Lesley King is a freelance commentator, writer and speaker on private client law and practice, and former private client practice head at the College of Law in London.
Social distancing and self-isolation, coupled with the sudden increase in demand for wills and lasting powers of attorney (LPAs), are presenting unique challenges for private client practitioners. Lesley King and Roman Kubiak consider how to tackle these issues – at a safe distance.
Lesley King looks at the matters to consider when dealing with an estate where the will creates a nil-rate band discretionary trust
Lesley King comments on a case where the time to comply with the condition of a will expired before the beneficiaries were aware of it – and on Scarle v Scarle, which dealt with deaths in uncertain order.
The cut-off date for payment protection insurance claims is 29 August 2019. Lesley King looks at what this means for private client practitioners