Private Client News

Certain Inheritance Can Be Financial Resource in Divorce SettlementJanuary 19, 2018

Under English law, a person is able (within limits) to decide absolutely to whom their estate should pass. However, many countries have 'forced heirship' laws,...

Informal Wills on the Way?January 16, 2018

We have written on numerous occasions of the danger of either failing to leave a will or of not taking professional advice when making your...

Council Must Consider Planning ApplicationJanuary 8, 2018

People who seek advantage by going beyond the bounds of planning permission they are given can expect to be taught a very expensive lesson by...

Judge Sees Through Attempt to Hide AssetsJanuary 5, 2018

When a couple divorced in 2014, the ex-husband was ordered to pay his ex-wife periodical payments of £120,000 per year after he was found to...

Libel by Internal Email Proves ExpensiveDecember 27, 2017

Many people think that for a libel to occur, the statement made has to be both false and made in public, but in fact that...

Failure to Use Solicitor for Will Leads to ChallengeDecember 1, 2017

Charities are generally thought of as being mild and benevolent organisations and in many ways they are, but some can also be very aggressive when...

Insurance Extension on the Cards?November 28, 2017

Under UK law, it is compulsory for all vehicles that are used on public roads to be insured, and third-party liability insurance, which covers accidental...

Mis-Sold an Interest Rate Hedging Product? Don’t Miss the Time Limit for a ClaimNovember 20, 2017

Mis-selling of interest rate hedging products (IRHPs) by lenders has caused acute financial pain to a great many businesses and individuals and, as one High...

Change of Use Over Time Leads to Four-Day Court BattleNovember 17, 2017

Rights of way over land are a constant source of dispute and, because the law relating to land is complex, such disputes all too frequently...

Take Extra Care When Buying AbroadNovember 6, 2017

It is estimated that more than 800,000 Britons now own property abroad. What used to be highly exceptional may now seem rather commonplace, but that...

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