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Private Client weekly highlights—18 June 2020

Private Client weekly highlights—18 June 2020
Published on: 18 June 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Private Client weekly highlights—18 June 2020
  • In this issue:
  • Brexit
  • Brexit Bulletin—UK and EU restate commitments and call for new momentum in talks at High Level Conference
  • Brexit Bulletin—UK government respects but rejects devolved governments’ calls for transition extension
  • Brexit Bulletin—European Parliament backs EU negotiating position on future UK-EU relationship
  • Brexit Bulletin—UK rules out transition extension at second meeting of the Withdrawal Agreement Joint Committee
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)—HMCTS publishes updated operational summary for week commencing 15 June
  • Probate
  • More...

Article summary

This week’s edition of Private Client highlights includes: (1) HMCTS publishes a probate FAQ document to assist practitioners with probate applications; (2) An NHS Foundation Trust v MSP, which involved advance decisions and self-determination; (3) Re Glenn Maud, which raises several novel arguments against making a bankruptcy order in relation to an undisputed debt; (4) Gardiner v Tabet, where the court ordered witnesses to a Will to make extensive disclosure of their communications with the testator and with the main beneficiary; (5) A Local Authority v JB, in which the Court of Appeal set aside an earlier decision of the Court of Protection that JB had capacity to consent to sexual relations; (6) Part 3 in a legal series on cryptocurrencies; (7) MV Promotions v Telegraph Media Group and the pitfalls of voluntary rectification; (8) X v Y, where the court held that an English divorce which referred only to the English, but not earlier foreign, marriage of the parties, had actually dissolved the marriage, and (9) Guidance on when waiver of legal privilege may arise in the high-profile case of PCP Capital Partners LLP and another company v Barclays Bank plc. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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