Private Client Articles

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...

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...

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

What Seems Reasonable to You…July 29, 2018

It is a common term in a lease for the tenants to have to seek permission from the landlord if they want to do something...

A Little Too Much Knowledge Can Be a Dangerous ThingJuly 24, 2018

There are special rules for people working in the UK on short-term secondment from employers based abroad. Many do not become taxpayers under the UK...

Unnecessary Risk-Taking Means Tour Operator Not Liable for AccidentJuly 19, 2018

With the holiday season upon us, a recent case shows that there are limits to the liability of tour operators when accidents occur, especially when...

Inheritance Tax – ‘Hope Value’ Relevant to Property ValuationsJuly 8, 2018

When valuing a property for Inheritance Tax (IHT) purposes, is it legitimate to take into account its potential for enlargement or improvement – so-called 'hope...

Confidentiality – Don’t Give In to ThreatsJune 17, 2018

If you are facing menacing demands for money, you should take legal advice straight away. In a recent case, the High Court came to the...

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