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

Reliance on Accountant Shows Reasonable CareApril 11, 2018

If you rely on your accountant's advice regarding a tax issue, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) will now regard you as having taken 'reasonable care'...

Direct Contact With Both Parents Best Promotes Child WelfareApril 5, 2018

Family judges know that children normally do best when they have direct contact with both parents. The Court of Appeal underlined that point in a...

Victim of Hotel Jewellery Theft Wins Substantial CompensationApril 3, 2018

Thefts from hotel rooms are thankfully not an everyday occurrence, but when such a crime is committed, who, if anyone, is liable to pay compensation...

Mistaken Belief Overturns Estate Split AgreementMarch 28, 2018

When the male partner of a cohabiting couple died, apparently without leaving a will, after they had lived together for more than 40 years, his...

No Pay, No Passport?March 23, 2018

In a consultation paper published just before the December holiday season, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), which is the Government department that deals...

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