Private client team news - April, Russell-Cooke news 2024

Private client team news and updates—April 2024

Suzanne Mynors, Partner in the Russell-Cooke Solicitors, private client team. Annika Bell, Senior associate in the Russell-Cooke, private client team
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Suzanne Mynors, Annika Bell

Key changes in private client law – then and now

“Turn around and the time has flown, some things stay the same, though the future remains unknown”. Those who are Disney fans or have young children in the family may recognise these words from the film Frozen 2.

Over the past ten years or so there have been some significant changes to the private client landscape including amendments to tax allowances, the effects of Brexit and updates to trust reporting requirements to name a few. 

These changes may not have not seemed particularly substantial, especially given previous promises of reforms to inheritance tax and probate fees, but nonetheless have implications for individuals and families. 

That said, there are certainly changes on the horizon which are more likely to need consideration by private clients and their lawyers alike. Changes to the creation of lasting powers of attorney, changes to capital gains tax rates and allowances, and a potential change in Government are all going to have an effect on us all, but also on the legal advice we offer.

We cannot be certain of what the future may bring, but we can help put you in the best position to plan for all sorts of eventualities, in the best interests of you and your family.

Team update

We are pleased to welcome the following new additions to the team:

Did you know

Many of our team are qualified experts in our field of law as full members of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and the Association of Lifetime Lawyers (previously Solicitors for the Elderly) and the Association to Tax Technicians, which are specialist organisations and require members to undertake additional qualifications and demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of expertise in private client work.

We are also on the board of directors for LEGUS international and Lexunion working with similarly expert law firms across the globe. 

Get in touch

If you would like to speak with a member of the team you can contact our private client solicitors; Holborn office +44 (0)20 3826 7522; Kingston office +44 (0)20 3826 7529 or Putney office +44 (0)20 3826 7515 or complete our form.

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