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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?
The Law Society does not believe the proposed Bill has sufficient safeguards and is not fit for purpose in its current form.
I need to lodge a statement of truth urgently with the court. Will an electronic copy of the signed statement be acceptable?
While you are sitting on the hot tube, train or bus hoping not to be delayed on your daily commute, think of me in south-east Cornwall on my trip into the office over the border to Devon.
This practice note details the requirements for giving clients sufficient information to make an informed decision about the appointment of an executor.
This accreditation scheme covers the representation of patients in all proceedings before the first-tier tribunal.
From the Private Client Section: working with transgender clients
This book will help you assist clients with trusts, from protecting assets to minimising exposure to tax.
Our quality mark covers all types of personal injury work for defendant and claimant injury practitioners.
Probate Practitioner’s Handbook is a popular guide for solicitors’ firms that do probate and estate administration work.
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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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