Structures & Services

  • LPAs: An essential part of your lifetime planning
    on 08/04/2021

    It is a common misconception that Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) are only for the elderly or for those who are beginning to lose the ability to manage their affairs. In reality, they are extremely useful documents that should be part of everyone’s lifetime planning and we encourage our clients of all ages to put them in place.

  • Communications agency targets family offices with new offering
    News Team on 07/04/2021

    Transmission Private, a communications agency for successful individuals and their businesses, has launched a new service aimed at helping private investors, family offices, and private equity firms secure competitive deal flow.

  • The importance of precise estate planning: The case of Davey v Bailey
    on 30/03/2021

    Along with providing an interesting insight into the Court’s rigorous approach to deathbed gifts, the recent judgement in Davey v Bailey [2021] EWHC 445 (Ch) served as a painful reminder of the importance of precise estate planning.

  • Family court cases on the rise
    News Team on 30/03/2021

    The family courts were busy than previous years in the last quarter of 2020, with a six percent rise in the number of new cases.

  • £1 million voucher scheme launched to help families solve disputes outside of court
    News Team on 29/03/2021

    The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has launched a voucher scheme that will provide up to £500 towards mediation costs for certain family law cases.

  • Shard Capital expands investor visa team with CIO hire
    News Team on 29/03/2021

    Wealth manager Shard Capital has expanded its UK Tier 1 (Investor) Visa team by appointing Jacky Ng to the newly created role of chief investment officer.

  • Divorces drop despite lockdown split predictions
    News Team on 24/03/2021

    The number of divorces in the UK fell by eight percent to 108,900 in the year ended 30 September 2020.

  • Brexit’s impact on UK-based charities
    on 19/03/2021

    The past year has hit many nonprofit organisations registered in England and Wales particularly hard because of both the Covid-19 pandemic and Brexit. Funding from European sources may have been reduced or withdrawn, and many charities are struggling with a reduction of their own income streams. However, the United Kingdom can still be a productive base from which to administer your charity. Nick Holland, partner and Laura Harper, senior associate, both at law firm McDermott Will & Emery take a look at how that might be done most efficiently.

  • Trustee loans to charities
    on 17/03/2021

    The recent Charity Commission report on its inquiry into the Bersam Trust charity highlighted several failings in the running of the charity, not least in its management of loans made to it and conflicts of interest

  • Climate change risks and opportunities for trustees and family offices
    on 15/03/2021

    Marc Laine, founder of ESI Monitor explains how trustees and family offices should be preparing for a sustainable future, and the impact the green-led economy is going to have on their industries

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