Key legaltech provider spells out how to modernise your private client service

LEAP have announced a webinar which looks at private client practice and whether it’s fit for purpose in today’s changed trading environment. The services lawyers offer to clients for lifetime planning around assets, tax and inheritance plus wills, trusts and probate is a growth area. With an increased uptake in technology across all age ranges, […]

Law Commission publishes arbitration reform proposals

arbitration

New proposals to reform the Arbitration Act 1996 were published on Thursday by the Law Commission in an attempt to make the Act “as effective and responsive as possible, following recent reforms by competing jurisdictions”. The new proposals include measures to improve the efficiency of cases, give further protections to arbitrators, grant extra provisions to […]

Health and Social Care Levy on National Insurance contributions axed

national insurance

As part of his mini-budget on Friday morning, Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng announced that the Health and Social Care Levy on National Insurance (NI) contributions will be cancelled. As part of a move to reverse April’s rise in NI contributions by businesses and employees, the government has moved to cancel the planned Health and Social Care […]

The Ombudsman’s Corner: 23rd September 2022

At the Legal Ombudsman, we have recently carried out some research to gain a better understanding of the quality and transparency of online complaints information on service providers’ websites. We wanted to understand how easy it is for customers who potentially want to complain to access information on how to do so from service providers’ […]

Lost wills: What are the implications?

Lost wills

Sometimes, Personal Representatives may find themselves in an awkward situation where the original will of the testator cannot be located and/or only a copy will is possessed. Prima facie, the Probate Registry will not accept a copy will with the probate application. In most circumstances, the Executor can only begin his/her duties once the grant […]

Should charities be accepting donations in the form of NFT’s and Cryptocurrency?

should charities accept donations in the forms of NFT’s and Cryptocurrency

Charities may wish to consider whether and how they accept donations in the form of digital assets, as such donations can present unfamiliar challenges and risks which many charities don’t yet to know how to navigate. Traditional donations Traditionally, if an individual wants to give £100 to a charity, that charity may check to ensure […]