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Private client teams: Rich tapestry

3-Jun-2013 | By Joanne Harris

Wealth management work is booming as individuals and families from around the world seek UK legal advice on structuring their affairs

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Wealth and safety

4 June 2012

The careful management of wealth for future generations is a hot topic for the well-off, with private client lawyers at the heart of the decision-making

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Giving to the full

6 June 2011

Changes to the Government’s policy on philanthropy are in the spotlight as the Big Society agenda takes shape, say Christopher Groves and Alana Lowe-Petraske

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Remains of the pay

6 June 2011

A recent pension law upgrade could be a game-changer in terms of advising clients on how their wealth is transferred. By Julie Hutchison

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Error alert

6 June 2011

Professional trustees can no longer rely on the Hastings-Bass principle as a cure-all for their mistakes. Michael Alden and Sue Savill report

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Private Client Briefings

Inheritance tax planning for your home weblink subscription

Mills & Reeve 15-Apr-2014

For many people, their home is their most valuable asset and can give rise to a significant inheritance tax liability on their death (or the death of the surviving spouse). 

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Private Client News


Charles Russell and Speechly extend merger talks as brand unveiled

11-Apr-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Speechly Bircham and Charles Russell will be known as Charles Russell Speechlys LLP should the merger be successful later this year.


Weil Gotshal hires restructuring guru Andrew Wilkinson from Goldman

7-Apr-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

Weil Gotshal & Manges has lured Goldman Sachs star Andrew Wilkinson back into legal practice to boost its pan-European restructuring business.  

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Stephenson Harwood launches City private wealth practice

7-Apr-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Stephenson Harwood has appointed Thomas Eggar’s international and business taxation head James Quarmby to spearhead the growth of its private wealth practice.

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Private Client Opinion


Millions of reasons to disclose


Document disclosure is  vital in some divorce cases, as the long and bitter Young row demonstrates


Downton’s rich legal pickings


Series of unfortunate events shows legal profession taking a major role in latest outing of TV show

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Family court transparency - how it will be achieved


As part of my determination to ensure that the justice system is as open and transparent as possible - and therefore accountable to the people it serves - media organisations will for the first time be able to attend proceedings of all the family courts as of Monday (27 April).

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