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Back to basics

Simon Leney

Back to Basics: Administering trusts


In this Back to Basics, Simon Leney identifies some of the building blocks that are needed to do this work effectively. The article is in three parts: the take-on of a newly established trust, the take-on of an existing trust, and the conduct of a trust

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Bright ideas


Gary Rycroft explains how the Section committee has been pooling its expertise for the benefit of members

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Banking on it


The so-called Bank of Mum and Dad plays a vital role in helping young people to take their first steps on to the housing ladder, but the legal issues for a solicitor to deal with are manifold. Sally Pike advises on how to ensure things go as smoothly as possible

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Come together


The 2016 Elderly Client Care Conference brought together lawyers, health and social care experts, academics and charities to deliver practical advice on the unique challenges of elderly client law. Sarah Murphy reports back from the day

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Cutting a pathway


In September 2016, the Court of Protection initiated a new pilot involving the allocation of one of three case management pathways, aimed at improving the speed and consistency of cases. Katie Webber explains what has changed and, five months on, assesses its impact

Christine Green

On the up

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Christine Green and Stuart Adams give their perspectives, as a partner and senior associate respectively, on how young lawyers can best develop their career internally

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Helping hands


Stuart Adams reviews a new title from the Law Society on all aspects of contentious probate work

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SPECAL delivery


Penny Garner spoke at the 2016 Elderly Client Care Conference about the work of the Contented Dementia Trust in managing the well-being of people with dementia. She discusses how solicitors can get involved, and responds to some of the criticisms of the Trust’s methods

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Checks and balances


Upcoming tax changes may lead more private property investors to incorporate. Susan Winter looks at the pros and cons of each structure, and the implications for private clients who own property as an investment

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Wind it up


Jo Summers addresses the key taxation issues trustees must be aware of when winding up a trust

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Only connect

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In the last edition of PS, Vicky Ling discussed the use of webcams in delivering legal services. Here, she speaks to Philip Goldberg , managing director of the newly-merged Minton Morrill solicitors in Leeds, on how the firm uses webcam technology in its Court of Protection practice

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Working it out


Mediating may not make an unhappy family happy, but it can be a useful way of helping you sort out sensitive private client issues before they escalate. Andrew Hildebrand explains

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