Private client

Protecting elderly clients

Ann Stanyer welcomes proposals to reform the overburdened DOLS system and a recent decision on interpreting the LP

05 Jul 2017

Strasbourg court rejects Charlie Gard appeal

ECtHR endorses English courts’ ‘meticulous’ decisions that life-sustaining treatment withdrawal is in ten-month-old’s bes

28 Jun 2017

Supreme Court stays Charlie Gard ruling further ‘with considerable hesitation’

Justices frustrated at course of action they regard as not in Charlie’s bes

20 Jun 2017

Is probate facing a revolution?

Technology improves efficiency for probate practices without losing humanity, says Simo

19 Jun 2017

LPAs: Safeguarding the client or facilitating abuse by attorneys?

The increase in people registering LPAs is heartening, but there are concerns that some attorneys are taking advantage of the ease with which they can be prepared, warns An

15 Jun 2017

Treatment withdrawal: Should a child's parents or the court decide?

As news breaks that the Supreme Court will hear an appeal by Charlie Gard’s parents, David Lawson examines the principles behind the best interest

06 Jun 2017

Licence or tenancy: Is that still a problem?

Charity trustees drafting their own documents using imprecise language can unwittingly land their organisations in hot water, says Ale

31 May 2017

Parents don’t always know best

The ‘serious legal issues’ raised in Charlie Gard’s case have long been acknowledged and there is already a settled process in place, writes Jean-Yve

26 May 2017