The masterclass will provide an update on the recent developments in Wills, Taxation and Administration.

It will cover the latest case law developments and changes to practice and procedure. In particular, this masterclass will look at the new rules on the taxation of low-income trusts and estates and the problems they may cause for trustees of discretionary and accumulation trusts.

The precise content will depend on developments in the next few months but, as well as the new rules on low-income trusts and estates, will include:

• The recent decision on the use of ‘no contest’ cases to discourage claims under I(PFD)A 1975 and the costs implications for unsuccessful claimants

• The Court of Appeal decision in Bowser v Smith on claimants under the 1975 Act as executors.

• The implications of the Charities Act 2022

• The way in which the courts approach assisted suicide cases and relief from forfeiture applications.

• Costs implications of the decisions in Kenig and Pead v Prostate Cancer UK

• The latest on the TRS including HMRCs’ views on post-death variations and the results of the Consultation

The session will equip busy practitioners with an overview of the key developments in this challenging area. There will be plenty of time for questions, interaction and discussion in which Lesley will answer your questions.

After this event, attendees will have an increased knowledge of wills, taxation and administration. Delegates will have an update on case law and statutory provisions and be able to apply the knowledge gained in the better provision of a service to the client.


11:30 - 12:30
Welcome and Lunch
12:30 - 14:10
A Private Client Update
14:10 - 14:30
Sponsor Talks
14:30 - 14:50
Afternoon Break
14:50 - 16:30
A Private Client Update

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£79 + VAT

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The ticket price includes:

  • 4 hours of CPD at the event
  • comprehensive notes
  • additional resources
  • access to free CPD content at
  • a sandwich lunch upon arrival
  • tea & coffee break in the afternoon
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  • Professor Lesley King

    About the speaker

    Professor Lesley King

    Author of Wills, Taxation and Administration: A Practical Guide; A Modern Approach to Wills, Administration and Estate Planning (with Precedents); A Modern Approach to Lifetime Tax Planning for Private Clients (with Precedents); A Practitioner’s Guide to Wills; Varying the Disposition of an Estate after Death; Wills: A Practical Guide; and editor of The Probate Practitioner’s Handbook.

    She is a contributor to the Wills and Trusts volumes of Halsbury’s Laws and the Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents and to The Law and Ethics of Dementia.

    She is a former member of the Probate & Estates Committee of STEP, a former member of the Law Society’s Wills & Equity Committee and an honorary member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists.

    She is the wills and probate columnist for the Law Society Gazette, and writes and lectures extensively on wills, taxation and related matters.

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