Private Client News

Placing Trust in a Family Member Proves Unwise (Again)February 23, 2018

Even the most apparently trustworthy people can sometimes turn out to be anything but and that is one good reason why it is sensible to...

Cohabitants Entitled to Bereavement DamagesFebruary 20, 2018

The legal implications of cohabitation are often poorly understood by those who choose to live together outside of marriage or civil partnership, and the lack...

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...