Edward Everett Root Publishers Co. Ltd.
The Street-wise Guide
To Getting The Best From Your Lawyer
About this book
This concise book offers expert advice on how to get good legal advice on the key events in life:
* what to do when buying a home.
* dealing with taxation.
* getting a divorce.
* defending a legal case.
* managing a business.
* writing a will.
*handling an estate on the death of a relative.
-- and on many other vital topics.
As the author says: “We all want honest, skilled, reliable and value-for-money advice. We are fortunate in that law is carefully regulated by official and professional bodies. My purpose is to help the lay-person to know the best place to go for the right legal advice and for constructive help.”
The book shows how the street-wise consumer can most benefit from the law and from lawyers – from expert solicitors, barristers, and specialists in each subject field. It draws on the author’s many years of professional experience.
The street-wise reader will not depend on hind-sight, but on fore-sight if possible.
Gill Steel is an experienced lawyer who offers guidance on sources of advice in England and Wales, and how to tackle these and other specifics.
There is a precise check-list for each key area of action, and guidance to many websites.
The book will also be invaluable to practising lawyers, being wide-ranging and fully up-to-date.
There is an emphasis is on preparing yourself by reading the relevant section here - and finding out what kinds of help are available.
* Preface. * Guide to jargon. * What you need to know to get the best out of the lawyers who help you move house. * What you need to know to get the best out of lawyers who help you to get divorced. * What you need to know to get the best out of lawyers who help you to make a will. * What you need to know to get the best out of lawyers who help you to manage someone’s finances. * Is price what you should be concerned about? * What you need to know to get the best out of lawyers who help you to administer someone’s estate on death. * What you need to know to get the best out of lawyers who help you to mitigate tax on death. * What you need to know to get the best out of lawyers who help you to plan the succession to your business. * What you need to know to understand your family trust. How is law made? * Where lawyers fit into the English and Welsh legal system. * The Regulatory framework. * Websites.
About the author
The author: Gill Steel. LLB, ATT, TEP, MBA, is a solicitor who has operated in the field of legal training and consulting for over 20 years. She has more than 30 years specialist experience in Wills, Probate, Trusts Tax and Elderly Client issues. She also provides off-the-shelf or bespoke training for organisations and professional bodies. As this book shows, Gill has a gift for making Wills, Probate, Trusts, Tax and Elderly Client topics practical, engaging, informative and clear.
An extremely knowledgeable and inspirational conference speaker, Gill is known by thousands of private client practitioners and has spoken at over 900 events with regular engagements throughout the country. She has an MBA in Legal Practice, and is the author of The Trust Practitioner’s Handbook (currently on its 3rd edition) published by The Law Society and Consultant Editor on Tolley’s IHT Trusts & Estates Guidance. Gill is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) UK Practice Committee and the Association of Taxation Technicians.
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