November 2015

PS magazine cover November 2015


ben franklin

At a crossroads

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A number of factors threaten progress made in reducing old-age poverty. Matt Jones and Ben Franklin explain the challenges we face and outline the International Longevity Centre-UK’s response.

taxing issue

A taxing issue


Jo Summers explains the UK’s current position on tax compliance, and what advice you need to give your clients

Patricia Wass

Fit for a king?


In the year that Magna Carta celebrates its 800th anniversary, Patricia Wass takes a look at King John’s will and considers how it compares with wills, and the private client practitioner’s role, in the modern day.

Richard Roberts

Emotional rescue


Private client practitioners are skilled at dealing with the legal side of probate, but the emotional side can sometimes be neglected. Richard Roberts explains how he guides his clients through the increasingly complex probate process.

Chris Millward

Preserve and protect


The Ilott v Mitson judgment has cast doubt on the validity of charitable legacies: is it even worth making a will if it is capable of being ‘rewritten’ by the court? Chris Millward gives the charity sector’s perspective on the Court of Appeal’s verdict.

Keep it in the family

Keep it in the family

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Miranda Allardice and Alexander Drapkin discuss the provision for adult children post-Ilott v Mitson and offer some practical ways to reduce the prospects of a successful claim for provision for family and dependants.

Maria Lakes

Immovable object


Dealing with the estates of UK-domiciled deceased persons with immovable property in Ireland can be complex and problematic. Maria Lakes offers guidance on the process, and explains why it is vital not to overlook Irish succession laws.

Safe and sound

Safe and sound

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Are we any nearer identifying an article 5-compliant court process that is fit for purpose? Bethan Harris and Beatrice Prevatt discuss the practical implications of some recent high profile case law on mental capacity and deprivation of liberty.

Alberto Perez Cedillo

Freedom come?


Succession planning where other European countries are involved is rarely straightforward. Alberto Perez Cedillo explains how the Brussels IV Regulation, now in force, aims to simplify matters, and outlines its key provisions.

Sally Jones

Top form


It’s been five months since Office of the Public Guardian introduced new lasting power of attorney forms. Its head of legal Sally Jones reports back on how the forms have been working in practice.

Angela Rippon

Angela Rippon interview


At this year’s Elderly Client Care Conference, Alzheimer’s Society ambassador Angela Rippon, in conversation with Duncan Wood, spoke about the challenges dementia presents for society.

Gary Rycroft

First things first


New Section chair Gary Rycroft outlines his plans for the future.

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