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

Who Owns the Balance on the Joint Account?May 1, 2018

Sometimes, what seem to be quite simple questions have to be decided in court. In a recent case, the issue was who owned the money...

Everyone Has a Right to Know Who Their Parents Are – DNA Test CaseApril 25, 2018

In a ground-breaking decision that prioritised the rights of the living over those of the dead, the Court of Appeal has opened the way for...

Reliance on Accountant Shows Reasonable CareApril 11, 2018

If you rely on your accountant's advice regarding a tax issue, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) will now regard you as having taken 'reasonable care'...

Direct Contact With Both Parents Best Promotes Child WelfareApril 5, 2018

Family judges know that children normally do best when they have direct contact with both parents. The Court of Appeal underlined that point in a...

Victim of Hotel Jewellery Theft Wins Substantial CompensationApril 3, 2018

Thefts from hotel rooms are thankfully not an everyday occurrence, but when such a crime is committed, who, if anyone, is liable to pay compensation...

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