Raising the profile of wills and LPAs with clients: wills and LPAs explained


Recently released research showing that approximately a third of baby boomers had registered a lasting power attorney (LPA) suggests either that LPAs are insufficiently publicised or that they are mistrusted. This means millions of people miss out on appointing a trusted family member or friend to take important decisions on their behalf before it is…


Several ways to plan for IHT


While inheritance tax (IHT) accounts for only a small amount of the overall tax paid to HM Revenue & Customs – around just 1 per cent – it is a very emotive tax in that it impacts the people we care about. Latest figures show that HMRC’s receipts of IHT have risen from £5.3 billion…


MediaCat: Damian Ryan’s article “M&A in the metaverse”


We’re hearing more and more about the metaverse, a shared virtual space bringing together the physical and the digital for a new, human experience. While in its early stages, we can see the metaverse influencing the adoption of certain technologies. Corporate Finance Partner Damian Ryan considers M&A activity within the metaverse and which brands are…


Moore Kingston Smith shortlisted for consultancy firm of the year in UK-India Awards 2022


Moore Kingston Smith is delighted to be shortlisted for Consultancy of the Year in the UK-India Awards 2022. The UK-India Awards organised by London-based media house India Inc. recognises companies who contribute significantly to the UK-India relationship. This is the fourth year they are celebrating the winning partnership between the UK and India by hosting…


Moore Kingston Smith announces five new partners and 14 director promotions


Moore Kingston Smith is pleased to announce the appointment of five partners, effective 1 May 2022. Neil Mather and Stephen Orriss are new to the firm, while Jamie Seaford, Dan Leaman and Joanna Cosgrove have been promoted internally. The firm has also announced the promotions of Amar Shah, Anna Matveeva, Claire Robinson, Dave Coates, James…


Congratulations to our clients, award winners at British Arrows Awards 2021-22


Moore Kingston Smith would like to congratulate all our clients who recently received awards at this year’s British Arrows Awards. The 2021-2022 awards were held on Thursday 31 March (at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House, London), and recognises innovation, bravery and artistry of moving image advertising. It’s our privilege to work with and support these…


Discretionary investment management and LPAs explained


Welcome news came in mid-March when the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) agreed to change its guidance, meaning it is no longer crucial to include a discretionary investment management (DIM) clause in an LPA or EPA. Moving forwards, attorneys can make use of a DFM even if the LPA or EPA is without a…


Moore Kingston Smith named ‘Corporate Finance Advisory Firm of the Year in England – 2022’


Moore Kingston Smith has been named Corporate Finance Advisory Firm of the Year in England – 2022 at this year’s Corporate INTL Global Awards. Corporate INTL’s annual awards mark excellence for the world’s leading advisers and financiers around the globe, commemorating those who have been successful over the past 12 months and who have shown…


Moore Kingston Smith welcomes new Audit Partner


Moore Kingston Smith is pleased to announce the appointment of Mital Shah as a Partner in the firm’s growing audit team, effective 31 January 2022. Mital brings over 20 years’ expertise in various sectors such as financial services (Venture Capital Trusts), hospitality, technology, and property, further strengthening the firm’s expanding team. Based between Moore Kingston…


Intuit QuickBooks partners with Moore Kingston Smith to enhance and expand UK advisory offering to businesses


Intuit QuickBooks, a leading financial management software provider, and Moore Kingston Smith today announce they are strengthening their long-standing relationship with a new strategic partnership  to facilitate an improved cloud-accounting service for business owners in the UK. This partnership will allow Moore Kingston Smith’s client base of businesses, private individuals, and not-for-profit organisations to leverage…