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...

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 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...

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

No Pay, No Passport?March 23, 2018

In a consultation paper published just before the December holiday season, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), which is the Government department that deals...

Air Travel Woes May Lead to CompensationMarch 15, 2018

After a ghastly year for flight delays, with British Airways suffering two major IT failures, Ryanair's problems with aircrew rotas and air traffic control disputes,...

Trust is No Replacement for Legal AdviceMarch 6, 2018

Sadly, not all relationships that get off to a good start last, and it is vital to seek legal advice before entering into any financial...

Placing Trust in a Family Member Proves Unwise (Again)February 23, 2018

Even the most apparently trustworthy people can sometimes turn out to be anything but and that is one good reason why it is sensible to...

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...

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