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Private Client weekly highlights—19 August 2021

Published on: 19 August 2021
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Private Client weekly highlights—19 August 2021
  • In this issue:
  • Brexit
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)—HMCTS publishes updated operational summary for week commencing 16 August 2021
  • Probate
  • The Law Society launches a survey on proposed probate fees increases
  • Trusts
  • Trust Registration Service (TRS) to open to non-taxable trusts registrations from beginning of September
  • Spouses, civil partners and cohabitants
  • More...

Article summary

This week’s edition of Private Client highlights includes: (1) HMRC has confirmed that the Trust Registration Service will open from the beginning of September for non-taxable trust registrations for all customers; (2) analysis of the draft Finance Bill 2022 clauses published on 20 July 2021 in relation to tax avoidance; (3) the Law Society launches a survey on the proposed increase to probate fees; (4) the Royal Commonwealth Society for the Blind v Beasant & Benjamin in which the High Court agreed with the claimant’s construction of the Will that no sum was due to the first defendant under clause 4, because the nil rate band had been utilised by other gifts in the Will; (5) analysis of the potential advantages and difficulties of arbitrating trust disputes; and (6) the Charity Commission has published consultation responses on responsible investment. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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