Private Client News

Service Standards Must Be Appropriate for PropertiesFebruary 12, 2018

Owning a share of the freehold is often cited as a selling point to flat buyers – but tenant democracy is no panacea and there...

Do You Still Believe in the 90-Day UK Tax Residency Myth? Read This!February 9, 2018

It is an enduringly popular misconception that all you need to do in order to establish that you are not UK resident for tax purposes...

Casting Aspersions to Change Inheritance Proves UnsuccessfulFebruary 2, 2018

Wills made or varied just before death are a frequent source of dispute and court appearances, and it was just such an occurrence that led...

Ripped Off By a Rogue Trader? You Can Be Compensated!January 30, 2018

Elderly people and those who are vulnerable are sadly prime targets for rogue traders, but the law is not powerless when it comes to helping...

Court Bypasses Wife’s Attempts to Stymie SaleJanuary 25, 2018

One of the potential disadvantages of having more than one owner of a property is what to do when they take different views of whether...

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...