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

Estranged Daughter Gains Share of Late Father’s EstateSeptember 28, 2017

The dangers of concluding that estranged children who have been disinherited will have no claim against a deceased person's estate were made very clear after...

What is an ‘Existing Building’? – Tax Tribunal Clarifies the LawSeptember 20, 2017

A property owner who demolishes an existing dwelling house and replaces it with an entirely new one is entitled to reclaim VAT on the costs...

Court Upholds Restrictions on Holiday HomesSeptember 14, 2017

The old adage that 'an Englishman's home is his castle' is only partially true and the impact of planning law on a property owner's rights...

Private Investors – Beware of Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing!September 6, 2017

There have always been wolves in sheep's clothing ready to take unfair advantage of private investors and they can be difficult to spot without professional...

Court Unsympathetic When Mum Takes Law Into Own HandsAugust 31, 2017

No matter how much you may be tempted, taking the law into your own hands is not a good idea. When a mother who was divorcing...

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