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.
The importance of Consent Orders in divorce
Consent Orders are needed in divorce, even if the separation is amicable, in order for financial agreements to be legally binding.
Family mediation and the Bank of Mum and Dad
We look at how Family Mediation can help when it comes to the Bank of Mum and Dad if unfortunately a relationship breaks down.
The importance of estate planning
Everybody has an estate, which is everything you own. If your estate is large enough, inheritance tax will be payable so it is important to protect your wealth and minimise tax payable.
Take note not to bury terms in contracts
A recent case highlights the importance of making clauses which impose burdensome obligations on customers to be made obvious by suppliers. This is an important ruling to take note of if you are a business owner or entrepreneur drafting your own contracts.
How can alternative finance unlock growth?
This virtual roundtable event, as part of our FD Connect forum, will help entrepreneurial led SME businesses looking to grow.
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.