The desire to look after, grow and ultimately pass on hard-earned assets is just as strong whether you have millions in the bank or only a small nest egg – and that puts private client practitioners centre stage. While Brexit and the snap general election have caused a hiatus in estate planning for high-net-worth international clients, and battles over wills are making headlines, other issues such as coping with mental incapacity and protecting digital assets after death apply to everyone.
So how are practitioners responding to the challenges – and what are the career prospects in a practice area that touches on the most critical stages of our lives?
This year is the 20th anniversary of the Law Society’s Private Client Section, which will be celebrated at its annual conference on 30 June. The keynote speaker is Baroness Butler-Sloss, who will consider how proposed changes in the law might affect assisted dying over the next five to 10 years.
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