What is the legal position regarding who can take a child abroad? If you already have a Court Order in place setting out the arrangements for the school holidays, ensure these are followed to ensure both parents and the children know where they stand. Whilst the agreement of the other parent is not needed if
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After completing his training contract in a Hertfordshire firm, Jonathan specialised in private client work. He subsequently worked in a Milton Keynes-based firm where he became a partner, before joining the private client team at Machins.
Jonathan has developed strong experience in all aspects of non-contentious private client work. He endeavours to ease clients through complex issues and enjoys helping individuals, their families, trustees and business owners to manage and protect their financial assets.
Jonathan has a wealth of experience and training that helps put people at ease when dealing with complex, life-changing issues. He is particularly committed to protecting the interests of elderly and vulnerable clients and is a Fully Accredited Member of Solicitors For the Elderly (SFE), a specialist group of lawyers who support and make a difference to older and vulnerable people. Jonathan is also a Dementia Friend, recognising the need to raise awareness and support those affected by dementia.
Specialist practice areas
- Powers of Attorney
- Elderly client work
Latest news by Jonathan King
Changes to divorce law will come into effect from 6 April. The government is also introducing a new online service to help couples adapt to the changes. The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 reforms the legal requirements and process for divorce. The act aims to reduce the potential for conflict amongst divorcing couples by
The heart-breaking experience of TV presenter Kate Garraway and her husband highlights the value of drawing up Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) to protect your future. Garraway’s husband Derek Draper suffered a terrible reaction to Covid and still has a long way to go in his recovery. The Good Morning Britain star said that
The government is to launch a 10-Year Plan to tackle dementia following estimates that one million people will be living with the disease in the UK by 2025 and 1.6 million by 2040. Speaking at the Alzheimer’s Society Conference 2022, Health Secretary Sajid Javid confirmed the plan will focus on how new medicines and emerging
The increasing use of unregulated online will writing services could lead to a surge in family disputes over a loved one’s estate, researchers have warned. Online services have become more popular over the last few years, particularly during the Covid lockdown periods. The consultancy firm, Funeral Solution Expert (FSE), analysed 26 online will writers. It
Probate lawyers are urging the government to introduce reforms to make it easier for families to access the ‘digital assets’ of deceased relatives. A new report carried out by STEP – the professional body for inheritance planning advisers – highlights the extent of the distress caused by being cut off from digital assets when family members
The High Court has outlined some tests for mental capacity and whether a person may have had delusional beliefs when making a will. The issue arose following a family dispute involving a brother and sister. Their parents had divorced in 1980 when their mother discovered letters written by her husband which revealed that he had
The High Court has clarified how shares in a man’s estate should be distributed when charities specified in his will no longer existed. The will gave several legacies before leaving the residue of the deceased’s estate to ‘the British Racing Drivers Club Benevolent Fund’ and ‘the Cancer Research Fund’. However, there was no institution or