Private Client Articles

Charity Trustees – GuidanceDecember 14, 2013

The regime governing charities has been progressively tightened up over the years, making the sort of scandals that were once not uncommon much more of...

Divorce and the Company DirectorApril 18, 2010

Divorce is almost never easy and the financial negotiations can be protracted and difficult, particularly when there are business interests involved. In this article we...

Unfair Contract Terms – Your Rights as a ConsumerApril 18, 2010

UK consumer protection legislation is robust, giving them substantial rights and imposing significant obligations on traders. Indeed, in some cases the actions of a vendor...

Divorce and the Family HomeJanuary 11, 2010

Family break-up is always complicated and when there is a property involved, things can get very complex indeed. In principle, when a couple are cohabiting (not...

What is a Trust?August 27, 2009

A trust comes into effect when a ‘settlor’ places money, land or other assets in the hands of trustees. The trustees are the legal owners...

What is a Trust?August 27, 2009

A trust comes into effect when a ‘settlor’ places money, land or other assets in the hands of trustees. The trustees are the legal owners...

Estates – What Happens if Values Fall?April 19, 2009

One of the biggest problems now facing executors is that as the recession progresses, most assets, other than cash, are falling in value, which can...

Estates – What Happens if Values Fall?April 19, 2009

One of the biggest problems now facing executors is that as the recession progresses, most assets, other than cash, are falling in value, which can...

Child Maintenance ExplainedApril 19, 2009

The Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission (CMEC) – a statutory non-departmental public body – was established in 2008 to take on the work of the...

Heir Hunters – Take Advice!March 27, 2009

Until the recent publicity afforded by television shows on the subject, many people might not have realised that ‘heir tracing’ companies exist, let alone that...

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