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

Cohabitants Entitled to Bereavement DamagesFebruary 20, 2018

The legal implications of cohabitation are often poorly understood by those who choose to live together outside of marriage or civil partnership, and the lack...

Service Standards Must Be Appropriate for PropertiesFebruary 12, 2018

Owning a share of the freehold is often cited as a selling point to flat buyers – but tenant democracy is no panacea and there...

Do You Still Believe in the 90-Day UK Tax Residency Myth? Read This!February 9, 2018

It is an enduringly popular misconception that all you need to do in order to establish that you are not UK resident for tax purposes...

Casting Aspersions to Change Inheritance Proves UnsuccessfulFebruary 2, 2018

Wills made or varied just before death are a frequent source of dispute and court appearances, and it was just such an occurrence that led...

Ripped Off By a Rogue Trader? You Can Be Compensated!January 30, 2018

Elderly people and those who are vulnerable are sadly prime targets for rogue traders, but the law is not powerless when it comes to helping...

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