Private Client Issues – January 2022

13th January 2022

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 focused 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.

Will making in a pandemic

A fascinating look at will-making in a pandemic, from the plague in 1665-6 through to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Read more about Will making here.

Court supports charity in relation to Will construction

Care is required when drafting a Will and each testator should ensure they understand the effects of clauses in their Will.

Read more about constructing a Will.

Can an executor charge a fee?

When can an executor who is engaged in business rely upon a professional charging clause in a Will?

Read more about charging clauses.

Has family dispute resolution and divorce mediation become centre stage?

In the month that we have enjoyed the BBC drama about the Duke and Duchess of Argyll’s divorce in the 1960s, Family Mediation Week follows, which promotes family dispute resolution and divorce mediation.

Read more about changing family dispute resolution.

How to close a limited company

Companies need to be closed down for a variety of different reasons. We take a look at how to close a limited company and the points you should take note of.

Read more about closing down a company.

Seller beware principle points to note

We have all heard of the principle ‘buyer beware’, however, we look at the lesser known ‘seller beware’ principle and the key points that a seller should take note of.

Read more about seller beware here.


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