Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Welcome to my first posting!

Those of you that know me and my technological shortcomings will no doubt be amazed that I have started a blog.  So, why am I posting?

The short answer is – wealth lawyers need to communicate more.  Yes, really! 

As a private wealth lawyer, I meet a lot of people from many different walks of life.  Many share the same desire – to protect and look after the wealth that they’ve worked hard to acquire, for the benefit of their family, friends or causes close to their heart.  However, I know from the families that I have assisted over the years that ignorance of the law and how it applies to a family’s wealth can be bad news indeed – unexpected tax bills can arise, threats to family wealth are missed, or assets do not get transferred as planned after a death occurs.  Often, these problems could be avoided if only the family had been more conversant with the law.