Private Client Articles

A Guide to the Adoption Process

The most important requirements for adoption are that the adopter must be over 21 years of age, the child to be adopted must be under...

Divorce and Foreign Residence: Children

When a marriage breaks up, it is usual for the couple to separate physically as well as legally and in some cases the physical separation...

Cohabitation Agreements – Protection for Unmarried Couples

One of the most common myths in English law is that there is such a thing as a ‘common law marriage’. It simply doesn’t exist...

What Happens on Intestacy?

The Inheritance and Trustees’ Powers Act came into force in late 2014. It changes intestacy law in England and Wales to allow a deceased's estate...

Helping Your Executors

Being an executor is a demanding job at the best of times and a task that is made all the more difficult when the deceased...

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Private Client News

Hacking Episode a ‘Reasonable Excuse’ for Late Filing of Tax ReturnsAugust 8, 2018

Taxpayers are personally responsible for filing their tax returns on time, and failing to do so can lead to stiff financial penalties. However, in one...

Money in a Bank Account Is Not Property – Guideline Court of Appeal RulingAugust 6, 2018

Money in a bank account represents the debt due from the bank to the account holder and is not 'property' in the eyes of the...

Disappointed Children Fail to Overturn WillAugust 2, 2018

When a will is made late in life which materially changes how an estate is to be distributed (especially when the new will favours one...

Pre-Nup Upheld When Implications UnderstoodJuly 31, 2018

Family judges will approach pre-nuptial agreements with greater respect following a landmark Court of Appeal ruling in a 'big money' divorce case. The Court agreed...

What Seems Reasonable to You…July 29, 2018

It is a common term in a lease for the tenants to have to seek permission from the landlord if they want to do something...

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