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About Practical Law Private Client
A guide to the Practical Law Private Client service.
To find out more, ask a question online or call us on +44 (0)20 7202 1220.
Our Private Client service provides up-to-date and practical guidance on private client law and practice. It covers wills, trusts and estate planning and the taxation of individuals and trusts, as well as mental capacity, estate administration and charity law. Our resources are aimed at advisers of individuals, charities and owner-managed businesses.
Our team ( www.practicallaw.com/6-383-4118) of private client specialists create and maintain all our resources. They are also available to answer your questions through our Ask service.
Our resources are supplemented with materials written by private client experts ( www.practicallaw.com/8-386-0682) at leading firms, which are kept up to date by our team.
Inheritance tax planning.
Estate and succession planning on marriage and divorce.
Capital gains tax for individuals.
Setting up and administering trusts.
Assessing mental capacity.
Planning for incapacity.
Residence and domicile.
Coming to and leaving the UK.
Holiday homes abroad.
Probate, intestacy and administering of estates.
Variations and disclaimers.
Inheritance Act claims.
Setting up charities.
Running a charity.
General contract and boilerplate.
Full PLC Topic index.
As for all Practical Law practice areas, we provide:
Legal updates alerting you to developments in law, regulation and practice, as they happen. You can receive these by e-mail and RSS or view online. See Private Client legal updates.
Practice notes with clear and up-to-date explanations of law and practice. We consult primary sources, practitioners and leading texts, distilling the principles so you can advise with confidence. See Private Client practice notes.
Standard documents with drafting notes, created by our team of experts. Start with a market standard template you know to be up to date, including agreements, letters and forms. See Private Client standard documents.
Standard clauses with drafting notes for use in common commercial agreements. See Private Client standard clauses
Checklists to help you ensure you have everything covered. Quick reference reminders of the law as it applies in practice. See Private Client checklists.
The Private Client practice area also provides:
Ask query service. Our team can help you find resources, expand on what we have written and act as a sounding board on a tricky legal point. You can also see what others ask us and join in the discussion. See Ask Private Client.
At a glance, monthly high-level summaries of key developments. Each item in the summary links to the relevant Practical Law legal update. See Private Client: Month at a glance ( www.practicallaw.com/6-505-0077) .
Podcasts featuring analysis and views from leading commentators. See Private Client podcasts.
Legislation tracker following private client legislation as it develops, from first announcement to enactment, including links to underlying source materials. See Private Client legislation tracker ( www.practicallaw.com/7-383-4113) .
Case tracker following private client cases as they develop through the courts. See Private Client case tracker ( www.practicallaw.com/9-385-2158) .
Articles from PLC Magazine, the leading monthly magazine for business lawyers. See the latest edition.
Multi-jurisdictional guides on private client law and regulation around the world, featuring country Q&As and cross-border analysis articles. see Private Client multi-jurisdictional guide.
Resources for new joiners. We offer key resources for trainees joining the private client department and for newly qualified private client lawyers. See training materials ( www.practicallaw.com/6-501-5140) .
Our team of experts monitor and review thousands of sources daily to identify and analyse developments that are of practical significance to lawyers.
Private Client legal updates cover:
Significant new cases.
Proposed, draft and new UK and EC legislation and regulations.
HMRC updates and press releases.
Consultation papers and commentary from the UK government, the EC and relevant professional bodies.
Changes in market practice.
Each legal update includes:
Relevant background information.
An analysis of the practical impact of the development.
Links to source materials (including transcripts for new cases), other legal updates and practice notes.
Choose to receive our Private Client legal updates by weekly or monthly e-mail:
Weekly e-mails are sent on Thursday night and will be in your inbox on Friday morning.
Monthly e-mails are sent on the last working day of the month and will be in your inbox the next morning.
Daily alert e-mails are sent at 11.00 am each day. They list the developments that we have identified through our website trawls since the previous daily alert and indicate those which we intend to cover in more detail.
Each alert includes links to source materials (including transcripts for new cases).
How to access current awareness
You can also:
View most recent updates on the Private Client homepage.
Search for past legal updates from any page of the website.
Sign up to receive updates by RSS as they are published.
Cases and legislation
You can link through directly from any reference to case law or legislation in our Private Client resources to the underlying source. Depending on your subscriptions, you can choose either to view the case report or statutory provision on our sister service, Westlaw UK, or through other providers including BAILII and legislation.gov.uk.
The Private Client practice area provides special coverage of key developments in the private client professional's calendar.
Budget, Autumn Statement and Finance Bill
Our one-stop shop coverage includes:
"What to expect" round-up of announcements, sent a week before the event.
Overnight e-mail summarising all the key private client announcements on the day of the event, with links to press releases, Practical Law resources and other relevant materials.
Comment from leading tax practitioners.
Detailed analysis and new guidance.