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    News

    DAC 6 deferral proposed by EU Commission

    2020-05-15T12:48:00Z

    On 8 May 2020, the European Commission published a proposal to postpone the requirement to make first reports under DAC 6 by three months.

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    Reviewing the probate service during coronavirus – May 2020

    2020-05-15T08:56:00Z

    We continue to meet with HM Courts and Tribunals Service to review the status of the probate service in light of coronavirus restrictions.

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    Feature

    Testing times

    2020-05-12T00:00:00Z

    The Solicitors Qualifying Examination, the new route to qualifying as a solicitor, has been debated and discussed for several years now, and is due to arrive in autumn 2021. Alan East explains what you need to know

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    Feature

    The scheme of things

    2020-05-12T00:00:00Z

    Tony Padgett presents a guide for personal representatives handling pensions as part of an estate administration

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    Feature

    Removal service

    2020-05-12T00:00:00Z

    There are many reasons why a change in attorney or deputy may be in P’s best interests, but what can you do if they resist? Holly Miéville-Hawkins explains how to remove an attorney or deputy against their will

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    Red zone

    2020-05-12T00:00:00Z

    Lesley King gives her tips for dealing with insolvent estates

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    This year’s model

    2020-05-12T00:00:00Z

    Kate Mahon discusses changing her business model from sole practitioner to alternative business structure. Why exactly did she do it, and what lessons can others learn from her experience?

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    Feature

    Out of joint

    2020-05-12T00:00:00Z

    Sarah Cookson and Clare Harman Clark consider the structures and implications of joint ownership, and how private client solicitors can best make use of the tools available from HM Land Registry

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    Impaired vision

    2020-05-12T00:00:00Z

    Unconscious bias in a business can impair good decision-making. Dr Zara Whysall looks at its impact on decisions about appointing and promoting leaders, and how law firms can minimise unconscious biases

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    Strange days

    2020-05-12T00:00:00Z

    Fiona Heald talks about the challenges of working as a private client practitioner during lockdown

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    Feature

    Mere chattels?

    2020-05-12T00:00:00Z

    Many testators gift chattels to executors absolutely to avoid the hassle of regularly updating their wills. It’s usually straightforward but, as Paul Saunders explains, tax and other implications can arise

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    Handle with care

    2020-05-12T00:00:00Z

    Sophie O’Connell looks at the impact of new coronavirus legislation on the care duties of local authorities

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    Over the border

    2020-05-12T00:00:00Z

    Alberto Perez Cedillo reviews the 2020 Private Client Section Cross border conference, held in March at Chancery Lane

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    Feature

    Back to basics: European cross-border estates

    2020-05-12T00:00:00Z

    Álvaro Aznar Azcárate and Nicole Gallop Mildon present a series of questions and answers for English solicitors dealing with estate administrations in France, Spain, Italy and Portugal

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    Asset managers

    2020-05-12T00:00:00Z

    Virtually all of us have digital assets – email and social media accounts, photos in the cloud – but it remains unclear what happens to them once we lose capacity. Angharad Lynn explains how you can advise clients, and the options available for attorneys and deputies

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    Updated practice note: trust corporations

    2020-04-23T17:15:00Z

    On 22 April 2020, we updated our practice note on trust corporations.

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    Event

    Webinar: Inheritance tax case law update (10 June 2020)

    Join our interactive webinar for a practical focus on recent changes affecting inheritance tax.

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    News

    HMCTS announces inheritance tax changes due to coronavirus

    2020-04-22T14:54:00Z

    HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has supplied an update about the impact of COVID-19 on the payment of inheritance tax.

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    Winning ways: last year’s Excellence Award winner speaks

    2020-04-22T14:52:00Z

    Carol Mason, partner and head of the Private Client team at Morecrofts LLP in Liverpool, won last year’s Law Society Excellence in Private Client Practice Award. She explains how the win has impacted upon the team and new work, and her advice for anyone thinking of applying this year.

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    Library staff are still here to help

    2020-04-20T12:35:00Z

    Library staff are working from home to provide a limited enquiry and document delivery service from Monday to Friday, between 10am to 4pm.