Private Client Articles

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...

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...

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...

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...

Administering Estates – Procedures and Pitfalls

A recent survey has shown that more than one in ten people who are thought to have died intestate (i.e. without leaving a will) may...

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Private Client News

Motive Not Sufficient Reason to Deny Subject Access RequestOctober 1, 2018

One of the dilemmas the courts face from time to time is how to achieve the right balance between individual privacy and the public's right...

Failure to Control Knotweed Proves Costly for LandownerSeptember 26, 2018

Japanese knotweed is a very considerable pest – 'indisputably the UK's most aggressive, destructive and invasive plant', according to the Environment Agency –as it can...

Inconsistent Residential Planning Permission OverturnedSeptember 12, 2018

If you are faced with an unwelcome proposal for development nearby, a recent case shows how tenaciousness and a knowledge of past planning history can...

Wife Seeking Divorce Fails to Prove English DomicileSeptember 9, 2018

London has gained a reputation as 'the divorce capital of the world' because settlements reached are, by international standards, very generous towards women. It is...

Attorney Pays for Lack of AttentionSeptember 5, 2018

If you accept appointment under a power of attorney, it is essential to understand the responsibilities this entails. A recent case shows what can happen...

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