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

Understanding Between Couple Regarding Work Done Creates Legal ObligationMay 31, 2018

Legal arguments between cohabitants who break up are commonplace. However, a recent case dealt with a lengthy legal dispute between the surviving partner of a...

Changing Circumstances Lead to Divorce Settlement DisputeMay 28, 2018

When a wealthy construction business owner and his wife divorced in 2011, a 'clean break' agreement was made to include the sale of the two...

Email Address Not Enough for Serving ClaimMay 21, 2018

You may think that because a firm has an email address, you can serve a writ or other legal document on them by sending it...

Judge Criticises Council and DWP for Usurping Attorney’s PowersMay 15, 2018

When a person is not capable of looking after themselves, the Secretary of State has the power to appoint someone else to do so. A...

Supreme Court Supports Mother Who Changed Mind Over Return to AustraliaMay 13, 2018

Divorces where there is an international dimension often present specific issues, and a recent case involving a couple who had been living in Australia before...

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