Attorney of an executrix who has lost mental capacity can administer an estate in her place. In the recent case of Whittaker v Hancock, the High Court held that where an executrix of a will had lost mental capacity, her attorney under a property and financial affairs lasting power of attorney (‘LPA’) could be appointed…
We also advise on the myriad legal issues that arise out of the ownership or management of residential property.
Since 1715 we have provided a personal, expert and effective service to everyone from first-time buyers to those well experienced in property ownership. We shall continue to do so.
We take care to explain fully all aspects of the purchase or the sale, the mortgage and the survey, and the wider implications of property ownership. We work closely with our Private Client team to take care of the tax and succession issues that may arise in your particular circumstances.
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The Ministry of Justice’s proposal to replace the current flat rate for probate court fees by a 6‑banded structure seems likely to go ahead. In spite of widespread professional and political opposition on the grounds of fairness and the legality of introducing, what is in effect, tax raising legislation by a statutory instrument (‘SI’), the…
Partners Alexandra Sarkis, Henry Hood, Jay Patel and Jonathan Godwin-Austen have been recognised in the Spear’s 500 2019. Both Alexandra and Jonathan are recognised in the “Tax & Trusts Advisers” category, and both Henry and Jay are highlighted in the “Family Lawyers” category. Alexandra Sarkis is recognised in the “Tax & Trusts Advisers” category: “Alexandra…
In Cowan v Foreman  EWHC 349 (Fam), Mr Justice Mostyn held that a widow could not bring a claim for financial provision from her husband’s £16m estate because she was out of time. Richard Kershaw, Partner at Hunters, commented: “A High Court Judge has told a widow that she cannot make a claim for financial provision…
Richard Kershaw examines the case of Daga v Bangur and trusts in the Family Division in Family Law LexisNexis
Trusts in the Family Division: A wealth protection tool Trusts are familiar territory for all of us in the wealth management sector. What may be less familiar is how trusts are treated on divorce and this short article seeks to give an overview of the current position. Trusts are a well-known wealth protection tool. This…
Vanina Wittenburg examines Capital Gains Tax relief for principal private residences in the Official Law Journal for the City of Westminster Law Society
The Government is to restrict the availability of Capital Gains Tax relief for principal private residences from April 2020 In this year’s Budget, the Government has introduced changes to two ancillary reliefs from Capital Gains Tax (‘CGT’) in relation to an individual’s principal residence, which will apply from 6th April 2020 and are likely to…