Day 1: Will Drafting and Basic Tax

Includes structure and specific clauses, IHT and CGT and variations and disclaimers.

Day 2: Trusts

Includes principles and essential elements for creating trusts, taxation and drafting lifetime trusts and a look at the intestacy rules.

Day 3: Advising Elderly Clients

Includes the Mental Capacity Act 2005, the Code of Conduct, assessing mental capacity, Lasting Power of Attorney forms and nursing care funded by NHS.

Day 4: Probate and Administration of Estates

Includes property passing outside the will/intestacy, preparing the IHT205/IHT400, oaths, tax during the administration of estate, finalising IHT and estate accounts.

Day 5 AM: Workshop of Practical Exercises and Case Studies

This will provide an opportunity to review your learning over the course and look at detailed case studies with worked examples. Feedback from earlier events shows this is a much needed exercise in consolidation.

Day 5 PM: Fee Charging

To round off the week, Linda Pratt will encourage discussion by using the course case studies to explain her approach to the challenging exercise of setting an effective fee charging structure and consider this within the context of the price transparency regulations.  Linda ran her private client practice with a strong personal input into the costing of the legal services provided by her firm. Recognising the value of the will, trust, power of attorney, accurate and timely administration of an estate rather than only the physical creation of the document/estate distribution produced for the client, formed the basis of her highly successful practice. Added to this was an empowerment of her staff to have the knowledge and confidence to apply a fee charging structure based on a range of agreed practice guidelines. Finish time is flexible and will be dependent on delegate questions and interaction.

Caroline Bielanska

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Fantastic course. An absolute must for anyone looking to change specialism into private client.

In depth, practical course. Feel equipped to step into private client work. Good notes and supporting papers.

The speakers were excellent, motivating and exceptional!

Caroline Bielanska, an inspiration!

Very intense course but an extremely good overview. All the lecturers were very knowledgeable and enthusiastic.

Very helpful, particularly the practical examples given.

Would definitely recommend this course.

Excellent course providing a general overview of wills and probate work which has made me feel more confident about my move to private client.

Of course, this is a whole new area for me and it's quite daunting as I've always been in the contentious areas. This course has given me a wealth of information and shown me how broad the area is.I feel that this coure has given me a wonderful basis upon which to progress over the coming months.

Excellent course to give a good, solid foundation of all areas of private client. Feel confident from course content to be able to consider taking on wills and probate and LPA work and feel I have a good basic knowledge to build on.

An excellent overview - Boosted my confidence after a break of 15 years.

Brilliant standard of lecturers who are extremely knowledgeable and practical. Would definitely recommend this course.

I would recommend this course, Very informative.

very useful course and good overview. The case studies really help to bring the theory alive

Excellent course, great speakers - all interesting andvery informative. Excellent value for money

I feel confident now to work on a private client file (which I did not last week)

Good course, well presented. Very relevant, covered all areas.

Excellent speakers. Very informative, helpful and approachable.

Excellent course. Exactly what it said it would be.

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Mon 25 Nov 2019 - 9:30AM London Members save up to 50% off training£2550
Mon 2 Dec 2019 - 9:30AM Birmingham £2550
Mon 23 Mar 2020 - 9:30AM London £2550
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