Private Client Articles

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...

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

You Can Make Your Council Tidy Up Bad HousingAugust 28, 2017

Unoccupied and decaying properties can have a serious impact on the neighbourhood and can become a focus for vandalism and anti-social behaviour. However, as one...

Don’t Litigate Without a Lawyer to Tell You When You’re Wrong!August 24, 2017

One reason why it is rarely advisable to represent yourself in litigation is that you need a good lawyer to tell you when you are...

Small Pension Pots – Planning PossibilitiesAugust 22, 2017

People aged over 55 who have only a small (less than £30,000) pension pot in a defined benefit (final salary) scheme or in some instances...

Skulduggery in Divorce Proceedings Will Do You No GoodAugust 16, 2017

Resorting to skulduggery in divorce proceedings is sadly common but almost never does either side any good. That was certainly so in one case in...

Court Rejects Will in a Crisp PacketAugust 3, 2017

Unfulfilled hopes of substantial inheritance are commonplace, both in fact and fiction, but not often do they lead to such ham-fisted attempts at forgery as...

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