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...

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...

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...

Pre-Nuptial Agreements: Wise Planning for the Wealthy

Following a decision in the Supreme Court, in which a pre-nuptial agreement entered into by a German heiress and her husband was held to be...

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Private Client News

Supreme Court Rules in ‘Gay Cake’ CaseOctober 9, 2018

In a unanimous judgment, the Supreme Court has ruled that a bakery in Northern Ireland's refusal to make a cake bearing a slogan in support...

Pension Pot Holders Fail to Take AdviceOctober 4, 2018

If you are approaching pension age, unless you are one of the increasingly few with a salary-related pension scheme, you would be wise to take...

Motive Not Sufficient Reason to Deny Subject Access RequestOctober 1, 2018

One of the dilemmas the courts face from time to time is how to achieve the right balance between individual privacy and the public's right...

Failure to Control Knotweed Proves Costly for LandownerSeptember 26, 2018

Japanese knotweed is a very considerable pest – 'indisputably the UK's most aggressive, destructive and invasive plant', according to the Environment Agency –as it can...

Inconsistent Residential Planning Permission OverturnedSeptember 12, 2018

If you are faced with an unwelcome proposal for development nearby, a recent case shows how tenaciousness and a knowledge of past planning history can...

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