Private Client Articles

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...

Treasure Trove – The Law

There are countless stories of buried treasure, for example, the recent a huge find of Roman artefacts  unearthed in London, but the public at large know little...

Post-Nuptial Agreements – the Basics

More than 40 per cent of marriages end in divorce (in England and Wales more than 110,000 couples divorce annually) and when one in five...

Duty of Care Surprisingly Limited

An interesting attempt at a defence came to nothing in a recent traffic accident case.   It involved a driver who, having missed his turning, decided to...

CGT and Shares in Estates Valuation Trap

In the UK, there are quite generous exemptions from Inheritance Tax (IHT) which apply to business assets. One problem with making use of such exemptions...

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Private Client News

Car Bonnet Will is Valid, Rules CourtJuly 6, 2017

There are a number of requirements that must be met for a will to be valid and one of these is that the signing of...

Power of Attorney Fees FallJune 19, 2017

With the recent furore over the Government's proposed increase in the cost of obtaining probate on larger estates, currently on ice owing to lack of...

Cocktail of Drugs Not Sufficient to Overturn WillJune 4, 2017

Disputes about the validity of wills frequently centre on allegations that the deceased lacked 'mental capacity' when they created a will. In a recent case, the...

Assets of Elderly Are Target of WrongdoersMay 14, 2017

Where there is money, there is opportunity for wrongdoing and a steady stream of cases show that vigilance is needed to prevent the assets of...

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...

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