Private Client Articles

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...

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...

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...

EHRC Publishes Revised Tips for Disabled Travellers

Under European law, disabled persons and persons with reduced mobility have a right to receive help to get through the airport and board their plane...

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Private Client News

Everyone Has a Right to Know Who Their Parents Are – DNA Test CaseApril 25, 2018

In a ground-breaking decision that prioritised the rights of the living over those of the dead, the Court of Appeal has opened the way for...

Reliance on Accountant Shows Reasonable CareApril 11, 2018

If you rely on your accountant's advice regarding a tax issue, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) will now regard you as having taken 'reasonable care'...

Direct Contact With Both Parents Best Promotes Child WelfareApril 5, 2018

Family judges know that children normally do best when they have direct contact with both parents. The Court of Appeal underlined that point in a...

Victim of Hotel Jewellery Theft Wins Substantial CompensationApril 3, 2018

Thefts from hotel rooms are thankfully not an everyday occurrence, but when such a crime is committed, who, if anyone, is liable to pay compensation...

Mistaken Belief Overturns Estate Split AgreementMarch 28, 2018

When the male partner of a cohabiting couple died, apparently without leaving a will, after they had lived together for more than 40 years, his...

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