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Private Client weekly highlights—20 August 2020

Published on: 20 August 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Private Client weekly highlights—20 August 2020
  • In this issue:
  • Brexit
  • Beyond Brexit—briefing on international affairs and defence published
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)—HMCTS published updated operational summary for week commencing 17 August
  • Trusts
  • Government outlines AML risk for trusts and company agents
  • Court grants trustees general administrative powers
  • UK taxes for Private Client
  • More...

Article summary

This week’s edition of Private Client highlights includes: (1) Cotterell v Allendale in which the High Court considered its jurisdiction under section 57 of the Trustee Act 1925 to extend the trustees’ administrative powers; (2) The Supreme Court decision in HMRC v Parry & others (Personal representatives of Staveley deceased); (3) Holland-Bosworth v HMRC, a FTT decision on the meaning of voting rights for entrepreneurs’ relief; (4) The Government’s 2019–20 annual report on the National Mental Capacity Forum; (5) Analysis of Coles v Reynolds involving a failed challenge to a Will based on undue influence; (6) The Law Society’s response to HMLR draft practice guidance on electronic signatures, and (7) Changes to Bermuda trust law firewall provisions and the restoration of the settlor’s freedom of disposition with respect to children. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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