Lesley King's articles

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    Plenary: Good as golden

    2019-09-17T00:00:00Z

    At the Private Client Section annual conference, Lesley King provided her yearly update on private client law and practice, covering the residence nil-rate band, the importance of the ‘golden rule’, and an urgent Court of Protection application

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    In a bind: drafting deadlines for conditional gifts in a will

    2019-09-03T16:48:00Z

    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.

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    Payment protection insurance and private client practitioners

    2019-06-20T11:32:00Z

    The cut-off date for payment protection insurance claims is 29 August 2019. Lesley King looks at what this means for private client practitioners

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    Probate fees and civil partnerships

    2019-04-15T15:57:00Z

    In something of a mixed bag this month, Lesley King comments on the introduction of civil partnerships for opposite-sex couples and the latest news on probate fees.

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    Out of time: claims under the Inheritance Act

    2019-03-13T16:08:00Z

    Lesley King comments on Cowan v Foreman and ors [2019] EWHC 349 Fam, and looks at what the case means for both contentious and non-contentious probate practitioners.

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    A stealthy new year: probate fees

    2019-01-16T16:12:00Z

    Lesley King comments on recent developments in the private client sector, such as the controversial increase in probate fees and new wording for grant applications.

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    Lasting things first: transparency rules and LPAs

    2018-10-18T09:17:00Z

    Lesley King comments on recent developments including the new transparency rules and guidance on lasting powers of attorney.

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    Plenary: Changing times

    2018-09-18T00:05:00Z

    At the Private Client Section conference, Lesley King provided her annual update following a very busy year for private client law and practice, covering developments around data protection, trusts and ISAs

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    All quiet on the estates front – relatively

    2018-08-29T10:09:00Z

    August was, as always, comparatively quiet. Lesley King draws out a couple of points worth notice, including registration deadlines and a recent case where two minor children were awarded 11 per cent of their father’s estate.

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    GDPR: I’ll try to keep it brief

    2018-06-14T11:23:00Z

    You’re probably heartily sick of hearing about the GDPR, but it is undeniably relevant to trustees and personal representatives (PRs). Lesley King takes a closer look at some of the implications for private client practitioners.