Private Client Articles

J&P's Private Client team achieves its first listing in the UK Legal 500.

The Private Client team at Judge & Priestley is proud to announce its first listing in the prestigious Legal 500 directory of leading UK law firms. Led by Partner David Chandra, the team also includes Partner Brian Tan, Senior Associate Nimalee...

J&P announce the most successful results ever in the Legal 500 listings.

Judge & Priestley LLP, the Bromley based solicitors’ practice, is proud to announce its most successful results ever in the 2021 edition of the prestigious Legal 500 directory of leading UK law firms. For the first time ever three of the...

J&P's Family Team continues to grow.

Judge and Priestley LLP, the Bromley based solicitors are pleased to announce the further expansion of their highly respected Family Law team, with the appointment of two experienced solicitors at the Senior Associate level.  Maria Conesa Gonzalez ...

Weddings, parties, events - have yours been disrupted by Covid-19?

The COVID-19 outbreak has caused major disruption to businesses and individuals around the world, with many finding it difficult, or impossible, to fulfil their contractual obligations because of the pandemic. Force majeure clauses and frustration of...

England's Housing Market Re-opens

Madelaine Henwood , Head of Residential Property at Judge & Priestley, comments on the news that the housing market in England has been reopened by the government. “It is great news for buyers and sellers looking to move house, that the...

Challenging a Will

In these unprecedented times, there are likely to be more people considering challenging a will. Judge & Priestley Associate solicitor Nasima Ansary considers the most common questions she has raised in this regard.  What are the grounds for...

XW v XH: A critical win for gender equality

This case concerned a husband and a wife who married in 2008 and subsequently separated in 2015. There was one child born to the marriage who was severely disabled. The matrimonial assets were substantial, with the business alone worth around £490...

Secretary resigned after MD said she 'wouldn't hire black person'

A secretary who resigned after her managing director said she wouldn’t employ someone because she was black has won her claim of unfair dismissal. Caroline Hobbs worked for Avon Care Homes from November 2015 until she resigned without notice in April...

Pilot scheme could make home buying 'quicker and less stressful'

A digital questionnaire designed to make home moving ‘cheaper, quicker and less stressful’ is now being tested in a pilot scheme. The Buying and Selling Property Information (BASPI) has been developed by the Home Buying and Selling Group, an...

MPs call for root and branch reforms to cut inheritance tax

A group of MPs have called for root and branch reforms of the inheritance tax system, including a cut in the standard rate from 40% to 10%. They also want to scrap most of the current tax reliefs, including the seven-year rule that allows you to pass on...
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