2017.

This webinar has now taken place, but you can listen to a recording via the link below.

Speaker: Professor Lesley King, private client practice head, the College of Law

Professor Lesley King is a member of the Law Society’s wills & equity committee and the probate & estates committee of STEP, and an honorary member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists.

She is co-author of Wills, Taxation and Administration: A Practical Guide; A Modern Approach to Wills, Administration and Estate Planning (with Precedents); A Modern Approach to Lifetime Tax Planning for Private Clients (with Precedents); A Practitioner’s Guide to Wills; The Will Draftsman’s Handbook; Wills: A Practical Guide; and editor of The Probate Practitioner’s Handbook.

She is a contributor to the Wills and Trusts volumes of Halsbury’s Laws and the Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents and The Law and Ethics of Dementia.

She is the wills and probate columnist for the Law Society Gazette, and writes and lectures extensively on wills, taxation and related matters.