Private Client Issues – April 2021

8th April 2021

Welcome to this month’s edition of Private Client Issues, Blake Morgan’s monthly round-up of the topics you may find of interest. It features insight and advice on developments affecting private individuals.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the way we work and live, we wanted to take this opportunity to remind you about some of the things we’re doing to help. As always, our focus is on providing you with a high-quality service, while working to keep our staff, clients and contacts safe. Our employees continue to work from home where possible, and are happy to meet with you virtually, or in person where this is necessary and can be done in accordance with Government guidelines. We are really proud of the way that our staff have risen to the challenge to do this without impacting the service we provide.

The situation continues to be fast moving, with new measures being announced as the Government addresses the key issues facing both individuals and businesses. Our teams are here to help you, with the advice and support you need at this difficult time. Please access our COVID-19 hub for up to date information on key issues and please look after yourselves and those close to you.

Incapacity and Lasting Powers of Attorney in light of ‘Finding Derek’

Kate Garraway’s documentary ‘Finding Derek’, which aired on Tuesday 23 March 2021, gave a harrowing insight into the detrimental impact of long-term COVID-19.

Read more on how Lasting Powers of Attorney can help.

Estate and Inheritance Tax planning

Astute inheritance tax planning will help to ensure that you protect your wealth and pass it on where you wish. If you’ve been worked hard to build up your wealth then this is crucial.

Read more on how estate and Inheritance Tax planning will benefit you.

What happens if there is no Will?

It is prudent to write a Will, but something that many people put off doing as they don’t necessarily think it is needed right now, or they are simply too busy.

Read more on why you need a Will.

Tips for drafting a contract

If you are drafting a contract, there are crucial things to bear in mind. We look at what small business owners and entrepreneurs should include in order to avoid conflict and help your business agreements run smoothly.

Read more on how to draft a contract.

Supreme Court rules on ‘sleep-in’ shifts

In a recent landmark ruling, the Supreme Court has put to bed the possibility that workers are entitled to receive the national minimum wage for sleep-in shifts even if they are not actually awake and working.

Read more on what the ruling means.


If you are impacted by any of the above topics or you would like further information on how we can help you, please contact your usual Blake Morgan adviser.

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