Private Client Articles

Consumer Rights law – Guidance

Since 1 October 2015, under changes introduced by the Consumer Rights Act  2015, it has been compulsory for most businesses to offer Alternative Dispute Resolution...

Divorce and Foreign Nationality

Approximately one in six marriages in the European Union is between persons of different nationalities. Not surprisingly, approximately one in six divorces also involves spouses...

Making Your Will – Guidance

It is easy to keep putting off making a will. However, having a valid will is the only way to guarantee that your estate goes...

Making Your Will – Guidance

It is easy to keep putting off making a will. However, having a valid will is the only way to guarantee that your estate goes...

Taking Children into Care – The Legal Process

We often hear of children being taken into care, but the process by which this occurs is not well known. The Children Act 1989 lays...

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Private Client News

Attorney Pays for Lack of AttentionSeptember 5, 2018

If you accept appointment under a power of attorney, it is essential to understand the responsibilities this entails. A recent case shows what can happen...

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...

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