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Vol 21 No 4 April/May 2016

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This book is now Out of Print.
A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Probate Practitioner's Handbook 7th ed isbn 9781784460143

Probate Practitioner's Handbook 6th ed

Edited by: Lesley King

ISBN13: 9781853288142
New Edition ISBN: 9781784460143
Previous Edition ISBN: 9781853289347
Published: December 2010
Publisher: Law Society Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print



The Probate Practitioner’s Handbook has established itself as one of the key works in this field. Written by a select team of leading experts, this invaluable reference provides practitioners with practical advice and covers all aspects of probate.

This latest edition takes account of:

  • the implementation and subsequent revision of the Solicitors Code of Conduct 2007
  • the changes to capital gains tax
  • the advent of the Legal Services Act 2007
  • the impact of the Mental Capacity Act 2007
  • the changes to the intestacy rules and proposed changes by the Law Commission
  • case law, including Stack v. Dowden, Olins v. Walters and Re: P
The book also gives expert advice on client care, costs, management and marketing to help practitioners offer a professional and profitable service to their clients.

Subjects:
Wills and Probate
Contents:
Part 1 – Professional Rules
1. Solicitors and instructions
2. Costs and charging
3. Client care
4. Financial Services Regulation
5. Solicitors Accounts Rules
Part 2 – Probate, Wills and the Law
6. Liability for client’s fraud
7. Appointing guardians of children
8. Time for probate
9. Probate and benefits
10. Inheritance Act Claims
11. Contentious probate
12. Wills and best practice
13. Review of probate and succession law
Part 3 – Practicable Probate
14. Inheritance tax
15. Probate problems
16. Accounting and distributing
17. Probate practice checklists
Part 4 – Profitable Probate
18. Computing and technology issues
19. Managing private client business for profit
20. Marketing wills and probate
Appendices.