Barrister Life Style Blog

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

Social Care – The forgotten Aspect

There are hundreds of training courses on how care providers should provide social care. Regulatory bodies want proof that such courses have been attended or completed online and any variations are often viewed as non-compliance. I have just spent a [...]

July 18, 2017 Private Healthcare

Don’t touch my pension! – What British Expats can learn from the Goyals

There are an estimated five million British Nationals living abroad today. For these people, often referred to as ‘Expats’, it is not unheard of to face complex legal challenges due to the multiple jurisdictions that naturally affect their lifestyle. For [...]

May 8, 2017 Independent Financial Advice

‘Known unknowns’

 I recently had lunch with one of the team tasked with making Brexit work. Tight-lipped and professional as she rightly was on the subject, it was still a fascinating conversation about the theories, challenges and possibilities of this historic event. [...]

March 13, 2017 Art and Antiques

QCs and accountants in the firing line as HMRC confirms it plans to seize more than £100m from professional advisors

Confirmation that footballers ‘image rights’ may face clampdown  In the Budget, HMRC confirmed that it planned to seize £115m in the next five years from professional advisors who have enabled another person or business to use a tax avoidance arrangement [...]

March 9, 2017 Independent Financial Advice