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

Court Decides ‘Issue’ IssueFebruary 5, 2016

Words are the very stuff of law. Whilst in most instances the legal meaning of a word is the same as its meaning in everyday...

Lack of Proof Stymies Claim Against EstateJanuary 22, 2016

A recent case shows clearly, yet again, how important it is not to rely on oral promises. When a woman gave substantial sums to the man...

Mental Capacity – Importance and AssessmentJanuary 8, 2016

When a person lacks mental capacity, they are unable to create any valid legal agreement – for example to make a valid will. Challenges to...

Failed Will Dispute May Cost Woman Her HomeDecember 24, 2015

A woman who contested the will her father made shortly before he died has been left with a legal bill larger than her inheritance, after...

Can a Family Member Abroad Look After Your Affairs?December 15, 2015

It is becoming increasingly common for older people to need assistance with looking after their day-to-day affairs. Appointing an attorney using a Lasting Power of...

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