Private Client Articles

Cohabitees and Death – Who Can Claim?

When one member of a cohabiting couple dies, it can come as an unpleasant surprise to the bereaved partner to discover that not all of...

Pre-Nuptial Agreements: Wise Planning for the Wealthy

Following a decision in the Supreme Court, in which a pre-nuptial agreement entered into by a German heiress and her husband was held to be...

Civil Partnerships And Same-Sex Marriage Explained

The first civil partnerships were formed on 21 December 2005, after the Civil Partnerships Act 2004 came into effect on 5 December 2005. Same-sex marriages contracted...

Package Tour Problems and Travel Delay – Your Rights

We often hear of problems associated with package tour holidays and customers' attempts to gain compensation. It is important, therefore, to know what is and...

What Are Financial Needs?

When financial settlements are being made on divorce, one crucial aspect that is taken into account in deciding the structure and value of the settlement...

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Private Client News

Ripped Off By a Rogue Trader? You Can Be Compensated!January 30, 2018

Elderly people and those who are vulnerable are sadly prime targets for rogue traders, but the law is not powerless when it comes to helping...

Court Bypasses Wife’s Attempts to Stymie SaleJanuary 25, 2018

One of the potential disadvantages of having more than one owner of a property is what to do when they take different views of whether...

Certain Inheritance Can Be Financial Resource in Divorce SettlementJanuary 19, 2018

Under English law, a person is able (within limits) to decide absolutely to whom their estate should pass. However, many countries have 'forced heirship' laws,...

Informal Wills on the Way?January 16, 2018

We have written on numerous occasions of the danger of either failing to leave a will or of not taking professional advice when making your...

Council Must Consider Planning ApplicationJanuary 8, 2018

People who seek advantage by going beyond the bounds of planning permission they are given can expect to be taught a very expensive lesson by...

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