Private Client Articles

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...

Who is Under the Influence?

The law recognises that some people (such as solicitors or accountants) have a high degree of influence over other people (their clients), since clients hire...

Who is Under the Influence?

The law recognises that some people (such as solicitors or accountants) have a high degree of influence over other people (their clients), since clients hire...

Guide to Parental Responsibility

The 1989 Children Act aimed to clarify the law regarding who could look after children. One of the main new concepts introduced by the Act...

Compensation for Loss of a Chance

Most claims for damages are claims for damages or losses which have actually happened. For example, if a lorry mounted the pavement and smashed a...

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Private Client News

Will Change Means Widower Will Lose HomeNovember 6, 2015

Many couples would be left scratching their heads if asked whether they own their home as 'joint tenants' or 'tenants in common'. However, in one...

Specific Evidence Not Needed for Attorney to Stand Trial for FraudOctober 22, 2015

The crucial importance of appointing a reliable person to act as your attorney, to manage your affairs should you no longer be able to do...

Expert Involvement Helps Win Will Change DisputeOctober 11, 2015

Everyone knows how fallible memory can be and also how easy it is to come to believe things that are not true. Normally, such aberrations...

Charity Succeeds in Challenging Lifetime GiftSeptember 27, 2015

Charities are well known for taking robust action when they consider that their interests have been impaired. In no case is this more obvious than...

Will Overridden by Court – What it Means for YouSeptember 14, 2015

A surprising decision by the Court of Appeal will disquiet anyone who wishes to leave a family member out of their will. Heather Ilott had been...

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