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

Possible Separation From Mother Intolerable, Rules CourtAugust 12, 2018

Relationships that start on the Internet are already leading to some interesting situations. A recent family case involved a British woman who had met a...

Hacking Episode a ‘Reasonable Excuse’ for Late Filing of Tax ReturnsAugust 8, 2018

Taxpayers are personally responsible for filing their tax returns on time, and failing to do so can lead to stiff financial penalties. However, in one...

Money in a Bank Account Is Not Property – Guideline Court of Appeal RulingAugust 6, 2018

Money in a bank account represents the debt due from the bank to the account holder and is not 'property' in the eyes of the...

Disappointed Children Fail to Overturn WillAugust 2, 2018

When a will is made late in life which materially changes how an estate is to be distributed (especially when the new will favours one...

Pre-Nup Upheld When Implications UnderstoodJuly 31, 2018

Family judges will approach pre-nuptial agreements with greater respect following a landmark Court of Appeal ruling in a 'big money' divorce case. The Court agreed...

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