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

Take Extra Care When Buying AbroadNovember 6, 2017

It is estimated that more than 800,000 Britons now own property abroad. What used to be highly exceptional may now seem rather commonplace, but that...

Executors and TaxesNovember 1, 2017

An executor of an estate is personally responsible for his or her actions, so as well as there being significant duties, on occasions the role...

Power of Attorney or Deputyship?October 23, 2017

In the same week that a former policeman was convicted of stealing a house and £200,000 from his disabled cousin by abusing a power of...

Tax Domicile – HMRC Upping the Ante?October 15, 2017

With an increasingly peripatetic workforce, more and more people are finding that the issue of their fiscal residence has a significant effect on their tax...

Mutual Will Voids Thirteen Later WillsOctober 10, 2017

Although a worryingly high proportion of the population never make a will, a fairly large number of those who do make more than one. It...

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