Private client

Ilott: Testamentary freedom restored?

The Supreme Court ruling in Ilott isn’t as clear cut as it might appear, although it does provide some elements of guidance, says Pete

16 Mar 2017

Ilott: Supreme Court rules in favour of animal charities

Current law on maintenance provision is ‘unsatisfactory’ says Lad

15 Mar 2017

Prospective care home residents’ wishes to be taken into account

Law Commission proposes root-and-branch amendments to mental capacity and deprivation of libert

13 Mar 2017

Advance decisions: Peace of mind for everyone

Heledd Wyn considers the lessons that private client practitioners can learn from the recent Court of Protection case of Pau

07 Mar 2017

New probate fees put asset-rich but cash-poor families at risk

Older people may feel pressured to give away assets to avoi

02 Mar 2017

Change your mind, change your power

Stewart Stretton-Hill discusses the steps that must be taken to successfully revoke a lasting power o

28 Feb 2017

MoJ presses on with probate fee hike despite overwhelming opposition

New fees ignore asset-rich but cash-poor propert

28 Feb 2017

Working together to assist charities and benefactors

New guidance published for charity legacy professionals will help to ensure benefactors’ philanthropic wishes are implemented efficiently and correctly, writes Stephe

24 Feb 2017

Voices of vulnerable people

Elizabeth Eyre considers the role of practitioners in ensuring the wishes and feelings of vulnerable people are placed at the heart of decision making in the Court o

14 Feb 2017