Private Client News

Online Assets ‘In Limbo’ WarningMay 22, 2015

According to a recent survey by the Co-Op, more than 94 per cent of all adults in the UK have an online account, yet only...

Support to Continue if Education ExtendedMay 11, 2015

When a dependant of a person who dies finds that they have not been provided for in the will of the deceased, and it would...

Care Home Funding Assessment ConfirmedApril 23, 2015

A woman who persuaded the court that a legal charge should not be taken over her mother's Worcestershire home by the local council in order...

Daughter Stripped of Power of AttorneyApril 7, 2015

In an example of the law stepping in to protect the vulnerable, a daughter has been stripped of responsibility for managing her mother's affairs after...

Order Copies of Wills OnlineMarch 24, 2015

The Government has announced that copies of wills and grants of probate can be obtained online or by post. Each record of probate will cost...

Family Liability For Care Home Fees Not Absolute Until Funding ResolvedMarch 5, 2015

Unpaid care home fees present a significant problem to care home owners across the country. A recent case dealt with a situation where fees were...

Farm Sale Not to be Held Up by Will DisputeFebruary 19, 2015

The children of a farmer who suffered from depression and committed suicide in 2013 had expected to inherit his estate. After his death, however, they...

Clarity Essential to Give Legal Effect to Transfer of TitleFebruary 6, 2015

It may seem obvious, but in order to transfer the title to something to another person, it has to be clear what it is that...

Open Justice Trumps Trustees’ Fears for ChildrenJanuary 20, 2015

The public interest in open justice has trumped individual privacy rights in a case in which lawyers sought to protect child beneficiaries of a very...

Stately Home Sale Forced By TrusteesJanuary 8, 2015

One of Britain's finest stately homes, Tottenham House, will be sold to a mystery buyer for £11.25 million – despite the fierce objections of the...