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.
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.
Almost two out of three Britons have not made a will and risk leaving a financial nightmare for family members when they die, warns the Law Society.
People should leave clear instructions about what should happen to their social media, computer games and other online accounts after their death, according to the Law Society.
The Law Society today welcomed the publication by the House of Lords of a highly critical report on the implementation of the Mental Capacity Act 2005.
The Law Society has accredited the first group of law firms to its new Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme (WIQS).
This book will help you assist clients with trusts, from protecting assets to minimising exposure to tax.
Prove your experience in representing the needs of vulnerable clients to prospective clients.
This accreditation supports practitioners with best practice for wills and estate administration.
The Law Society's quality mark for any practice that can demonstrate excellence in legal practice management and client care.
Probate Practitioner’s Handbook is a popular guide for solicitors’ firms that do probate and estate administration work.
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