Private Client Articles

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...

Treasure Trove – The LawFebruary 1, 2008

There are countless stories of buried treasure, for example, the recent a huge find of Roman artefacts  unearthed in London, but the public at large know little...

Post-Nuptial Agreements – the BasicsDecember 28, 2007

More than 40 per cent of marriages end in divorce (in England and Wales more than 110,000 couples divorce annually) and when one in five...

Duty of Care Surprisingly LimitedMarch 7, 2007

An interesting attempt at a defence came to nothing in a recent traffic accident case.   It involved a driver who, having missed his turning, decided to...

CGT and Shares in Estates Valuation TrapFebruary 21, 2007

In the UK, there are quite generous exemptions from Inheritance Tax (IHT) which apply to business assets. One problem with making use of such exemptions...

CGT and Shares in Estates Valuation TrapFebruary 21, 2007

In the UK, there are quite generous exemptions from Inheritance Tax (IHT) which apply to business assets. One problem with making use of such exemptions...

Child Custody ExplainedFebruary 7, 2007

Arrangements over the custody of children (called residence arrangements by lawyers) after the breakdown of a relationship are usually best decided without the intervention of the...

What is a Lasting Power of Attorney?July 23, 2006

In October 2007 there was a fundamental change on the way in the way powers of attorney are created and the powers that they can...

What is a Lasting Powers of Attorney?July 23, 2006

In October 2007 there was a fundamental change on the way in the way powers of attorney are created and the powers that they can...

What is a Lasting Powers of Attorney?July 23, 2006

In October 2007 there was a fundamental change on the way in the way powers of attorney are created and the powers that they can...

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