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

Insurance Extension on the Cards?November 28, 2017

Under UK law, it is compulsory for all vehicles that are used on public roads to be insured, and third-party liability insurance, which covers accidental...

Mis-Sold an Interest Rate Hedging Product? Don’t Miss the Time Limit for a ClaimNovember 20, 2017

Mis-selling of interest rate hedging products (IRHPs) by lenders has caused acute financial pain to a great many businesses and individuals and, as one High...

Change of Use Over Time Leads to Four-Day Court BattleNovember 17, 2017

Rights of way over land are a constant source of dispute and, because the law relating to land is complex, such disputes all too frequently...

Take Extra Care When Buying AbroadNovember 6, 2017

It is estimated that more than 800,000 Britons now own property abroad. What used to be highly exceptional may now seem rather commonplace, but that...

Executors and TaxesNovember 1, 2017

An executor of an estate is personally responsible for his or her actions, so as well as there being significant duties, on occasions the role...

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