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

Problems for Family Unaddressed as People Still Shun WillsApril 12, 2017

The latest research from National Savings and Investments shows that a staggering 64 per cent of adults in the UK have not made a will,...

Solicitor Evidence Crucial in Proving Will ValidMarch 30, 2017

A recent case shows the importance of involving a solicitor in the preparation of a will, especially where it is considered that an attempt to...

Massive Increases in Probate Charges on Large Estates on the WayMarch 17, 2017

Probate fees, which rose sharply only three years ago, are about to rise again. Under the present scheme an application for probate by an individual costs...

Supreme Court Overturns Daughter’s Will Claim AwardMarch 16, 2017

A surprising Court of Appeal decision that a daughter was a 'dependant' of her estranged mother and thus entitled to benefit from her estate has...

Attorney Who Forged Will to Accelerate Inheritance Given Jail TermMarch 13, 2017

When an elderly man died owning both a house and a half share in an attached property with his sister, whose financial affairs were already...

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