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Risks for trustees
  • DMH Stallard LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 26 2010

Being a trustee isn't just for professionals or people 'minding the family assets'


Executor with hand in till jailed
  • DMH Stallard LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 19 2009

The UK has some of the strictest laws in the world to protect beneficiaries from rapacious executors and trustees


Divorce - future pension not taken into account
  • DMH Stallard LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 21 2009

A recent, bitterly contested 'big money' divorce case shows how reluctant the courts are to upset financial settlements on the basis of contingencies and reinforces the point that bad behaviour is not a basis for changing the division of the assets


Speeding - the law
  • DMH Stallard LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 19 2013

Speeding fines and prosecutions in Britain have increased sevenfold and the number of speed cameras has rocketed, there are nearly 6,000 speed


Cohabitees - government declines to act
  • DMH Stallard LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 23 2008

The Government has announced that it does not, for the time being at any rate, intend to proceed with reforms to the law that would have given cohabiting partners similar rights to married couples or civil partners on the breakdown of their relationship


Court clears way for pre-nups
  • DMH Stallard LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 28 2008

Pre-nuptial agreements have been given a boost following a recent case involving a ‘serial divorcee’


An end to Enduring Powers of Attorney
  • DMH Stallard LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 22 2007

On 1 October 2007 Enduring Powers of Attorney (EPA) will be replaced by Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA), although EPAs created before the law change will remain effective


Husband's covert affair means wife keeps house
  • DMH Stallard LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 4 2010

When a wife agrees to allow the family home to be used as security for her husband's debts, the legal situation is normally clear and the creditor can rely on her consent in order to take possession


How do I leave money to charity in my will?
  • DMH Stallard LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 23 2010

It's easy to include a charity in your will, but you should always consult your solicitor before you write or change your will to be sure it reflects your exact intentions and that you understand its implications


Financial settlements in divorce: factors
  • DMH Stallard LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 24 2010

The headline-grabbing decisions in a spate of 'rich list' divorce cases in 2007 confirmed that the House of Lords (now the Supreme Court) is emphasising that marriage is a partnership and that the relative contributions of the couple to the marriage will be relevant to the financial settlement terms as will the legitimate expectations of the couple