The 2015 Law Society Private Client Section annual conference will equip you with the very latest thinking on private client work. A diverse range of expert speakers sharing their expertise on a range of topics that are critical to private client practitioners.  This year’s conference will take place at the Victoria Park Plaza in London. 


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Associate sponsor

09.00 - 09.30       Registration, refreshments and networking in exhibition 

09.30 - 09.35       Welcome and introduction 

Simon Leney, chair, Private Client Section, The Law Society 

09.35 - 10.35       Capital tax planning after the 2015 budget

Chris Whitehouse, 5 Stone Buildings 

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Associate sponsor

10.35 - 11.00       Refreshments, exhibition and networking 

11.00 - 11.30       Keynote

The Rt. Hon. Margaret Hodge MP

11.30 - 12.45       Concurrent workshop session A (choose one): 

A1. Elderly client issues 

Helen Clarke, solicitor, Private Client Section Executive Committee

A2. Implications of Brussels IV regulation

Jo Summers, partner, PWT Advice LLP 

A3. A Review of the tax treatment of trusts in the relevant property regime following recent proposals and changes

Gill Steel, director, Law Skills 

A4.  Mediation: Practical guidance 

Miranda Allardice & Barbara Rich, 5 Stone Buildings

A5. Court of Protection

Eddie Fardell & Brian Bacon, partners, Thomson Snell & Passmore

A6. Pensions

Luke Brooks, director, chartered financial planner & Paul Garwood, director, head of personal financial planning, Smith & Williamson 

12.45 - 13.45       Lunch, exhibition and networking 

13.30 - 13.45       Members meeting

13.45 - 14.15       Keynote

Catherine Dixon, chief executive, The Law Society

14.15 - 15.30       Concurrent workshop session B (choose one) (repeat of the morning sessions)

15.30 - 16.00       Refreshments, exhibition and networking 

16.00 - 17.00       Recent developments

Professor Lesley King, professional development consultant, University of Law 

17.00 - 17.05       Closing remarks 

Simon Leney, chair, Private Client Section, The Law Society


All conference fees VAT is 20%.

Private Client Section member £295 + VAT = £354

PC Holder £345 + VAT = £414

Non-PC holder £445 + VAT = £534

Member of the Law Society working for not for profit £195 + VAT = £234 (please email for this rate if you work for a not for profit organisation)