News and advice for asset management, including wills and probate, power of attorney, trusts and tax.
Melinda Giles, partner at Giles Wilson, Executive Committee member of the Law Society Private Client Section and member of the Law Society's Wills and Equity Committee, discusses wills, the legalities, and what you can do to help clients during coronavirus.
The government has confirmed which types of legal practitioners are classed as key workers who are essential to the running of the justice system.
I prepared a will for a client two years ago and was appointed sole executor. When she passed away, I received a Larke v Nugus request from a firm acting for one of her sons who's excluded from the will. Can I charge for time spent preparing the statement?
My client wishes to appoint their wife and son as executors to their will. The son is currently aged 16 years. Is the appointment of a minor executor valid? If so, what are the implications if the will has to be proved during the minority?
In the first of a two-part series on complaints, Rebecca Atkinson, the director of risk & compliance at Howard Kennedy LLP, looks at some of the reasons why clients complain and how to avoid complaints by focusing on providing good service in key areas.
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 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.
The Law Society's quality mark for any practice that can demonstrate excellence in legal practice management and client care.
This accreditation supports practitioners with best practice for wills and estate administration.
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