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Financial abuse of the elderly - spot the signs

A recent case highlights the concerning issue of financial abuse of the elderly. Associate Matthew Morton explains the warning signs and what can be…

Matthew Morton
Matthew Morton Principal Associate

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The family shareholder

All business owners have families and family concerns, but not all owners bring their family members into share ownership with them. This can add…

Fiona Turner
Fiona Turner Partner

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Weightmans announces new disputed wills, trusts and estates offering with arrival of Associate

National law firm Weightmans has appointed Associate Matthew Morton to head up a new Disputed Wills Trusts and Estates team.

Matthew Morton
Matthew Morton Principal Associate

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Death of a shareholder

Estate planning for business owners can often fall down the priority list of ‘things to do’ when building and securing the business consumes all of…

Richard Bate
Richard Bate Partner

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Sharing company ownership

A carefully considered and tailored shareholders agreement can provide real value, particularly for an owner bringing in co shareholders for the first…

Catherine Hendy
Catherine Hendy Principal Associate

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Contested probate.. don't run out of time

“Please, sir, I want some more… time” – Solicitor Hollie Marcham looks at the risks of not making a claim against an estate within six months of the…


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Unmarried couples and Wills - know your rights

Although it is often thought that “common law” spouses have the same rights as married couples, this is manifestly untrue when it comes to passing on…

Richard Bate
Richard Bate Partner

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The press and the Forsyth saga

It recently hit the headlines that the late Bruce Forsyth left all his Estate to his wife "in order to avoid inheritance tax".

Sarah Walker
Sarah Louise Walker Principal Associate

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