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The Legal Lifetime Journey – the impact on family financial planning

How can financial planning help my career? Financial Planning allows you to maximise the opportunities presented by the various stages of your career and make use of the financial levers through these important transitions; leaving you free to focus on [...]

February 25, 2019 Personal Finance & Wealth Management

WoodHill is an independent asset management boutique that provides a unique alternative to traditional equity and absolute return investing.

There has almost never been a time when the investment landscape is as complex as it is today. Market valuations are high after a long and sustained bull market, private and national debt at unprecedented levels, and interest rates are [...]

December 13, 2018 Personal Finance & Wealth Management


Private company investments are not readily realisable. Capital invested will be at risk and there is no guarantee of any return. As a high net worth or sophisticated investor, you will be aware of the importance of actively managing your [...]

October 26, 2018 Personal Finance & Wealth Management

Let Property Campaign

Executive Summary Launched in Autumn 2013, this is HMRC’s longest running campaign; Disclosures under the LPC allow tax payers to rectify their affairs in respect of undeclared income or gains relating to rental properties and holiday lets; Making a voluntary [...]

August 24, 2018 Independent Financial Advice

Secure your place for the 2018/19 season in our New Stadium with Premium Seats.

 These memberships are designed to provide an informal, relaxed feel to matchday and offer a premium yet authentic football experience. Our Premium Seats occupy all of the optimum viewing areas on the West and East touchlines, including the most sought [...]

August 9, 2018 Sports and Entertainment

Northern Power Woman Support Solicitors Hall Brown of Manchester campaign in support of FDAC Court

Winner Diversity Champion Award, awarded by UK Diversity Legal Awards 2016, Winner of WE ARE THE CITY Rising Star Awards sponsored by The Times 2017, Winner of HSBC & Forward Ladies Women in Business Rising Star Award 2017 In terms [...]

August 5, 2018 Charities

Estate Planning

Benjamin Franklin said: “Nothing is certain but death and taxes”. Whilst no-one has discovered the secret to the elixir of life, when it comes to taxes, a great deal can be done to mitigate their financial impact, particularly with regard [...]

May 12, 2018 Independent Financial Advice

Is Cash Still King?

  Our clients are hugely diverse; they have different goals, different timeframes and different approaches to managing their capital. But there are some fundamentals which are true for all, and one of these is the need for liquidity, or more [...]

April 6, 2018 Personal Finance & Wealth Management

Flexibility makes a winning case for barristers

Alastair Hazell, Banking Director at Hampden & Co, discusses how Hampden & Co’s understanding of barristers’ unique circumstances means they can provide flexible solutions. As barristers progress through their careers they typically take on larger and longer cases with higher [...]

February 14, 2018 Personal Finance & Wealth Management

How to avoid being next on HMRC’s hit-list

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has pledged to clamp down on criminal tax evaders and, as of 30 September 2017, corporate bodies which fail to prevent the facilitation of criminal tax evasion. Given recent criticisms that HMRC has thus far [...]

October 5, 2017 Independent Financial Advice