Private Client Articles

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...

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...

Business Assets and Divorce

Divorce is seldom an easy business, but the problems are compounded when there is a family business involved. The division of the spoils has traditionally...

Asset Valuation Problems – Chattels

When dealing with an estate, an increasing problem for executors is the valuation of assets in the form of the chattels of the deceased. In...

Asset Valuation Problems – Chattels

When dealing with an estate, an increasing problem for executors is the valuation of assets in the form of the chattels of the deceased. In...

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Private Client News

New Guidance on Care Home Charges After DeathSeptember 3, 2018

It is a stressful and unhappy enough time when a loved one dies, but the anguish of those mourning the loss can be compounded when...

Planning Application Restricted to Preserve ViewAugust 30, 2018

On our densely populated island, there is a pressing need for available land to be put to sensible use and, where restrictive covenants lurking in...

Unmarried Partners and Widowed Parent’s Allowance – Supreme Court RulesAugust 29, 2018

A decision of the Supreme Court announced today has important implications for unmarried partners of people who have died. The case involved a woman from Northern...

Possible Separation From Mother Intolerable, Rules CourtAugust 12, 2018

Relationships that start on the Internet are already leading to some interesting situations. A recent family case involved a British woman who had met a...

Hacking Episode a ‘Reasonable Excuse’ for Late Filing of Tax ReturnsAugust 8, 2018

Taxpayers are personally responsible for filing their tax returns on time, and failing to do so can lead to stiff financial penalties. However, in one...

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