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Law Society president Christina Blacklaws has criticised the decision by ministers to plough ahead with new probate fees via statutory instrument.
The Law Society has reminded the profession that new SRA rules mean firms must publish a range of price and service information by 6 December.
This practice note describes the new SRA Transparency Rules and offers support to solicitors in deciding how to comply with the new Rules.
The Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 came into force in June 2014 and apply to a wide range of solicitor-client contracts.
Does the Law Society publish any guidance on how long a client's original will should be retained?
Vulnerable adults would be put at risk if care homes were given increased responsibility for decisions about their liberty.
Disputes about trusts can arise years after they are drawn up. It is essential that solicitors know who owns the original documents and papers on file.
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.
I am a solicitor executor, administering the estate of a deceased client. How much detail must I give the residuary beneficiaries about the anticipated costs to the estate?
I am drafting a will for a client. One of the intended beneficiaries is his grandchild. I am informed that the grandchild has undergone a gender reassignment. How should I refer to this beneficiary in the will?
From the Private Client Section Annual Conference
Craig Ward comments for PS magazine on the data privacy obligations of deputies and attorneys in relation to donors and people lacking mental capacity under GDPR.
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