News and advice for asset management, including wills and probate, power of attorney, trusts and tax.
We have commented on the proposed reform of VAT and inheritance tax (IHT) related disclosure regimes which aims to prevent tax avoidance.
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.
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.
The Law Society has responded to the Ministry of Justice’s consultation on proposals to reform fees for grants of probate.
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.
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.
Our quality mark covers all types of personal injury work for defendant and claimant injury practitioners.
The Law Society's quality mark for any practice that can demonstrate excellence in legal practice management and client care.
This accreditation scheme covers the representation of patients in all proceedings before the first-tier tribunal.
From the Private Client Section: Alexis Hearnden looks at deprivation of liberty
This accreditation supports practitioners with best practice for wills and estate administration.
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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.
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