News and advice for asset management, including wills and probate, power of attorney, trusts and tax.
We welcome news that spouses or civil partners with children will be able to inherit £270,000 from intestate estates.
HM Courts and Tribunals Service is rolling out a national pilot for probate that will enable legal professionals to access the online service.
This practice note sets out the Law Society's advice on good practice for the steps you should take if a will you have prepared is disputed.
Preparing a will or lifetime gift for a client can be a sensitive area. Your firm should have safeguards in place to protect it from allegations of improper influence.
This guidance clarifies when a solicitor can disclose a copy of a client's will to an attorney or deputy when the client has lost mental capacity.
This practice note provides guidance to members of the Law Society's Mental Capacity (Welfare) accreditation scheme in carrying out their duties.
In December 2019, we responded to the NICE quality standard consultation on decision making and mental capacity.
Solicitors who make distributions out of a deceased person's estate to a bankrupt beneficiary may be making the distribution to the wrong person.
This practice note advises on dealing with a client who intends to gift their assets.
Recommendations and best practice guidelines for solicitors acting as executors or advising personal representatives administering an estate which may be insolvent.
This accreditation scheme covers the representation of patients in all proceedings before the first-tier tribunal.
Hear form industry experts on the increasingly complex and changing environment of international private client work
The Law Society's quality mark for any practice that can demonstrate excellence in legal practice management and client care.
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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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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