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...

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

Your Home May Be Your Castle But Planning Rules Must Be ObeyedDecember 12, 2018

The widespread belief that 'an Englishman's home is his castle' can all too easily lead the unwary into breaching planning rules. That was certainly so...

Capital and Income Losses Mean Different Things for TaxDecember 10, 2018

When an investment is made in a capital asset that subsequently becomes valueless, the loss can normally be used to reduce future liabilities to Capital...

Timeshare Credit Agreements Worth £47 Million May Be UnenforceableDecember 4, 2018

Lending money to the public is, for obvious reasons, a heavily regulated activity and, as a case concerning timeshare properties showed, any involvement by those...

Keep Your Records SafeNovember 29, 2018

The High Court of Justice is a very expensive place to resolve a family dispute, as is evidenced by a recent case which pitted members...

Credibility of Witness Defeats Adverse Possession ClaimNovember 26, 2018

The law allows people who occupy land over a long period and use it as their own, without anyone else asserting ownership rights to it,...

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