Private Client


MPs urge action on lawyers who facilitate “aggressive tax avoidance”

11 August 2020

The lawyers and others who devise and market ineffective tax avoidance schemes are often breaking the law and a few legislative tweaks will make it easier to prosecute them, MPs have claimed.


Accountancy body withdraws from legal services regulation

10 August 2020

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants has decided to withdraw from legal services regulation and contract it out to CILEx Regulation, in the first move of its kind.


Government set to mandate online probate applications

10 August 2020

Solicitor and other probate practitioners will have to apply online for grants of probate or letters of administration, under government proposals published today.


Introducing the summer 2020 edition of Entitlement from Title Research

27 July 2020

The summer 2020 edition of Entitlement, Title Research’s quarterly news digest, is now available for legal professionals to download completely free of charge.


MoJ to allow and backdate remote will witnessing

27 July 2020

The government is to legalise the remote witnessing of wills for two years, backdating the change to 31 January this year to reassure those who have already done it during the pandemic.


CILEx calls for permanent power of attorney change

10 July 2020

The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives has called for a permanent law change after the Land Registry began accepting copies of lasting powers of attorney certified by CILEx lawyers.


Farewill raises £20m to fuel exponential growth

8 July 2020

Online will-writer Farewill has raised £20m as it targets a major expansion in revenue, staff numbers and new services, including powers of attorney.


Why the rise in contentious probate cases is set to continue

6 July 2020

There is no doubt that contentious probate work is growing. We do not like paying more than a couple of hundred pounds for a will, but then are seemingly happy to spend thousands taking our relatives to court, and the two do not sit happily together.


Financial adviser owned by staff and clients launches ABS

18 June 2020

A firm of financial advisers has launched an alternative business structure to provide its clients with legal services which it claims are faster and “at least a third cheaper”.


Employment and commercial work fare best during crisis

17 June 2020

Employment and commercial work are seeing the biggest increases in demand from clients, research has found. However, lockdown has had a “devastating impact” on other practice areas.

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