• Careers
  • Contact Us
Private Client

Private Client

Articles & Blogs Private Client

Unmarried Couples - Do You Know Your Legal Rights?

Thursday, 27 September 2018

At the Conservative Party Conference this Autumn, Theresa May announced that all couples in England and Wales will be able to enter a civil partnership rather than a marriage if they wish.

Cohabiting Couples

Articles & Blogs Private Client

The End of the Blame Game for Divorcing Couples?

Friday, 21 September 2018

Justice Secretary David Gauke announced last week that there may be an end in sight for fault based divorces in England and Wales.

Divorce Law

Articles & Blogs Private Client

Business Owners - Have You Made a Will Yet?

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Around 60% of the population has no Will and if you die without a Will your estate will be passed on according to the intestacy rules.

Private Client Team

Articles & Blogs Private Client

Appointing an Attorney - Do You Know Your Lasting Power of Attorney Options?

Monday, 02 July 2018

A Lasting Power of Attorney enables you (the donor) to authorise a person of your choosing, (the Attorney) to make decisions on your behalf.

Appointing an Attorney - Do You Know Your Lasting Power of Attorney Options?

Articles & Blogs Divorce & Family Private Client

We Agree We Want to Divorce. Do I Really Need a Solicitor?

Monday, 18 June 2018

On 1 May, the first fully digital divorce application was launched. So you may wonder, do you really need a solicitor to get divorced? Is face to face legal advice worth the cost?

We Agree We Want to Divorce. Do I Really Need a Solicitor?

Articles & Blogs Commercial Property Conveyancing Private Client

8 Tips Landlords Should Consider Before Leasing a Property

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Leasing a property is like running an investment business. Unlike stocks or ISAs, you can't just invest your money, sit back, and wait for a return. Being a landlord is a hands on experience that requires regular input.

8 Tips Landlords Should Consider Before Leasing a Property

Articles & Blogs Commercial Property Conveyancing Private Client

Move Home or Improve Your Leasehold Property? The Pros and Cons

Wednesday, 09 May 2018

Do you need more bedrooms for your growing family? Are you falling out of love with your house and thinking of moving? You might want to consider improving your home instead…

Move Home or Improve Your Leasehold Property? The Pros and Cons

Articles & Blogs Private Client

New Refund Scheme for Powers of Attorney - Can You Claim?

Tuesday, 01 May 2018

The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) has launched a scheme to offer refunds to those who made Lasting or Enduring Powers of Attorney applications between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2017.

The Office of the Public Guardian's Refund Scheme - Powers of Attorney

Articles & Blogs Private Client Tax

Stronger Tax Haven Transparency Laws - Are You Affected?

Thursday, 03 May 2018

The government has agreed new measures to increase transparency in offshore tax havens.

Offshore Tax Havens

Articles & Blogs Private Client

Trying to Avoid Care Home Fees? Why You Should Think Twice

Wednesday, 04 April 2018

Care home fees are a big worry for many older people. If you hope to pass on wealth to your children, you may be concerned that your savings or even your home may be used to pay for your care if you become ill or incapacitated.

Trying to Avoid Care Home Fees? Why You Should Think Twice - VWV Private Client blog

Articles & Blogs Private Client

Is Inheritance Tax About to Get Simpler?

Friday, 23 March 2018

The Chancellor Philip Hammond in January asked the Office for Tax Simplification (OTS) to look at ways to simplify the inheritance tax (IHT) regime.

Inheritance Tax

Articles & Blogs Private Client

5 Reasons Why Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Should Have a Pre-Nup

Thursday, 08 March 2018

With the royal wedding only three months away, there is still time for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to sign a pre-nuptial agreement setting out what would happen if their marriage breaks down in the future.

5 Reasons Why Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Should Have a Pre-Nup

Articles & Blogs Private Client

Do You Know Where Your Money Will Go When You Die?

Monday, 21 May 2018

Many people die each year not having made a Will and mistakenly believe that their money will pass to their spouse or their children or even to siblings.

Do You Know Where Your Money Will Go When You Die?

Articles & Blogs Private Client

Fraudulent Calumny - Challenging Wills and Poisoning Minds

Thursday, 22 February 2018

As legal advisors, we routinely encourage people to make a Will to ensure their assets will pass as they want on death.

Fraudulent Calumny - Challenging Wills and Poisoning Minds

Articles & Blogs Conveyancing Private Client

Abolition of Stamp Duty Land Tax up to £300,000 - 6 Things You Should Know

Monday, 12 February 2018

Our quick facts guide to the new Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) relief.

Residential Conveyancing