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Can You Leave Digital Assets in Your Will?

Monday, 26 July 2021

During the pandemic our lives have shifted online to an even greater extent than before, meaning that digital assets are playing an ever greater role in everyday life.

Can You Leave Digital Assets in Your Will?

Articles & Blogs Higher Education Private Client

Inheritance Act Claims - FAQs for Universities

Monday, 12 July 2021

Our Legacy Protection team answer some of our most frequently asked questions surrounding Inheritance Act claims and their impact on higher education institutions (HEIs).

Inheritance Act Claims - FAQs for Universities

Articles & Blogs Divorce & Family Private Client

Managing Child Arrangements Over the Summer Holidays

Monday, 12 July 2021

The eagerly anticipated school summer holidays are nearly upon us. For many this brings a feeling of relief after what has been a difficult time for schools and businesses. But for some, including separated parents, the holidays can present difficulties.

Managing Child Arrangements Over the Summer Holidays

Articles & Blogs Divorce & Family Private Client

How to Resolve Parental Disagreements over Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccination

Monday, 28 June 2021

You may disagree with the other parent when deciding on vaccinating your child against coronavirus (COVID-19), which can create stress and tension. We explore the options available to help you resolve the situation without going to court.

How to Resolve Parental Disagreements over Coronavirus Vaccination

Articles & Blogs Divorce & Family Private Client

Securing Jurisdiction - The Importance of Obtaining a Decree of Divorce

Wednesday, 23 June 2021

A woman whose husband divorced her in China in December 2020 lost her application in the High Court of England and Wales for non-recognition of the overseas divorce, despite having already filed for divorce in England.

Securing Jurisdiction - The Importance of Obtaining a Decree of Divorce

Articles & Blogs Divorce & Family Private Client

'No-Fault Divorces' Available from 6 April 2022

Tuesday, 08 June 2021

The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 will come into force on 6 April 2022. Whilst the date is later than originally indicated, it is now fixed as a matter of Parliamentary record and we can look forward with certainty.

'No-Fault Divorces' Available from 6 April 2022

Articles & Blogs Private Client

Capital Gains Tax and Estate Administration - A Summary

Monday, 07 June 2021

Capital gains tax (CGT) is a tax that arises when a person disposes of an asset and makes a profit that is capital in nature.

What You Need to Know About Capital Gains Tax and Estate Administration

Articles & Blogs Private Client

How Does the Trust Registration Service Combat Money Laundering?

Monday, 07 June 2021

Transparency about beneficial ownership is recognised as a key way of combatting money laundering and terrorist activity. The EU has introduced a number of Money Laundering Directives, with this in mind.

How Does the Trust Registration Service Combat Money Laundering?

Articles & Blogs Private Client VWV approach

Vulnerable Clients - How Can You Identify and Tackle Financial Abuse?

Tuesday, 27 April 2021

It is a sad fact that financial abuse of the elderly and vulnerable is often committed by someone in a position of trust, such as a carer, attorney or deputy. Solicitors have an important role to play in identifying and taking steps to rectify such abuse.

Vulnerable Clients - How Can You Identify and Tackle Financial Abuse?

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Divorce & Family Private Client

Financial Proceedings - Is Coronavirus (COVID-19) a 'Barder' Event?

Monday, 10 May 2021

A Barder event is an unforeseen event which invalidates the fundamental basis on which a financial remedy order has been made. If this situation occurs, an application can be made to the Court asking for the order to be revisited.

Financial Proceedings - Is Coronavirus (COVID-19) a 'Barder' Event?

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Wills, Wheels and Automobiles - The Perils of Badly-Drafted Legacies

Tuesday, 27 April 2021

The importance of watertight Will drafting to protect charitable legacy income was recently highlighted in a High Court case concerning the construction of the Will of retired professional racing driver, Barrie Williams.

Wills, Wheels and Automobiles - The Perils of Badly-Drafted Legacies

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The Tricky Issue of Mutual Wills - Practical Tips for 'Policing' Agreements

Tuesday, 27 April 2021

It is widely accepted that mutual Wills can be fraught with difficulty and have the potential to result in complex litigation. How can you protect a client who is a beneficiary under such a Will, and minimise the risk of litigation arising in the future?

The Tricky Issue of Mutual Wills - Practical Tips for 'Policing' Agreements

Articles & Blogs Divorce & Family Private Client

Can We Expect Further Legal Action on Villiers v Villiers?

Friday, 16 April 2021

The matrimonial case of Villiers v Villiers has received a lot of attention over the last few years. The latest news is that Mr Villiers intends to pursue further legal action against his wife for misrepresentation.

Can We Expect Further Legal Action on Villiers v Villiers?

Articles & Blogs Divorce & Family Private Client

Beware! Avoid Family Court Applications Unless Absolutely Necessary

Friday, 09 April 2021

It is no surprise that the courts are finding the volumes of cases coming through their doors challenging to manage. There are only a limited number of courts and judges available to hear cases, yet the number of cases continues to rise.

Beware! Avoid Family Court Applications Unless Absolutely Necessary

Articles & Blogs Divorce & Family Private Client

Can Judges Order the Capitalisation of Child Maintenance?

Thursday, 01 April 2021

For over 20 years, family court judges have had the power to change periodical maintenance payments to a lump sum award to meet income needs. Historically this only related to spousal maintenance but, in a recent case also included child maintenance.

Can Judges Order the Capitalisation of Child Maintenance?