Private Client Issues – February 2020


13th February 2020

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

Lifetime gifting and inheritance tax

It is becoming increasingly common to gift money or assets to your family to provide for their future. If you gifted money or assets, or plan to in the future, there are some key factors that you should consider and allowances to be aware of.

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What does Brexit mean for Family Law matters?

We look at what Brexit means for Family Law. Resolution have released their ‘Brexit Briefing’; highlighting that fortunately, there are no immediate changes coming in to play following the UK’s departure from the EU on Friday 31 January 2020.

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Supporting vulnerable witnesses in the Family Court

The prospect of giving evidence in Court proceedings is often daunting.  We do our best to reassure and support our clients so that they are able to give evidence to the best of their ability. However, in certain circumstances we can also apply for additional support for any vulnerable clients who are giving evidence in the Family Court.

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Family Mediation key pillars

Research shows that family mediation services can be a very effective way for families to resolve conflicts. It is proven to be faster, less costly and – crucially – less adversarial than divorcing through the courts. We explain the 5 key pillars of family mediation.

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Opposite-sex civil partnerships

As part of our delve into opposite-sex civil partnerships, we look at what should be considered regarding your estate.

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Mediating Inheritance Disputes

We look at a case that highlights the cost benefits of alternative methods of dispute resolution, including mediation.

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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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