Private Client Articles

Charity Trustees – Guidance

The regime governing charities has been progressively tightened up over the years, making the sort of scandals that were once not uncommon much more of...

Divorce and the Company Director

Divorce is almost never easy and the financial negotiations can be protracted and difficult, particularly when there are business interests involved. In this article we...

Unfair Contract Terms – Your Rights as a Consumer

UK consumer protection legislation is robust, giving them substantial rights and imposing significant obligations on traders. Indeed, in some cases the actions of a vendor...

Divorce and the Family Home

Family break-up is always complicated and when there is a property involved, things can get very complex indeed. In principle, when a couple are cohabiting (not...

What is a Trust?

A trust comes into effect when a ‘settlor’ places money, land or other assets in the hands of trustees. The trustees are the legal owners...

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Private Client News

Court Rejects Unprovable Claim of Property GiftFebruary 8, 2017

Arguments over the division of estates are unfortunately common where the value of the assets they contain is substantial, especially if family relationships are fractious....

Survivorship Clause Leads to Double Benefit for BeneficiariesJanuary 26, 2017

There is an established legal principle that where people have wills benefiting each other (as is normal with the wills of a husband and wife)...

Alcoholism and Mental CapacityJanuary 13, 2017

In order to make a valid will, you need to know your own mind – and it helps to have a solicitor on hand to...

Non-Working Daughter Loses Claim for Financial ProvisionDecember 27, 2016

Claims by disappointed children seeking a share, or a larger share, of a parental estate are on the rise, with the latest figures published showing...

Undisclosed Assets on Break-Up Cause Problems for ExecutorDecember 13, 2016

When a couple break up, a financial settlement is normally agreed between them as part of the proceedings and that, usually, is that. However, in a...

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