Private Client Articles

CGT and Shares in Estates Valuation Trap

In the UK, there are quite generous exemptions from Inheritance Tax (IHT) which apply to business assets. One problem with making use of such exemptions...

Child Custody Explained

Arrangements over the custody of children (called residence arrangements by lawyers) after the breakdown of a relationship are usually best decided without the intervention of the...

What is a Lasting Powers of Attorney?

In October 2007 there was a fundamental change on the way in the way powers of attorney are created and the powers that they can...

What is a Lasting Power of Attorney?

In October 2007 there was a fundamental change on the way in the way powers of attorney are created and the powers that they can...

What is a Lasting Powers of Attorney?

In October 2007 there was a fundamental change on the way in the way powers of attorney are created and the powers that they can...

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Private Client News

Will Change Fight Can Go AheadAugust 24, 2016

Divorce is seldom straightforward, especially as regards the negotiation of the financial settlement. The lengths that some people will go to in order to disguise...

Delusions and Dementia Do Not Invalidate WillAugust 15, 2016

Many cases arise each year in which the validity of a will is challenged on the ground that the will's creator (the testator) was not...

Baseless Will Challenge Leads to Costs ConsequencesAugust 1, 2016

The dangers of trying to upset the provisions of a properly drafted will were made clear in a recent case in which the daughter of...

Gift-Giving – Guidance for Attorneys and DeputiesJuly 17, 2016

When a person can no longer manage their own financial affairs, these will be managed either by their attorney (if a power of attorney has...

Making a Will? You Can Make Whatever Bequests You Wish!July 5, 2016

It seems only right that people can do what they want with their own money and can make whatever bequests they wish in their wills....

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