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Private Client weekly highlights—11 July 2019

Private Client weekly highlights—11 July 2019
Published on: 11 July 2019
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Private Client weekly highlights—11 July 2019
  • In this issue:
  • Brexit
  • House of Commons Library publishes Withdrawal Agreement analysis
  • Contentious trusts and estates
  • High Court sets aside property transfer for mistake and grants Inheritance Act claim to widow
  • Trusts
  • Court holds that illegitimate child can benefit under trust
  • Court of Protection
  • Court of Appeal overturns Court of Protection’s decision to terminate pregnancy (Re: AB (Termination of pregnancy))
  • More...

Article summary

This week’s edition of Private Client highlights includes: (1) The Court of Appeal’s ruling in Re: AB (Termination of pregnancy) to overturn the Court of Protection’s decision to terminate the pregnancy of a young woman with learning difficulties; (2) Analysis of two Court of Protection cases concerning appointment of personal welfare deputies and the withdrawal of artificial nutrition and hydration; (3) Clarke v Allen, in which the court set aside a property transfer by the deceased and allowed an Inheritance Act claim by the surviving spouse; (4) The OTS’s second report on the simplification of IHT, and (5) Analysis of the Pension Advisory Group’s report on the treatment of pensions on divorce. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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