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

Out-Of-Date Family Trust Varied to Recognise Same-Sex SpousesSeptember 18, 2016

Family trusts often date back many years, and those who drafted them could not have been expected to foresee all the dramatic social changes that...

Roles Split When Stress Makes Attorney UnreliableSeptember 7, 2016

Appointing an attorney under a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is normally a sensible precaution. The procedure allows one's financial affairs (and, if required, matters...

Will Change Fight Can Go AheadAugust 24, 2016

Divorce is seldom straightforward, especially as regards the negotiation of the financial settlement. The lengths that some people will go to in order to disguise...

Delusions and Dementia Do Not Invalidate WillAugust 15, 2016

Many cases arise each year in which the validity of a will is challenged on the ground that the will's creator (the testator) was not...

Baseless Will Challenge Leads to Costs ConsequencesAugust 1, 2016

The dangers of trying to upset the provisions of a properly drafted will were made clear in a recent case in which the daughter of...

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