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

  • 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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2018 conference - Paul Lewis in conversation with John Hyde 2018

Keynote: Hot off the press

At the conference keynote session, Paul Lewis, financial journalist and broadcaster, in conversation with John Hyde, deputy news editor of the Law Society Gazette, spoke about pricing and clarity in legal services

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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  • 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

  • Payment protection insurance and private client practitioners

  • Screaming out for a judge-led process – contentious probate update

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 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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