The Private Section covers wills and probate, estate administration, elderly client, mental capacity, trusts and tax and estate planning. We also cover other areas as they relate to private client law and practice, from practice management in private client firms to charity law, and from state benefits to international law and practice

Stephen Lewis

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2019-09-17T00:00:00+01:00

At the conference, Teresa Trepak and Stephen Lewis from the Law Commission discussed with the Law Society Gazette’s Michael Cross the commission’s new project on the electronic execution of documents. Here, they tell us about the commission’s conclusions

Helen Clarke

Workshop: Elderly client care and the Mental Capacity Act 2005

2019-09-17T00:00:00+01:00

Delegates at the conference could choose between five workshops, run twice over the course of the day. Helen Clarke rounds up hers on elderly client care and the Mental Capacity Act 2005

All Mental Capacity

William Moffett

Wokshop: Contentious probate update

2019-09-17T00:00:00+01:00

Delegates at the conference could choose between five workshops, run twice over the course of the day. William Moffett recaps his key contentious probate cases from 2019

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Probate fee hike lapses

2019-09-11T11:31:00+01:00

The government proposal to hike probate fees has officially lasped, due to the prorogation of Parliament on 9 September 2019.

All Wills and Probate

Helen Clarke

Workshop: Elderly client care and the Mental Capacity Act 2005

2019-09-17T00:00:00+01:00

Delegates at the conference could choose between five workshops, run twice over the course of the day. Helen Clarke rounds up hers on elderly client care and the Mental Capacity Act 2005

Paul Garwood

Workshop: Pensions

2019-09-17T00:00:00+01:00

Luke Brooks and Paul Garwood sum up their workshop on pensions.

All Elderly Client

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Plenary: Intellectual capital

2019-09-17T00:00:00+01:00

Emma Chamberlain spoke at the Private Client Section annual conference 2019 on capital taxes, including the government’s planned reform of trusts, the transfer of assets on divorce, and the gifts with reservation of benefit rules

Steve Appleton

Workshop: Inheritance tax on business property: how to protect your clients

2019-09-17T00:00:00+01:00

Steven Appleton rounds up his workshop on inheritance tax on business property.

All Tax and Estate Planning

William Moffett

Wokshop: Contentious probate update

2019-09-17T00:00:00+01:00

Delegates at the conference could choose between five workshops, run twice over the course of the day. William Moffett recaps his key contentious probate cases from 2019

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Court of Appeal overturns two main 2019 contentious probate cases

2019-09-03T16:09:00+01:00

As summer turns to autumn, and the nights start ushering out the long daylight hours, so too has the Court of Appeal recently ushered out two of the most notable first instance decisions of the year. Roman Kubiak discusses the judgments in Lomax v Lomax and Cowan v Foreman.

All Contentious Probate

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Red flags

2019-08-06T00:02:00+01:00

Mariel Stringer-Fehlow outlines her tips and practical advice for trustees on spotting the early warning signs of a matter turning contentious, using four common scenarios

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Library FAQ: bare trusts and declarations of trust

2019-06-18T13:11:00+01:00

The Law Society Library explains where you can find precedents for bare trusts and declarations of trust.

All Trusts

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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 and will focus on key issues including:

  • NRB Changes
  • LPA Changes
  • digital assets
  • cross border tax
  • IPFDA cases
  • Care Act
  • elderly client
  • HMRC disputes
  • inheritance tax
  • trusts
  • estate administration
  • capital gains tax

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

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