Private Client Articles

Small Pension Pots Planning Possibilities

People aged over 55 who have only a small (less than £30,000) pension pot in a defined benefit (final salary) scheme or in some instances...

Business Assets and Divorce

  Divorce is seldom an easy business, but the problems are compounded when there is a family business involved. The division of the spoils has traditionally...

Keeping Your Identity Safe

With the practice of fraud by impersonation becoming ever more frequent, clients are advised to take precautions to prevent being taken for a ride by...

Divorce and Money

When it comes to dealing with money and divorce, it is important to know what has to be taken into account and the powers available...

Cohabitees and Death – Who Can Claim?

When one member of a cohabiting couple dies, it can come as an unpleasant surprise to the bereaved partner to discover that not all of...

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Private Client News

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...

What is an ‘Existing Building’? – Tax Tribunal Clarifies the LawSeptember 20, 2017

A property owner who demolishes an existing dwelling house and replaces it with an entirely new one is entitled to reclaim VAT on the costs...

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