Private Client Issues – November 2019


Posted by Helen Bunker, 14th November 2019
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.

New Year’s Eve 2019…Opposite Sex Civil Partnership

From 2 December 2019 opposite sex couples shall be able to give notice of civil partnership, to be registered from New Year’s Eve onwards.

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A Review of the Bank of Mum and Dad

With reports that the Bank of Mum and Dad is now one of the biggest lenders with over £6 billion expected to be advanced in 2019, we review the issues discussed in a series of blogs on the subject.

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Welcome news in the ongoing probate fee saga

It has been announced that the proposed increase in probate fees will not take place for the time being. Find out how we can help you and your family.

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Supporting mental wellbeing

On World Mental Health Day, we published a piece demonstrating how we help clients to support their wellbeing and mental health.

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Changes to the state pension age for women held to be lawful

The High Court has held that raising women’s state pension age wasn’t discriminatory on the grounds of age or sex.

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We are delighted to announce a new Head of Succession and Tax in the Thames Valley

Susannah Treherne has joined Blake Morgan’s Private Client team. She brings with her a wealth of experience in probate, Wills, trusts and asset protection as well Lasting Power of Attorney and Court of Protection cases for individuals and their families.

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