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Back to Basics: Investment bonds


Kevin Read BSc, ACA, looks at investment bonds

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Charm offensive


Fiona Heald muses on how to attract more young solicitors into private client work

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Paradise lost


The Panama Papers leak from one of the world’s largest offshore law firms has led to a hardening of attitudes towards tax avoiders – and that arguably includes many lawyers, who are deemed complicit in the actions of their clients. Diana Bentley looks at how the landscape has changed.

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A fine line

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A professional deputy is under a duty to protect P from financial abuse and spending unwisely, but when does this become overprotectiveness? Using practical examples, Holly Miéville-Hawkins and Asha Beswetherick explain how you can navigate this increasingly fine line

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Saying Grace


As part of our new series of interviews with private client solicitors, Grace Serwanga, partner at Simpson Millar, talks about her career highlights and challenges, and her work in breaking down the resistance within different communities to making a will

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Domicile effect


Government proposals for the taxation of non-domiciled individuals who have been long-term UK residents have been scrapped, reversed and postponed, leading to a whirlwind of changes taking effect retrospectively from 6 April 2017. Annie Bouch outlines some of the key changes

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The devil’s in the data

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Much has already been written about the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation, but what does it mean exactly for private client firms? Emma Burns and Tim Hill explore three core issues you must address to ensure compliance


Training your sights


Gareth Marland reviews a new title from the Law Society, which provides a suite of legal training tools for firms

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Lay of the land


Land transaction tax, the first new Welsh tax in 800 years, is set to replace stamp duty land tax in Wales from 1 April 2018. Andrew Evans explains how it will work in practice

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Power play


The recent Court of Protection decision in The Public Guardian’s Severance Applications [2017] EWCOP 10 has significant implications for both attorneys acting under lasting powers of attorney and for solicitors who draft them. David Rees QC explains

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Forward thinking


Gary Rycroft explains some of the various advance care planning options available, and how solicitors can start the conversation with clients

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Ill wills


As part of our semi-regular series on how to avoid making common errors in private client work, Sarah Harrison looks at the mistakes that can arise in probate actions


Changing the channel


The law relating to mental capacity in Jersey is set for a shake-up in April, when a new act comes into force to assist those who no longer have capacity to deal with their affairs. Victoria Grogan runs through the legislation’s talking points


Under the influence


The Law Commission’s recent proposals for electronic wills in its consultation on wills reform made the headlines. Chris Gambs argues the commission’s recommendations on reforming the law on undue influence are far more significant – and have a better chance of being implemented

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