Welcome to the Private Client Section - the membership group to help practitioners working in wills and probate, estate and tax planning, trusts, and mental capacity to be good at what they do, SRA compliant and progress their careers. Our rolling programme is delivered through a range of inclusive activities including seminars, webinars, podcasts, newsletters, PS magazine, and our LinkedIn group, plus members discounts.

Upcoming events and webinars

  • Private Client section elderly and vulnerable client care conference (16 October 2020)

  • Private Client Section annual conference (26 June 2020, London)

  • Private Client Section: Older or incapable client double regional seminars (February 2020)

  • Cross border conference: The new international landscape (6 March 2020, London)

  • Webinar: Contentious probate for non-contentious probate lawyers (OnDemand)

Meet our committee

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The committee supports the development of the future strategy of the Section and enhancement of the services already offered to members.

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Care support

Private Client section elderly and vulnerable client care conference (16 October 2020)

The conference is aimed at solicitors who specialise in private client work and elderly and vulnerable client issues.

Section supporters

Endorsed services for Trusts and Court of Protection

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Endorsed services for wills and associated documents

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  • Accidental interests in possession

  • Litigant in person loses claim to set aside mother’s will

  • Mistakes and money-laundering

  • Scarle v Scarle: High Court upholds commorientes rule

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

  • Court of Appeal overturns two main 2019 contentious probate cases

  • Making a lasting power of attorney – getting it right first time

  • PPI: my firm’s approach

Benefits of Membership*

Private Client Section renewals

The Private Client Section will provide you with support, advice, networking opportunities and enable the sharing of best practice with peers.

The current Private Client Section Engagement Programme has been created in consultation with the Section Advisory Committee

These issues will be addressed through a range of activities including: workshops, seminars, conferences, webinars, website, e-newsletters, magazines and a LinkedIn group.

*See Section terms and conditions

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