Private Client Articles

Dealing With an Insolvent Estate

One of the rules that applies to the administration of estates is that whilst a person appointed as executor under a will can refuse to...

Dealing With an Insolvent Estate

One of the rules that applies to the administration of estates is that whilst a person appointed as executor under a will can refuse to...

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Private Client News

Undocumented Promise Leads to Four-Day Court BattleSeptember 1, 2015

Making a verbal family agreement over the distribution of one's estate and then trusting that everything will be sorted out amicably by the family shows...

Wealthy Pensioner Triumphs in Lasting Power of Attorney CaseAugust 20, 2015

A high net worth pensioner, who was reluctant to give up control of his fortune and laid down intricate conditions before signing a lasting power...

Unwatched Attorney Pockets £450,000August 4, 2015

A recent court case shows the wisdom of ensuring that there is effective supervision of anyone acting under a power of attorney, especially if substantial...

Mother’s Will Overridden by CourtJuly 28, 2015

A surprising decision by the Court of Appeal to award a daughter who had been deliberately excluded from her mother's will a substantial settlement from...

Kindly Builder Can Keep £470,000 InheritanceJuly 20, 2015

A kindly builder, who was rewarded with a £470,000 inheritance after befriending a pensioner and mending his leaking gutters for free, can keep the money...

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