Will-writing quality scheme to launch in July
22 May 2013
Huge rise in fixed fees for family and probate
20 May 2013
Probate Wizard targets fixed-fee clients
15 May 2013
14 June 2013
Trustees, mistake, and Hastings-Bass
The Supreme Court's judgment in Futter v HMRC and
Pitt v HMRC has clarified the law of mistake, but, argues
John Toth and Hannah Batten, that...
31 May 2013
Charities | Changing legal structure
Marion Shanley looks at the various legal structures for charities and social enterprises, and situations where an organisation could make a change...
Workshop | Ensuring will-writing standards
As the Law Society announces its Will-Writing Quality
Scheme, what can solicitors do to ensure standards
improve, asks John Bunker
17 May 2013
Taking care: adequate funding will be essential if the new Care Bill is to be effective
Adequate funding will be essential to meeting the ambitious objectives of the new Care Bill, says Joanne Clement
The Care Bill introduced by the...
3 May 2013
Workshop | Avoiding joint-ownership tax traps
John Bunker warns of the tax traps when advising on joint ownership of property
The legal issues lawyers face when advising on jointly owned property...
Charities | What makes a charity?
What is, and what is not a charity, is a matter of law not opinion, says Kenneth Dibble
Many people have misconceptions as to what makes a charity...
Right to die bill is a step in the right direction
There is no perfect solution to the issues surrounding the right-
to-die debate but the new bill will help, says Leslie Keegan
Candour in the wind
The NHS's proposed duty to inform patients of a right to a remedy would be a step in the right direction, says Ian Pryer
The Liechtenstein disclosure facility is good for your clients
10 May 2013
The new Liechtenstein disclosure facility has caused much concern among tax lawyers but it could seriously help your client, says Rod Smith
Heading down the wrong road
Recent cases suggesting that Approved Mental Health Professionals are responsiblefor patient treatment in hospitals are worrying, says David Hewitt
Secrecy and the Court of Protection
The Court of Protections decision to jail Wanda Maddocks has raised concerns over secrecy, says Lynsey Colman
19 April 2013
Where deprivation of liberty is concerned, says David Hewitt, there is an alternative to the subjective approach