Private Client News

Inconsistent Residential Planning Permission OverturnedSeptember 12, 2018

If you are faced with an unwelcome proposal for development nearby, a recent case shows how tenaciousness and a knowledge of past planning history can...

Wife Seeking Divorce Fails to Prove English DomicileSeptember 9, 2018

London has gained a reputation as 'the divorce capital of the world' because settlements reached are, by international standards, very generous towards women. It is...

Attorney Pays for Lack of AttentionSeptember 5, 2018

If you accept appointment under a power of attorney, it is essential to understand the responsibilities this entails. A recent case shows what can happen...

New Guidance on Care Home Charges After DeathSeptember 3, 2018

It is a stressful and unhappy enough time when a loved one dies, but the anguish of those mourning the loss can be compounded when...

Planning Application Restricted to Preserve ViewAugust 30, 2018

On our densely populated island, there is a pressing need for available land to be put to sensible use and, where restrictive covenants lurking in...

Unmarried Partners and Widowed Parent’s Allowance – Supreme Court RulesAugust 29, 2018

A decision of the Supreme Court announced today has important implications for unmarried partners of people who have died. The case involved a woman from Northern...

Possible Separation From Mother Intolerable, Rules CourtAugust 12, 2018

Relationships that start on the Internet are already leading to some interesting situations. A recent family case involved a British woman who had met a...

Hacking Episode a ‘Reasonable Excuse’ for Late Filing of Tax ReturnsAugust 8, 2018

Taxpayers are personally responsible for filing their tax returns on time, and failing to do so can lead to stiff financial penalties. However, in one...

Money in a Bank Account Is Not Property – Guideline Court of Appeal RulingAugust 6, 2018

Money in a bank account represents the debt due from the bank to the account holder and is not 'property' in the eyes of the...

Disappointed Children Fail to Overturn WillAugust 2, 2018

When a will is made late in life which materially changes how an estate is to be distributed (especially when the new will favours one...

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