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

Power of Attorney or Deputyship?October 23, 2017

In the same week that a former policeman was convicted of stealing a house and £200,000 from his disabled cousin by abusing a power of...

Tax Domicile – HMRC Upping the Ante?October 15, 2017

With an increasingly peripatetic workforce, more and more people are finding that the issue of their fiscal residence has a significant effect on their tax...

Mutual Will Voids Thirteen Later WillsOctober 10, 2017

Although a worryingly high proportion of the population never make a will, a fairly large number of those who do make more than one. It...

Only Gifts Without Reservation Are Effective in Minimising IHTOctober 9, 2017

Giving away your assets to the next generation before your death can be an effective means of minimising Inheritance Tax (IHT) liabilities. However, as one...

Estranged Daughter Gains Share of Late Father’s EstateSeptember 28, 2017

The dangers of concluding that estranged children who have been disinherited will have no claim against a deceased person's estate were made very clear after...

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