Q and As
Our Q and As are examples of some of the recent questions that the Practice Advice Service has helped solicitors with. If you cannot find the answer you need, contact us.
A client’s personal data has been accidentally disclosed. Can I delay reporting until I have the full facts?
I have been alerted to the accidental disclosure of a client’s personal data. I understand I must report this breach to the ICO, but from the sketchy details I have, I need to obtain further information. Can I delay reporting until I have the full facts?
Do I need confirmation from the mortgagee that I can receive redemption funds?
I am acting for a seller in a conveyancing transaction. There is a mortgage on the property. Do I need written authority from the seller’s mortgagee confirming that I am authorised to receive the redemption monies?
I am a sole executor. What information should I give to residuary beneficiaries?
I am a sole executor dealing with the administration of an estate where there are two residuary beneficiaries. What information should I provide to them? Would the position differ if there were only lay executors dealing with the administration?
Does my client have to attend a directions hearing?
I’m a family law practitioner due to attend a directions hearing in the Family Court in two weeks’ time. My client has told me that they'll lose a day’s pay if they attend. As the hearing is purely procedural, does my client have to attend?