Private Client News

Pre-Nuptial Agreement Receives Court BackingJune 11, 2018

The validity of pre-nuptial agreements depends on legal advice being taken on both sides, equal bargaining positions and overall fairness. In one case, the High...

Understanding Between Couple Regarding Work Done Creates Legal ObligationMay 31, 2018

Legal arguments between cohabitants who break up are commonplace. However, a recent case dealt with a lengthy legal dispute between the surviving partner of a...

Changing Circumstances Lead to Divorce Settlement DisputeMay 28, 2018

When a wealthy construction business owner and his wife divorced in 2011, a 'clean break' agreement was made to include the sale of the two...

Email Address Not Enough for Serving ClaimMay 21, 2018

You may think that because a firm has an email address, you can serve a writ or other legal document on them by sending it...

Judge Criticises Council and DWP for Usurping Attorney’s PowersMay 15, 2018

When a person is not capable of looking after themselves, the Secretary of State has the power to appoint someone else to do so. A...

Supreme Court Supports Mother Who Changed Mind Over Return to AustraliaMay 13, 2018

Divorces where there is an international dimension often present specific issues, and a recent case involving a couple who had been living in Australia before...

Flats Development ‘No Pets’ Policy Passes High Court TestMay 9, 2018

If your tenancy agreement contains a 'no pets' policy, the fact that your pet does not cause any issues for other tenants will not prevent...

Psychiatrist Approves Marriage for Alzheimer’s PatientMay 3, 2018

Remarriages are a common source of disagreement and acrimony among family members and dementia is an increasingly prevalent issue, so it is unsurprising that when...

Who Owns the Balance on the Joint Account?May 1, 2018

Sometimes, what seem to be quite simple questions have to be decided in court. In a recent case, the issue was who owned the money...

Everyone Has a Right to Know Who Their Parents Are – DNA Test CaseApril 25, 2018

In a ground-breaking decision that prioritised the rights of the living over those of the dead, the Court of Appeal has opened the way for...