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Art: Designing Your Legacy
In this podcast, we look at how art collectors can use estate planning to protect their valuable art collections. Our host and art lawyer Diana Wierbicki talks to David Stein about how art is a ...
14 Oct 2019
Deprivation Of Liberty For 16/17 Year Olds - Supreme Court Decides
This is the question at the heart of the long running saga of D (A Child) which has finally reached its conclusion today with the highest court in the land ruling that the answer is ‘no'
4 Oct 2019
Couple Found Dead Together: Step-Sisters Locked In A Bitter Dispute Over Who Died First
John and Ann Scarle lived in a bungalow in Leigh on Sea. They did not have any children together, but both had a daughter from previous relationships (Ann's daughter being Deborah, John's Anna).
2 Oct 2019
No End In Sight For The Blame Game
There was high hope that the long awaited reform to the UK's current divorce regime would finally take place as the as the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill made its way through Parliament.
24 Sep 2019
What Are The Tax Implications Of A Civil Partnership?
People who live together are taxed separately and each person has their own personal allowance entitlement.
20 Sep 2019
A Family Lawyer's Guide To Child Care Myths
If the other parent is not paying child maintenance, there is no legal basis to stop them from seeing their child.
19 Sep 2019
Let's Be Open About Mental Health And Mental Capacity In Family Law
With 1 in 4 of us around the world being affected by mental health issues and 450million people currently suffering from a mental disorder at some point in their lives, what is much needed is
12 Sep 2019
Court Of Appeal Considers Effectiveness Of Standstill Agreements In Claims Under The Inheritance Act 1975
The recent case of Cowan v Foreman considers the effectiveness of standstill agreements (agreements between the lawyers to defer the claim until after the legal deadline) in claims under the Inheritance Act 1975.
5 Sep 2019
Protecting The Vulnerable From Fraud
Two new reports on different aspects of financial vulnerability have recently been released.
5 Sep 2019
Parents Seek To Reverse Property Purchase That Triggered IHT
The High Court is attempting to disentangle a complex family trust case. In Rogge v Rogge wealthy parents put millions into a trust for their young son who became severely disabled as a result of a Polo accident.
5 Sep 2019
Deputy Can Make Gifts Out Of Protected Person's Surplus Income And Estate
F was appointed as Deputy for his brother, M, who had become mentally incapable. M, has an estate of over £17 million, and investment income of £123,000 a year.
5 Sep 2019
HMRC Investigates A Quarter Of All Taxable Estates
HMRC opened investigations into almost one in four of the 22,000 estates on which IHT was due in the 2018-2019 tax year, according to a freedom of information request submitted by wealth advisors Quilter.
5 Sep 2019
Court Of Appeal Issues Landmark Decision Upholding Widow's Right To Autonomy
English law recognises the right to choose who inherits, known as testamentary freedom. But the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (the '1975 Act') means certain
3 Sep 2019
Family Office Management: Location, Organisation And Liaison
Recent changes in terms of global tax regulations and increasing international tax transparency are vital to consider when implementing strategies to preserve family wealth
3 Sep 2019
The Cost Of A Sophisticated Family Office (Video)
What is the cost of a sophisticated Family Office? Jeremy Arnold discusses how much a liquid assets may be needed and the challenges some families face.
20 Aug 2019
Beware The Conditional Gifts – High Court Rules Children Of Beneficiary Take Gift Subject To Conditions Subsequent In Will Despite Lack Of Knowledge
A recent decision of the High Court clarified that where a beneficiary of a will predeceases the testator and the gift vests in the beneficiary's children under s. 33 of the Wills Act 1837
19 Aug 2019
Court Of Appeal Overturns High Court Decision In Cowan v Foreman To Grant Permission To Bring Claim For Financial Provision Under The Inheritance (Provision For Family And Dependants) Act 1975 17 Months Out Of Time
In the recent decision in Cowan v Foreman [2019] EWCA 1336 the Court of Appeal overturned the first instance decision and granted permission to the applicant to bring a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants)
14 Aug 2019
Change To Wills Notification Service Leaves Charities Feeling Frustrated
The HM Courts & Tribunals Service announced they are changing its system for alerting charities when money has been left to them in someone's Will.
9 Aug 2019
High Court Refuses Permission To Bring Out Of Time Application Under Section 4 Of The Inheritance (Provision For Family And Dependants) Act 1975 In Hendry v Hendry & Pertiwi [2019] EWHC 1976 (Ch)
In the latest in a series of decisions on out of time claims, the High Court refused permission to bring an out of time claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants)
8 Aug 2019
Cohabitation Agreement
I own my home and my partner is soon to move in with me. A friend suggested a cohabitation agreement. Do you think that's really necessary? What are the benefits?
30 Jul 2019
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