Private Client Articles

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...

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...

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

Assets of Elderly Are Target of WrongdoersMay 14, 2017

Where there is money, there is opportunity for wrongdoing and a steady stream of cases show that vigilance is needed to prevent the assets of...

Accountant Forged Mother’s $50 Million WillMay 1, 2017

Will disputes can be extremely bitter and the kind of skulduggery depicted in fiction sadly sometimes reflects reality. In one case, the High Court found...

Probate Charges Increase Likely to Be DelayedApril 25, 2017

The Government has acknowledged that the upcoming general election makes it unlikely that probate fees will increase significantly in May as planned, as there will...

Problems for Family Unaddressed as People Still Shun WillsApril 12, 2017

The latest research from National Savings and Investments shows that a staggering 64 per cent of adults in the UK have not made a will,...

Solicitor Evidence Crucial in Proving Will ValidMarch 30, 2017

A recent case shows the importance of involving a solicitor in the preparation of a will, especially where it is considered that an attempt to...

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