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 &

05 Sep 2017

The soul of discretion

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

30 Aug 2017

Dali’s exhumation marks new chapter in ongoing inheritance dispute

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

10 Aug 2017

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, lawyer

26 Jul 2017

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

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

25 Jul 2017

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

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

18 Jul 2017

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, say

17 Jul 2017

Law reform body proposes giving courts 'dispensing powers' in will disputes

Law Commission calls for overhaul of 1837 Wills Act in consultation paving the way for electronic and vide

13 Jul 2017

Protecting elderly clients

Ann Stanyer welcomes proposals to reform the overburdened DOLS system and a recent decision on interpreting the LP

05 Jul 2017