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

Power of Attorney Fees FallJune 19, 2017

With the recent furore over the Government's proposed increase in the cost of obtaining probate on larger estates, currently on ice owing to lack of...

Cocktail of Drugs Not Sufficient to Overturn WillJune 4, 2017

Disputes about the validity of wills frequently centre on allegations that the deceased lacked 'mental capacity' when they created a will. In a recent case, the...

Assets of Elderly Are Target of WrongdoersMay 14, 2017

Where there is money, there is opportunity for wrongdoing and a steady stream of cases show that vigilance is needed to prevent the assets of...

Accountant Forged Mother’s $50 Million WillMay 1, 2017

Will disputes can be extremely bitter and the kind of skulduggery depicted in fiction sadly sometimes reflects reality. In one case, the High Court found...

Probate Charges Increase Likely to Be DelayedApril 25, 2017

The Government has acknowledged that the upcoming general election makes it unlikely that probate fees will increase significantly in May as planned, as there will...

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