Private Client Articles

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...

Estates – What Happens if Values Fall?

One of the biggest problems now facing executors is that as the recession progresses, most assets, other than cash, are falling in value, which can...

Estates – What Happens if Values Fall?

One of the biggest problems now facing executors is that as the recession progresses, most assets, other than cash, are falling in value, which can...

Child Maintenance Explained

The Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission (CMEC) – a statutory non-departmental public body – was established in 2008 to take on the work of the...

Heir Hunters – Take Advice!

Until the recent publicity afforded by television shows on the subject, many people might not have realised that ‘heir tracing’ companies exist, let alone that...

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Private Client News

Service Standards Must Be Appropriate for PropertiesFebruary 12, 2018

Owning a share of the freehold is often cited as a selling point to flat buyers – but tenant democracy is no panacea and there...

Do You Still Believe in the 90-Day UK Tax Residency Myth? Read This!February 9, 2018

It is an enduringly popular misconception that all you need to do in order to establish that you are not UK resident for tax purposes...

Casting Aspersions to Change Inheritance Proves UnsuccessfulFebruary 2, 2018

Wills made or varied just before death are a frequent source of dispute and court appearances, and it was just such an occurrence that led...

Ripped Off By a Rogue Trader? You Can Be Compensated!January 30, 2018

Elderly people and those who are vulnerable are sadly prime targets for rogue traders, but the law is not powerless when it comes to helping...

Court Bypasses Wife’s Attempts to Stymie SaleJanuary 25, 2018

One of the potential disadvantages of having more than one owner of a property is what to do when they take different views of whether...

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