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Wills Made on Video Calls Will Soon Be Possible - But Beware the Pitfalls

Monday, 27 July 2020

The Government has announced it will revise the Wills Act 1837, in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). Making a Will has never been more important for many. However, without expert advice, it's very easy to invalidate your Will.

Wills Made on Video Calls Will Soon Be Possible - But Beware the Pitfalls

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What Inheritance Rights Do I Have if My Partner Dies?

Tuesday, 21 July 2020

A sharp rise in inheritance disputes is likely to be another unhappy legacy of coronavirus (COVID-19). For anyone so unfortunate as to lose their partner, it can be a shock to discover there is no such thing as common law marriage and inheritance rights.

What Inheritance Rights Do I Have if My Partner Dies?

Articles & Blogs Divorce & Family Private Client

Maintenance Awarded in English Court Despite Divorce Proceedings in Scotland

Monday, 13 July 2020

The Supreme Court has ruled that financial remedy proceedings can be brought in the UK, despite divorce proceedings being issued in Scotland. Have the floodgates to 'forum shopping' been opened?

Maintenance Awarded in English Court Despite Divorce Proceedings in Scotland

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Negotiating Finances in Divorce During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Thursday, 14 May 2020

The pandemic has sent financial shockwaves throughout the world. For those who are negotiating their finances on separation, the current climate may pose some challenges.

Negotiating Finances in Divorce During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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

Coronavirus - Enforcing Child Arrangement Orders

Wednesday, 29 April 2020

We have been inundated with calls from concerned parents about how the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the government lockdown is affecting their child arrangements.

Enforcing Child Arrangement Orders

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Private Client

Estate Administration During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Wednesday, 29 April 2020

The death of a relative is always difficult, and obtaining probate can take time, but the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic may add additional complications when it comes to administering the estate of your loved one.

Estate Administration During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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5 Top Tips for Safely Making a Will During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Tuesday, 07 April 2020

Are you thinking about making a Will but concerned about the practicalities of doing so during the current coronavirus pandemic?

5 Top Tips for Safely Making a Will During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Private Client

Non-Residents and Coronavirus - What Will Happen to Your Tax Status?

Wednesday, 29 April 2020

The statutory residence test is used to determine whether someone is a UK resident for tax purposes. There are strict limits on how many days in the tax year that an individual can remain in the UK and still claim to be non-resident.

Non-Residents and Coronavirus - What Will Happen to Your Tax Status?

Articles & Blogs Divorce & Family Private Client

Islamic Faith Marriages - What Are My Rights?

Friday, 01 May 2020

An Islamic marriage ceremony, known as a 'Nikah' was recently not determined to be a legal ceremony by the Court of Appeal. This meant that the couple in question were never legally married under English law.

Islamic Faith Marriages - What Are My Rights?

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

Domestic Violence During Coronavirus Lockdown

Friday, 17 April 2020

During the coronavirus lockdown we are being asked to socially distance and stay at home. However, home is not a safe place for some.

Domestic Violence During Lockdown

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Private Client

Making a Will in Light of Coronavirus? What You Need to Avoid

Thursday, 02 April 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has understandably caused many people to review their Wills, to check everything is in order should the worst happen.

Making a Will in Light of Coronavirus? What You Need to Avoid

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Private Client

Coronavirus - How to Manage Your Personal Affairs

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

None of us ever knows what is around the corner, as the Coronavirus pandemic has shown. At present we are all living through the most unprecedented change and uncertainty.

Coronavirus - How to Manage Your Personal Affairs

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Life Assurance As Part of Estate Planning - What You Need to Know

Thursday, 27 February 2020

Life assurance has long been a recommended part of estate planning. Many people believe that having life cover in place will provide their loved ones with policy proceeds that are sufficient to see them through the estate administration process.

Life Assurance As Part of Estate Planning - What You Need to Know

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Could Inheritance Tax Be Cut Down Under New Reforms?

Thursday, 27 February 2020

A group of MPs has published a report calling for inheritance tax to be abolished in its current form.

Could Inheritance Tax Be Cut Down Under New Reforms?

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Who Died First? The Importance of Reviewing Your Will

Thursday, 27 February 2020

It is important to have a well drafted Will, especially in the case of second marriages, if there are children from previous relationships.

Who Died First? The Importance of Reviewing Your Will