Private Client Articles

The Process of Divorce

Although divorce is a commonplace occurrence these days, few people going into their first divorce have much idea about how the process operates. Here is...

Living Together Agreements

When you begin living together as a couple, without being married, it is best practice to set up a trust deed to make clear your...

Credit Card Purchases: Know Your Rights

When you order something and pay using a credit card, you are protected against loss...or are you? Although many people think that the protection that applies...

Changing Wills For Benefit

A will expresses the final wishes of the deceased person and it is commonly thought that a will is irrevocable after death. However, provided everyone...

Correcting Your Credit Rating

Most people require credit at some time, whether it is in the form of a credit card, a loan or an overdraft. However careful you...

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Private Client News

Attorney Who Forged Will to Accelerate Inheritance Given Jail TermMarch 13, 2017

When an elderly man died owning both a house and a half share in an attached property with his sister, whose financial affairs were already...

Changes in Trustees – Who Appoints New Trustees?February 24, 2017

Trusts are relatively common and the death of a trustee is by no means rare. A trust deed normally contains a clause stipulating how new...

Court Rejects Unprovable Claim of Property GiftFebruary 8, 2017

Arguments over the division of estates are unfortunately common where the value of the assets they contain is substantial, especially if family relationships are fractious....

Survivorship Clause Leads to Double Benefit for BeneficiariesJanuary 26, 2017

There is an established legal principle that where people have wills benefiting each other (as is normal with the wills of a husband and wife)...

Alcoholism and Mental CapacityJanuary 13, 2017

In order to make a valid will, you need to know your own mind – and it helps to have a solicitor on hand to...

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