Private client

The soul of discretion

John Melville-Smith discusses the limits of solicitors’ liability regarding a discretionary trust in the case of Joseph v Farrer & Co

The soul of discretion

John Melville-Smith discusses the limits of solicitors’ liability regarding a discretionary trust in the case of Joseph v Farrer & Co

Dali’s exhumation marks new chapter in ongoing inheritance dispute

Spanish legal challenge shows the lengths some will go to for inheritance claims, says lawyer

Government urged to review legal aid means test in wake of Charlie Gard case

Legal aid eligibility restrictions now affecting more people than just the most vulnerable, lawyers say

Charlie Gard case decided on basis of evidence, not social media opinions, says judge

US doctor gave evidence without examining Charlie and had a commercial interest in the proposed treatment, hospital says

Vulnerable consumers need more cost options and ‘jargon-free’ legal services

LSB research first step towards improving outcomes for people with mental health problems or dementia

Will writing the Shoreditch way?

Proposals to bring the law on wills into 21st century practice are long overdue, but an essential question has unfortunately been left outside the scope of the reform: access to legal advice, says Jean-Yves Gilg