Private Client Articles

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...

Neighbours From Hell: Local Authority Powers

The Housing Act 2004 contains a variety of measures designed to protect householders from the ‘neighbour from hell’, through measures targeting private landlords who turn...

Faulty Goods: Know Your Rights

In the UK, customers have various rights in respect of faulty goods. The Sale & Supply of Goods to Consumers Regulations 2002 were introduced in...

Relationship Break Up and Tax

Getting divorced is never a pleasant experience and couples going through the process have a lot to think about. Whilst management of the tax consequences...

Pensions and Divorce

Divorces among the over-60s are by no means infrequent and, whilst the potential for acrimony arising from issues concerning young children is absent, they often...

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Private Client News

High Court Puts Right £400,000 IHT BlunderJune 21, 2016

Even the most sensible attempts at tax planning can be undone by changes in the law and achieve the exact opposite of the intended objective....

Court Aids Widow by Correcting Obvious Error in WillJune 8, 2016

Wills are written in a style which many would describe as 'legalese' but, as any lawyer will tell you, absolute precision is the objective. In...

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...

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