News and advice for asset management, including wills and probate, power of attorney, trusts and tax.
Personal representatives who make a distribution out of the estate of a deceased person to a bankrupt beneficiary may be making the distribution to the wrong person and, if so, will not receive a good receipt.
Recommendations and best practice guidelines for solicitors acting as executors or advising personal representatives administering an estate which may be insolvent.
This practice note is intended to provide practical guidance to members of the Law Society’s Mental Capacity (Welfare) accreditation scheme in carrying out their duties to clients and to the CoP.
This practice note clarifies when a solicitor can disclose a copy of a client’s will where the client has lost mental capacity.
This practice note provides advice on meeting the requirements for providing clients with sufficient information to make an informed decision about the appointment of an executor.
This practice note is relevant to any solicitor involved in the administration of estates.
This note summarises what a trust corporation is, the requirements for its creation and a number of other matters.
This practice note provides information about the different powers of attorney that can be used when dealing with a banking institution, to avoid difficulties in evidencing your authority to act on behalf of a donor.
This practice note assists solicitors in advising clients regarding lasting powers of attorney.
This practice note aims to assist firms to address the issues that arise when a solicitor, who has held fiduciary roles, retires or departs from a practice.
The Law Society's quality mark for any practice that can demonstrate excellence in legal practice management and client care.
From the Private Client Section: working with transgender clients
This accreditation scheme covers the representation of patients in all proceedings before the first-tier tribunal.
Prove your experience in representing the needs of vulnerable clients to prospective clients.
Hear from industry experts on inheritance tax, elderly client care, Capital tax planning and more!
Feedback from you will help us improve out website. If you would like us to contact you please leave your contact details.
Free and confidential support and advice for Law Society members and employees of law firms. Call us on 020 7320 5675.
Stay up-to-date by signing up for our weekly Professional Update newsletter.
The Wills and Equity Committee is part of our Legal Affairs and Policy Board.
It keeps under review and promotes improvements in the law and procedure relating to wills, probate, trusts and charities.
Get free help with your research by email, phone or visiting
What does an apprenticeship involve? Involving through-the-job and class room learning, apprenticeships give...
Legal Aprenticeships>Apply now
Contentious Probate and Trusts solicitor 3 year PQE
Osbornes Law seeks a dynamic private client solicitor with experience in both non contentious and disputed est...
Contentious Probate and Trusts solicitor 3 year PQE>Apply now
We have many social media channels for our varied audiences.