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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Evidence Sufficient to Defeat Challenge to WillMay 22, 2016

A recent Court of Appeal case shows how important it is to carry out procedures properly in order for a person who clearly has impaired...

Making a Will? Take Legal Advice to Avoid Family ConflictMay 8, 2016

In a case which underlines the reasons why you should always get a solicitor to help you make your will, the opinion of an experienced...

Dangers of Using Amateur Executors ExposedApril 20, 2016

A recent case clearly illustrates the inherent dangers of appointing amateur executors to administer your estate rather than qualified professionals. The executors were dealing with the...

Property Dispute Delays Estate AdministrationApril 3, 2016

Disputes over strips of property are common, and a typical result is that the resolution of the dispute costs many times the value of the...

Overzealous Executor Faces Cost PenaltyMarch 22, 2016

Choosing the wrong executor for your will can create considerable problems, as a recent case shows. A woman had appointed two executors to administer her estate....

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