Private Client Issues – October 2020


8th October 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. It features insight and advice on developments affecting private individuals.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the way we work and live, we wanted to take this opportunity to remind you about some of the things we’re doing to help. As always, our focus is on providing you with a high-quality service, while working to keep our staff, clients and contacts safe. Our employees continue to work from home where possible, and are happy to meet with you virtually, or in person where this is necessary and can be done safely. We are really proud of the way that our staff have risen to the challenge to do this without impacting the service we provide.

The situation continues to be fast moving, with new measures being announced as the Government addresses the key issues facing both individuals and businesses. Our team are here to help you, with the advice and support you need at this difficult time. Please access our COVID-19 hub for up to date information on key issues and please look after yourselves and those close to you.

Litigation friends: how can they help?

Divorce proceedings can be challenging for separating parties at the best of times, but what happens when questions arise as to one party’s capacity to conduct divorce proceedings? Litigation friends may be required.

Read more about litigation friends.

Why video witnessing of Wills should be a last resort

Following the announcement in July that the Wills Act 1837 is set to be amended to allow for video witnessing of Wills, we look at the impact this will have for clients and the advantages and the limitations of this change.

Read more about video witnessing of Wills.

It is a taxing future

We live in extraordinary times. The last five months have seen unprecedented government intervention into our lives in so many ways, not least the massive economic contribution made in a bid to support individuals, businesses and protect jobs so tax increases should be expected.

Read more about tax strategies you should consider.

HMRC investigates furlough fraud cases

We look at furlough fraud cases and advise on what you need to do in order to comply with the rules as HMRC investigate furlough fraud.

Read more about furlough fraud.

Start-up and Innovator visa requirements

We examine the new business immigration routes into the UK and what is required for the Start-up and Innovator visas.

Read more about what is required from the applicants.

 

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