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

Mistaken Belief Overturns Estate Split AgreementMarch 28, 2018

When the male partner of a cohabiting couple died, apparently without leaving a will, after they had lived together for more than 40 years, his...

No Pay, No Passport?March 23, 2018

In a consultation paper published just before the December holiday season, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), which is the Government department that deals...

Air Travel Woes May Lead to CompensationMarch 15, 2018

After a ghastly year for flight delays, with British Airways suffering two major IT failures, Ryanair's problems with aircrew rotas and air traffic control disputes,...

Trust is No Replacement for Legal AdviceMarch 6, 2018

Sadly, not all relationships that get off to a good start last, and it is vital to seek legal advice before entering into any financial...

Placing Trust in a Family Member Proves Unwise (Again)February 23, 2018

Even the most apparently trustworthy people can sometimes turn out to be anything but and that is one good reason why it is sensible to...

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