Barrister Life Style Blog

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

Caring for Older Relatives: Brits Underestimate Costs and are Unprepared

Brits underestimate costs of residential care by 62 per cent Six in ten have not put in place any preparations for caring for a loved one and just seven per cent have discussed care plans with relatives More than a [...]

September 14, 2017 Health and Beauty

Raising the bar for your finances

Natalie Jhingoree-Smith, a financial consultant at specialist mutual Wesleyan, looks at how barristers can make their money work harder and gives his advice on how to meet your financial goals. Whether your financial goal is a comfortable retirement, to pay [...]

August 21, 2017 Independent Financial Advice

Highfield Forestry  offers UK wide forest management, contracting and acquisition service.

  The Company was formed in 1981 and is owned and run by its three Directors, who between them, have over 80 years of experience in Forestry in the UK. Currently it manages around 10,000 hectare of woodland throughout the [...]

August 18, 2017 Forestry Investment

Dawn Cragg MBE.  Cosmetic and Medical Tattooist.

Dawn was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the New Year’s 2010 Honours List for her outstanding work in developing  Medical Tattooing as a service to healthcare. Dawn is an Expert Witness for cases [...]

August 7, 2017 Expert witness

DRC Forensics

In today’s complex financial and business world there is often the need for a forensic accountant with meticulous attention to detail combined with analytical and interpretive skills of the highest order. David Cook is a chartered accountant with over 40 years [...]

August 2, 2017 Expert witness

The BBA gives assistance to past and present practising members of the Bar (including Judiciary) and their dependants

  The Barristers’ Benevolent Association was founded in 1873 and exists to help past and present practising members of the bar in England and Wales, their families and dependants. Help is tailored to each individual case and when possible we [...]

July 19, 2017 Charities