Private Client Articles

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...

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...

Financial Settlements in Divorce: Factors

The headline-grabbing decisions in a spate of  ‘rich list’ divorce cases in 2007 confirmed that the House of Lords  (now the Supreme Court) is emphasising that marriage...

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...

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Private Client News

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...

What is an ‘Existing Building’? – Tax Tribunal Clarifies the LawSeptember 20, 2017

A property owner who demolishes an existing dwelling house and replaces it with an entirely new one is entitled to reclaim VAT on the costs...

Court Upholds Restrictions on Holiday HomesSeptember 14, 2017

The old adage that 'an Englishman's home is his castle' is only partially true and the impact of planning law on a property owner's rights...

Private Investors – Beware of Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing!September 6, 2017

There have always been wolves in sheep's clothing ready to take unfair advantage of private investors and they can be difficult to spot without professional...

Court Unsympathetic When Mum Takes Law Into Own HandsAugust 31, 2017

No matter how much you may be tempted, taking the law into your own hands is not a good idea. When a mother who was divorcing...

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