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

Accountant Forged Mother’s $50 Million WillMay 1, 2017

Will disputes can be extremely bitter and the kind of skulduggery depicted in fiction sadly sometimes reflects reality. In one case, the High Court found...

Probate Charges Increase Likely to Be DelayedApril 25, 2017

The Government has acknowledged that the upcoming general election makes it unlikely that probate fees will increase significantly in May as planned, as there will...

Problems for Family Unaddressed as People Still Shun WillsApril 12, 2017

The latest research from National Savings and Investments shows that a staggering 64 per cent of adults in the UK have not made a will,...

Solicitor Evidence Crucial in Proving Will ValidMarch 30, 2017

A recent case shows the importance of involving a solicitor in the preparation of a will, especially where it is considered that an attempt to...

Massive Increases in Probate Charges on Large Estates on the WayMarch 17, 2017

Probate fees, which rose sharply only three years ago, are about to rise again. Under the present scheme an application for probate by an individual costs...

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