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...

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...

How do I Leave Money to Charity in My Will?

It's easy to include a charity in your will, but you should always consult your solicitor before you write or change your will  to be...

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Private Client News

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...

Supreme Court Supports Mother Who Changed Mind Over Return to AustraliaMay 13, 2018

Divorces where there is an international dimension often present specific issues, and a recent case involving a couple who had been living in Australia before...

Flats Development ‘No Pets’ Policy Passes High Court TestMay 9, 2018

If your tenancy agreement contains a 'no pets' policy, the fact that your pet does not cause any issues for other tenants will not prevent...

Psychiatrist Approves Marriage for Alzheimer’s PatientMay 3, 2018

Remarriages are a common source of disagreement and acrimony among family members and dementia is an increasingly prevalent issue, so it is unsurprising that when...

Who Owns the Balance on the Joint Account?May 1, 2018

Sometimes, what seem to be quite simple questions have to be decided in court. In a recent case, the issue was who owned the money...

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