Private Client Issues – December 2021

9th December 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 UK continues to get back to the office, we are focussed on providing you with a high-quality service, while working to keep our staff, clients and contacts safe. Our offices are all open and we are continuing with a phased increase in attendance whilst enabling social distancing to be maintained. We remain happy to meet with you virtually, or in person where this is preferred. We are really proud of the way that our staff have risen to the challenge without impacting the service we provide.

30 Years of STEP – the benefits to us and our clients

STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) is the global professional association for practitioners who specialise in family inheritance and succession planning and we are celebrating 30 years of STEP.

Read more about the benefits of STEP here.

Positive co-parenting after separation

29 November marked the start of Resolution’s Good Divorce Week with a focus on positive co-parenting after separation in the shape of a ‘Parenting Through Separation’ Guide.

Read more about the guide here.

Court of Appeal uphold decision to award success fee uplift

We look at the recent Court of Appeal decision to award a success fee uplift and consider how this might impact Inheritance Act claims.

Read more about the decision here.

Child Inclusive Mediation – it’s for the child’s benefit

Research shows that Child Inclusive Mediation aids the child’s short, and long term, development. We look at how it can help children.

Read more about what it involves here.

Contract to leave Property by Will

Is a pre death contract to leave property by Will enforceable in the face of an Inheritance Act claim?

Read more and get the answer here.

OwnershIP – Issue 5

Our intellectual property law experts give their views on the critical developments and trends in IP. If you are involved in developing or protecting IP, it is a must read.

Read more about how to protect your brand and license content here.

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.

Season’s greetings

We would like to send you our warmest wishes for the festive season along with a happy New Year from all at Blake Morgan. Being the season of giving, each of our offices support the following charities:

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