News and advice for asset management, including wills and probate, power of attorney, trusts and tax.
A public consultation by the Law Commission is a welcome step towards updating our will-making laws.
People unable to make decisions for themselves must always have access to expert independent representation in court hearings about their welfare.
A simpler set of safeguards is needed to protect the growing number of vulnerable people unable to give informed consent.
New research launched today provides valuable insights into how solicitors can help their clients use their wills to support charities.
Lasting power of attorney enable you to choose to give someone you trust the power to act on your behalf in situations which you have identified.
Forget to make a will, and when you die you could leave a sea of problems for your already bereaved family and friends, the Law Society warned today.
Those who lack mental capacity must have access to independent representation in court hearings about their personal liberty, the Court of Protection rules.
Unmarried couples should update their wills to ensure if they die their partner isn't left high and dry.
Ahead of changes to the intestacy rules taking effect on 1 October, and as part of its national consumer campaign, the Law Society is reminding people of the importance of using a solicitor to make a will.
The Law Society has launched its consumer campaign, reminding the public to use a solicitor for legal advice instead of unregulated providers.
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: Alexis Hearnden looks at deprivation of liberty
This accreditation scheme covers the representation of patients in all proceedings before the first-tier tribunal.
Our quality mark covers all types of personal injury work for defendant and claimant injury practitioners.
This accreditation supports practitioners with best practice for wills and estate administration.
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