Happy New Year!
The year is now 2020 and for the first time we need to be particularly careful when using the date! If you would normally write a date as 02/01/20 then you need to think especially carefully about doing so. As the year ends with a date that is also the start of a century, dates you use in the format above can be altered after the event i.e. 02/01/2000 or 02/01/2014, thus making it appear as though something happened potentially years before it actually did.
All someone needs to do is add some additional numbers to the end of the original date and it appears as though the date is completely different. This is of great significance in the legal field where of course dates play paramount importance in many legal documents – Wills, Leases, Statutory Declarations, Agreements, etc.
To combat this always ensure that you write the date out in full this year on anything that you have to complete, that way it cannot be altered easily. Always write the complete year as 2020 so that nobody can change what was intended.
Please do not hesitate to contact Jasper Vincent if you need any legal assistance.
Taking a Child Abroad and Separated Parents
With the school holidays fast approaching, you may soon be planning to take your child abroad on holiday, therefore, if you are separated from the other parent, there are important factors to take into consideration before you travel, says Amanda Adamson, Head of Family Department.
Continue reading Taking a Child Abroad and Separated Parents
Personal Representatives (PRs) and Trustees, when called upon by their Beneficiaries to do so, are under a legal obligation to give an account of their stewardship of the funds for which they are responsible. Continue reading Why Trust and Estate Accounts should be prepared
From 6 April 2017, UK residents will be taxed on 100 per cent of pensions received from abroad, instead of the current 90 per cent. Continue reading Pensions
Receptionist for Southampton Office
Jasper Vincent Solicitors are looking for a full time temporary receptionist / office administrator for their Southampton office. Continue reading Jasper Vincent is recruiting:
As 2017 fast approaches it is perhaps time to look at the introduction of the new residence nil rate band (RNRB) which, following the provisions of Finance (No.2) Act 2015 will be introduced on a gradual scale from 06 April 2017. As with the transferable nil rate band this must be specifically claimed and can also be transferred to a surviving spouse. Continue reading New Residence Nil Rate Band Relief 26/06/16
In cases of separation, an idealist would have both parties reach amicable mutual agreement when it comes to assets and child arrangements. Though this often cannot be achieved, it remains the primary driver behind the prominence of the form of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), known as Mediation, in private family law. In mediation, two contending parties meet with an independent impartial third party and attempt to reach settlement through dialogue in good faith. The benefits of such resolution are clear as both parties stand to avoid time-consuming financial and emotional detriment. Continue reading The Changing Scope for Mediation 29/04/16
Here is a useful top tips sheet if you are considering buyer a flat. Continue reading Top Tips for Buying a Flat 14/04/2016
The world of Trusts is becoming ever more scrutinised and an inadequate service is unlikely to be tolerated. The modern Trust administrator faces a set of challenges. The landmark events that occur in the lifetime of a Trust, be it the need to raise cash for beneficiaries or reorganisation after a death, bring the need for professionalism into sharp focus. The increasingly important weight given to Trust assets in portfolios puts the Trustee on notice that independent, professional advice is necessary if the assets held in the Trust are to be dealt with properly. Continue reading Being a Trustee 24/02/16