‘Parents urged to be open and honest with their children’ advises Wills & Probate Lawyer Adele-Bebbington-Plant
Thursday, April 18th, 2013
In a recent case, Kloosman v Aylen, the need to obtain proper legal advice and to openly discuss intentions before making large lifetime gifts was highlighted
Protect your home from property fraud – discusses Residential Property Partner Lesley Stuart
Thursday, April 4th, 2013
The Land Registry are urging property owners to take simple steps to help safeguard against property fraud. Fraudsters may attempt to acquire ownership of a property either by using a forged document to transfer it into their own name, or by impersonating the registered owner.
If I die what happens to my pension? asks Gary Shield Independent Financial Adviser
Saturday, March 30th, 2013
If you are a member of a money purchase plan either via an Employers pension scheme or your own personal arrangement generally the same rules apply. There are 3 different scenarios which will determine what benefits can be paid and the subsequent tax treatment. Read More
Business gets a boost on bringing in debts
Monday, March 25th, 2013
Changes in the statutory protection for late payment of commercial debts sees a tightening up on how quickly commercial debts should be settled Read More
Budget proposals to be announced – Independent Financial Adviser Gary Shield, Cullimore Dutton
Wednesday, March 13th, 2013
The Chancellor’s 2013 Budget proposals are to be announced on 20 March – two weeks before the end of the tax year.
Clients wishing to review their finances before 6 April in the light of Budget proposals will have a limited window of opportunity to do so, because Easter is early this year, with Good Friday falling on 29 March and Easter day on 31st March; and the ability of financial institutions to process business will be stretched.
Caution optimisim for growth in 2013 for small firms
Sunday, February 24th, 2013
New research suggests confidence amongst small firms is growing despite a challenging 2012. According to new research from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), the Small Business Index – the measure of confidence in the sector – was 18.8 points higher in the last quarter of 2012 than the previous year.