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

Pre-Nuptial Agreement Receives Court BackingJune 11, 2018

The validity of pre-nuptial agreements depends on legal advice being taken on both sides, equal bargaining positions and overall fairness. In one case, the High...

Understanding Between Couple Regarding Work Done Creates Legal ObligationMay 31, 2018

Legal arguments between cohabitants who break up are commonplace. However, a recent case dealt with a lengthy legal dispute between the surviving partner of a...

Changing Circumstances Lead to Divorce Settlement DisputeMay 28, 2018

When a wealthy construction business owner and his wife divorced in 2011, a 'clean break' agreement was made to include the sale of the two...

Email Address Not Enough for Serving ClaimMay 21, 2018

You may think that because a firm has an email address, you can serve a writ or other legal document on them by sending it...

Judge Criticises Council and DWP for Usurping Attorney’s PowersMay 15, 2018

When a person is not capable of looking after themselves, the Secretary of State has the power to appoint someone else to do so. A...

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