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

Need to Ensure Will Understood Emphasised in Court RulingNovember 24, 2016

There are a number of criteria which must apply in order for a will to be valid and one of the most important is that...

Everyone Makes MistakesNovember 11, 2016

When a businessman died, he left his substantial and complex business affairs in the hands of his executors – his brother, his widow and his...

Are Your Elderly Relatives Safe Against Fraudsters?November 1, 2016

Elderly people are often vulnerable to fraudsters and that is why it is essential to ensure that they have access to proper legal advice. In...

Trustees’ Duties of Disclosure to Will BeneficiariesOctober 17, 2016

Beneficiaries often have to wait for many years after a person's death to inherit under a will – but to what extent do they have...

Trustees Who Act in Good Faith Protected by CourtOctober 3, 2016

Beneficiaries are frequently unsatisfied with the actions (or often, the lack of action) of the executors of estates or administrators of family trusts, and the...

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