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The Residence Nil Rate Band - What It Means for You

United Kingdom - April 13 2017 On 6 April 2017, a new relief from inheritance tax was introduced. This is known as the “Residence Nil Rate Band” (“RNRB”). This currently provides...


Can I leave my adult children out of my Will?

United Kingdom - March 15 2017 The chances of doing so are now much better than they were following the final decision in the case of Ilott v Blue Cross and others which has just...


What happens if I die before my divorce is finalised?

United Kingdom - February 7 2017 What happens if I die before my divorce is finalised? Recently a one of my clients asked me if they could leave their spouse the right to reside in...


What do the divorce courts think is an appropriate standard of living in a case where the wealth is “stratospheric?”

United Kingdom - August 26 2016 The courts had to grapple with this issue in the case of Juffali v Juffali 2016 EWHC1684 (FAM). The case is interesting as the divorce took place in...


Q: I was divorced 20 years ago can I make a financial claim against my ex? The Wyatt v Vince trap (or opportunity!)

United Kingdom - June 25 2016 An informal survey at my previous firm I revealed that even qualified solicitors did not appreciate that a divorce does not automatically end...