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Avoid Intestacy, Make A Will!
The High Court has rejected a claim by Mrs Bhusate, that she is the sole beneficial owner of a London house occupied with the deceased until his death in 1990.
UK
19 Oct 2018
2
Records Of Assets In Partnerships Are Crucial
In a recent farming dispute case, the court held that a £1.65m farm and bungalow were to be included in the deceased's estate ...
UK
19 Oct 2018
3
DOTAS Reporting Of Discount Gift And Loan Trust
The Disclosure of Tax Avoidance Schemes (DOTAS) regulations introduced in April 2018 creates uncertainty ...
UK
19 Oct 2018
4
Tax Mitigation Through Gifting Under An LPA May Be In The Donor's Best Interest
The donor, now aged 72, suffers from dementia and needs full time care. She lives in a care home which is privately paid for and is agreed by all parties to lack capacity to make decisions about making gifts.
UK
16 Oct 2018
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Be Careful Whom You Trust With Your Assets - Make An LPA
A charity worker, Julie Sayles, was ordered to pay back more than £300,000 which she had swindled from Edith Negus, a vulnerable 102 year old woman.
UK
16 Oct 2018
6
Legal Bloggers Writing About Your Family Case – Should You Be Worried?
Fancy having a lawyer, otherwise uninvolved in your case, witness your private Family law proceedings? Is the "greater" public good eclipsing the privacy of the individual? Ollie Guest suggests...
UK
16 Oct 2018
7
Top Five Reasons People Put Off Writing Their Will
Private client lawyer Nicola Waldman shares the most common ‘excuses' she hears from people procrastinating over making a will.
UK
15 Oct 2018
8
The 'Private' FDR – The Way Ahead In Modern Family Dispute Resolution
Let's start at the beginning: What is an FDR? It is a court appointment (attendance is compulsory) for parties to seek the advice of a Judge regarding the likely outcome of the case and to try...
UK
12 Oct 2018
9
How To Divorce As An Expat In Japan
If you are a British national who is resident in Japan, it is possible for you to divorce there, provided that you are able to satisfy the grounds for divorce.
Worldwide
12 Oct 2018
10
Civil Partnerships For Heterosexual Couples
Theresa May has announced that all couples in England and Wales will be able to choose to have a civil partnership, instead of marriage, after the Supreme Court held it is unlawful that opposite sex couples don't have the same right to choose.
UK
12 Oct 2018
11
The Importance Of Domicile
In English law domicile is a vitally important concept which can have important ramifications affecting the succession of assets, tax liabilities and whether an individual is entitled to pursue certain proceedings in the English courts.
UK
11 Oct 2018
12
Why Make A Will?
Have you ever considered what would happen if you die without a Will? Research suggests that most people would rather go on holiday than make a Will, but making a Will is arguably one of the most important things you can do for yourself and your family.
UK
11 Oct 2018
13
Inheritance Issues For The LGBT Community
Statistics from the Office of National Statistics show that in 2017 there were 190,000 same sex families in the UK of which over half were co-habiting couples rather than spouses or civil partners.
UK
11 Oct 2018
14
Inheritance Tax Planning And Lasting Powers Of Attorney
A property and finance lasting power of attorney (LPA) confers extensive powers on the attorney to deal with the financial affairs of the person granting the LPA (the donor).
UK
11 Oct 2018
15
Ryder Cup | Front 9
Whether you are team Europe or team USA, a golf fan, or an occasional viewer, there is no doubt that the Ryder Cup is a key moment in the sporting calendar.
UK
1 Oct 2018
16
Ryder Cup | Back 9
Whether you are team Europe or team USA, a golf fan, or an occasional viewer, there is no doubt that the Ryder Cup is a key moment in the sporting calendar. It is an opportunity to see fresh talent...
UK
1 Oct 2018
17
No-Fault Divorce To Be Consigned To History – Possibly
When the Supreme Court upheld the Court of Appeal decision that Tini Owens could not be granted a divorce because she failed to meet the legal test that her marriage had broken down irretrievably...
UK
28 Sep 2018
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Should One Spouse's Financial Obligation To The Other On Divorce Be Absolved By The Presence Of Parental Wealth?
This was the question faced by the Court of Appeal in the divorce case of Hayat Alireza v Hossam Radwan [2017] EWCA Civ1545.
UK
21 Sep 2018
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Divorced Parents – Advice For Expats
The decision to proceed with a divorce and the division of matrimonial assets is a daunting prospect for most people. Whilst it need not be made more complicated for Expatriates, there are a few...
UK
19 Sep 2018
20
The Brexit White Paper And Family Relationships
The long running debate on what form the post-Brexit relationship between the UK and EU will take reached a new stage recently with the publication of the UK Government's White Paper...
UK
12 Sep 2018
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