Court Of Protection – Relatives’ Rights

If one of your relatives lacks mental capacity (usually due to a mental health condition or long term illness), then the Local Authority has a duty of care towards that...


Mid-Sold SIPPs Claims – What Are They?

Self Invested Personal Pensions (SIPPs) give people under the age of 75 the opportunity to manage their own pension pots. SIPPs were first introduced thirty years ago in the 1989...


FSCS Forecasts A Rise In Claims Against SIPP Operators

The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) has announced an increase in its final levy for the year 2019/20 of £16 million to reflect, in part, the continued growth in the...


How Not To Be Involved In An Inheritance Dispute

We are regularly approached by clients who are affected by events after the death of a close family member or friend. Only then does it become apparent there may be...


Importance Of Obtaining Regulated Financial Advice

Recently there has been a lot of news coverage regarding investment and pension scams and most recently the collapse of an unregulated company, London Capital & Finance (LCF), with investors...


Statutory Wills – What Are They? Who Are They For?

A Statutory Will is a Will made on behalf of someone, who has lost mental capacity, and is subsequently unable to make or change a Will themselves. The Statutory Will...


The Value Of Having A Will

It goes without saying that Wills are the probably the most valuable document you will ever complete during your lifetime. They are the way to properly plan for your finances...


SIPPs Schemes: High Court Judgment On Berkeley Burke Judicial Review Case

The long awaited Berkeley Burke Judicial Review judgment was published on Tuesday 30th October, bringing positive news to those who unknowingly invested their Self-Invested Personal Pensions (or SIPPs) into unsuitable...


Managing A Personal Injury Settlement

A personal injury settlement may need managing for a number of reasons. These can include: Protecting against being pressured to use the money in the wrong way. Being unable to...


Aretha Franklin Died Without Making A Will

According to recent press sources, Aretha Franklin, who died last week at the age of 76, passed away without making a Will. Reports state that in accordance with the US...


What Businesses Need To Know About Workplace Pension Re-Enrolment

Businesses that fail to re-enrol certain workers into the workplace pension scheme every three years could end up being fined by The Pensions Regulator (TPR). Workplace pensions are arranged by...


What Does The Rise In Interest Rates Mean For My Investments?

The Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee, chaired by Mark Carney, have voted unanimously to raise the base rate to 0.75% The decision to raise rates was widely expected by...