The Leasehold Reform Bill – November 2023 Update

On the 7th November, within the Kings Speech, a new Leasehold and Freehold Bill was announced, promising that there will be a reforming of the housing market by making it cheaper and easier for leaseholders to purchase their freehold, and tackle the exploitation of millions of homeowners through punitive service charges. The timescale goal set […]

New Contentious Estates course from STEP

How do practitioners deal with increasingly complex modern family structures? What can go wrong if a will or probate isn’t prepared properly? STEP’s new online and on demand CPD Learning Course – Contentious Estates, will give you the tools to enable you to deal more effectively with this type of work and ultimately avoid or […]

Inform clients of cost increases or face sanctions, states Legal Ombudsman

Yesterday the Legal Ombudsman revised their guidance, reminding lawyers that they must tell clients the ongoing cost of their service. Failing to do so, could result in complaints made against them. One in ten complaints referred to the Legal Ombudsman’s Office are on lawyers’ bills, and general disgruntlement surrounding costs features in many more. One […]

Supporting clients with ADHD

In 2023, ‘Neurodiversity’ is a vastly used ‘buzz word’. One internet search will bring up thousands of results and resources. This can leave people feeling overwhelmed with information. In this confusing tangle of information, how can legal professionals simplify this very complex topic and become allies to our neurodivergent clients and co-workers? This article will […]

Legacy Futures and The Elischer Foundation partner up

Legacy Futures and The Elischer Foundation partner to support legacy fundraisers in career development for senior leadership roles. A new sector initiative to support legacy fundraisers in developing their careers and working towards positions of senior charity leadership has been launched through a partnership between Legacy Futures and The Elischer Foundation (previously The Tony Elischer Foundation).  The initiative, which has been […]

Law Society sets 2030 net zero target

The Law Society of England and Wales has committed to being net zero by 2030. The commitment follows the launch of our Climate Change Resolution in October 2021 and milestone guidance on the impact of climate change on solicitors in April this year. As well as urging solicitors to take the lead in developing a […]

Lockdown still impacting the elderly, finds Age UK

During the Covid Inquiry Module Two, Age UK expressed how the pandemic had impacted older people, with many still afraid to leave their homes. Age UK, reaches approximately one million elderly people every year and aims to ensure that they are supported whether that be financially, maintaining social connections, and/or receiving suitable care. Speaking during […]