Private Client News

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...

Executors and TaxesNovember 1, 2017

An executor of an estate is personally responsible for his or her actions, so as well as there being significant duties, on occasions the role...

Power of Attorney or Deputyship?October 23, 2017

In the same week that a former policeman was convicted of stealing a house and £200,000 from his disabled cousin by abusing a power of...

Tax Domicile – HMRC Upping the Ante?October 15, 2017

With an increasingly peripatetic workforce, more and more people are finding that the issue of their fiscal residence has a significant effect on their tax...

Mutual Will Voids Thirteen Later WillsOctober 10, 2017

Although a worryingly high proportion of the population never make a will, a fairly large number of those who do make more than one. It...

Only Gifts Without Reservation Are Effective in Minimising IHTOctober 9, 2017

Giving away your assets to the next generation before your death can be an effective means of minimising Inheritance Tax (IHT) liabilities. However, as one...

Estranged Daughter Gains Share of Late Father’s EstateSeptember 28, 2017

The dangers of concluding that estranged children who have been disinherited will have no claim against a deceased person's estate were made very clear after...