News and advice for asset management, including wills and probate, power of attorney, trusts and tax.
The HMCTS is reviewing the probate service due to the impact of 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've been contacted by a firm acting for the daughter of a client who moved into a care home. They're demanding information about the circumstances in which my client gave instructions for her will and it was executed. Must I provide this information?
We're working to ensure that the new coronavirus legislation is used appropriately, protecting the rights of vulnerable people.
This practice note summarises what a trust corporation is, how to create one, the benefits and disadvantages, and the regulatory requirements.
Guidance on mental capacity for solicitors who have clients moving/returning from abroad, or have assets overseas.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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