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

Making a Will? You Can Make Whatever Bequests You Wish!July 5, 2016

It seems only right that people can do what they want with their own money and can make whatever bequests they wish in their wills....

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...

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