Private client

Former solicitor jailed for forging wills

A former solicitor has been sentenced to four years and two months in jail after admitting he forged clients’ wills to cover hi

Capacity issues: ending the reliance on doctors?

With growing reluctance on the part of GPs to provide mental capacity assessments, is it time for private client solicitors to look for assistance from other professionals, asks Gar

Martin Hopkins: Nurturing long-term relationships

A stint in a legal call centre and part-time work as a front-of-house manager have taught Birkett Long’s new managing partner that knowing the law is just one part of being

Seeing non-contentious probate fee reforms in context

Kathryn Purkis argues opposition to the government’s proposed changes to probate fees is misplaced, believing the move would have a Robin Hood effect in practic

Full capacity: should you take instructions from client?

Litigators should be attuned to capacity issues before taking or proceedings with client instructions, warns Hanna

Spotify the law: Are the OPG trying to make us redundant?

Online legal tools can be liberating and confusing in equal measure, which is why lawyers are still need, so why can’t this be acknowledged, asks Gar

Nearly half of law firms now set up as corporate entities

Decline in traditional partnerships suggests new approach to lega