Private Client News

Loyalty Bonuses Taxable, Rules Upper TribunalDecember 6, 2019

Investors using the popular online financial investment platform Hargreaves Lansdown (HL) may not have heard that the 'loyalty bonuses' they receive from HL have been...

Family Judge Grasps Nettle in Sending Baby Boy to Live With His FatherNovember 21, 2019

Family judges are always absolutely focused on the welfare of children and will not shrink from grasping nettles to give them the best chance of...

High Court Relieves Family of Consequences of Badly Drafted Trust DeedNovember 15, 2019

Trust deeds can be an effective means of managing family wealth and minimising tax liabilities but, as a High Court decision strikingly showed, any mistakes...

Planning Building Work? Get Legal AdviceNovember 4, 2019

When a property development involving a building that is listed or in a conservation area is undertaken, it is reasonable for the contractor employed to...

Court of Appeal Acts to Save Entrenched Litigants From ThemselvesNovember 1, 2019

The whole purpose of the civil justice system is to achieve just and final resolution of frequently intractable disputes – and, as a guideline Court...

Missing Persons – Steps to TakeOctober 23, 2019

Surprisingly, nearly 250,000 people go missing in the UK every year. Leaving aside the heartache and worry this causes, until recent changes in the law...

LPA – Bank PracticeOctober 10, 2019

A lasting power of attorney (LPA) is a document that may be used so that the finances or other issues of a person who cannot...

Raising Cash on the Security of Your Home? Always See a Lawyer FirstOctober 7, 2019

Many vulnerable people who fall into debt are tempted to raise cash on the security of their homes. However, a case in which an elderly...

Where, If Anywhere, Do the Jet Set Call Home? High Court Gives GuidanceOctober 3, 2019

Very rich people often live jet set lifestyles of ceaseless travel, so pinning down the country in which they are domiciled can be a serious...

Mental Capacity – Court of Protection Authorises Non-Consensual Caesarean BirthSeptember 29, 2019

Where people lack the mental capacity to make important decisions for themselves, judges will step in to ensure that their best interests are served, as...

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