10. Private Client Half-day Conference
Date:
Wednesday 21 March 2018
Time:
09:30am - 01:00pm
Speaker:
Janet Blackstock, Alison Hempsey, Emma Horne, Adrian Ward and Gordon Watt
Seminar Details:

Conference Topics:

Care Home Fees (Emma Horne)

 

Tax Update (Gordon Watt)
Relevant developments in tax, including – 
    • domicile;
    • avoidance and evasion (the Disclosure of Tax Avoidance Schemes; the General Anti-Avoidance Rule; Failure to Prevent Facilitation of Tax Evasion); 
    • construction of tax statutes; 
    • recent decisions in Inheritance Tax and Capital Gains Tax; 
    • information and closure notices.
 

Current issues in auditor services (Janet Blackstock) 
including -
    • terms of business letters and significance in assessment of fees
    • general approach to feeing incorporating common difficulties encountered with record keeping and time recording
    • common errors in the Confirmation process
    • DWP investigations
    • Developments with the RFPG Website
 

Current issues in AWI practice (Alison Hempsey)
    •  Issues with courts and local authorities for AWI practitioners;
    •  UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: issues in practice;
    •  Round-up of other current issues in AWI practice.
 

The wider context - more pointers for practice now and in the future (Adrian Ward) 
    •  The consequences for powers of attorney in cross-border situations of recent changes to the Explanatory Memorandum to Hague Convention 35 on the International Protection of Adults.
    •  Voluntary measures generally following upon the Council of Europe “Voluntary Measures” Report (due to be published before the course).
    •  Relevant developments at international level (including in the European Court of Human Rights) on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
    •  Scottish Government review of adults with incapacity and related legislation (consultation document expected to be published before the course).
 


Conference Speakers:

• Janet Blackstock (Auditor, Royal Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow)
Janet became Royal Faculty Auditor in July 2017. Previously Janet worked for the Scottish Courts Service for 27 years and was for 13 years the Sheriff Clerk and Auditor of Court at Greenock, Rothesay and Dunoon Courts. Janet is a member of the Society of Sheriff Court Auditors (SOCA).

• Alison Hempsey (Partner, TC Young LLP)
Alison has been with TC Young since 2006 and is a partner within the Private Client team. Alison is a member of the Law Society of Scotland’s Mental Health and Disability sub-committee. She is also a member of STEP Scotland.

• Emma Horne 

• Adrian Ward, MBE (Consultant, TC Young LLP)
Adrian is a recognised expert in adult incapacity law and author of the definitive text book on the subject. He is Convener of the Mental Health and Disability Sub-Committee of the Law Society of Scotland and received the lifetime achievement award at the 2014 Scottish Legal Awards.

• Gordon Watt (Advocate, Terra Firma)
Gordon was admitted as an advocate in 2007. He has a commercial practice with interests in tax, trusts and succession. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation.

 


 

Booking fee: members £100; non-members £150; trainee/paralegal from member firm £30; trainee/paralegal from non-member firm £50

Conference Topics:

Care Home Fees (Emma Horne)

Tax Update (Gordon Watt)

Relevant developments in tax, including –

·       domicile;      

·       avoidance and evasion (the Disclosure of Tax Avoidance Schemes; the General Anti-Avoidance Rule; Failure to Prevent Facilitation of Tax Evasion);

·       construction of tax statutes;

·       recent decisions in Inheritance Tax and Capital Gains Tax;

·       information and closure notices.

Current issues in auditor services (Janet Blackstock)

including -

·     terms of business letters and significance in assessment of fees

·     general approach to feeing incorporating common difficulties encountered with record keeping and time recording

·     common errors in the Confirmation process

·     DWP investigations

·     Developments with the RFPG Website

Current issues in AWI practice (Alison Hempsey)

•  Issues with courts and local authorities for AWI practitioners;

•  UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: issues in practice;

•  Round-up of other current issues in AWI practice.

The wider context - more pointers for practice now and in the future (Adrian Ward)

•  The consequences for powers of attorney in cross-border situations of recent changes to the Explanatory Memorandum to Hague Convention 35 on the International Protection of Adults.

•  Voluntary measures generally following upon the Council of Europe “Voluntary Measures” Report (due to be published before the course).

•  Relevant developments at international level (including in the European Court of Human Rights) on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

•  Scottish Government review of adults with incapacity and related legislation (consultation document expected to be published before the course).

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