Private Client News

Your Home May Be Your Castle But Planning Rules Must Be ObeyedDecember 12, 2018

The widespread belief that 'an Englishman's home is his castle' can all too easily lead the unwary into breaching planning rules. That was certainly so...

Capital and Income Losses Mean Different Things for TaxDecember 10, 2018

When an investment is made in a capital asset that subsequently becomes valueless, the loss can normally be used to reduce future liabilities to Capital...

Timeshare Credit Agreements Worth £47 Million May Be UnenforceableDecember 4, 2018

Lending money to the public is, for obvious reasons, a heavily regulated activity and, as a case concerning timeshare properties showed, any involvement by those...

Keep Your Records SafeNovember 29, 2018

The High Court of Justice is a very expensive place to resolve a family dispute, as is evidenced by a recent case which pitted members...

Credibility of Witness Defeats Adverse Possession ClaimNovember 26, 2018

The law allows people who occupy land over a long period and use it as their own, without anyone else asserting ownership rights to it,...

Don’t Be Caught in a Pension ScamNovember 23, 2018

Scams of all shapes and sizes are becoming depressingly frequent and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has warned against the rising tide of pensions scams...

Court Accepts £6 Million Distribution to AttorneyNovember 15, 2018

When a person's affairs are being managed by someone else under a lasting power of attorney (LPA), there are strict rules about what the attorney...

Long-Term Partner Wins Right to Stay in HouseNovember 6, 2018

Those who doubt the legal advantages of getting married should take note of a case in which an elderly man was left facing homelessness after...

Law Overrides Will That Excludes PartnerOctober 29, 2018

The law that allows someone who was dependent on a deceased person during their lifetime to make a claim against their estate if there is...

Supreme Court Rules in ‘Gay Cake’ CaseOctober 9, 2018

In a unanimous judgment, the Supreme Court has ruled that a bakery in Northern Ireland's refusal to make a cake bearing a slogan in support...

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