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Private Client weekly highlights—24 June 2021

Published on: 24 June 2021
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Private Client weekly highlights—24 June 2021
  • In this issue:
  • Brexit
  • Free UK data flows approved as EU states vote unanimously for ‘adequacy’ decisions
  • TIGRR report proposes reform of UK GDPR and reforms for digital health technology
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)—HMCTS publishes updated operational summary for week commencing 21 June
  • Court of Protection
  • Court of Protection concluded that life-saving above knee amputation was not in P’s best interests
  • Court of Protection approves ‘eleventh hour’ application for elective caesarean section
  • More...

Article summary

This week’s edition of Private Client highlights includes: (1) FCA publishes latest consumer research on cryptoasset ownership; (2) Equiom (Isle of Man) Ltd v Velarde, which concerned the implied revocation by a residuary gift in a Will of a previous revocable appointment; (3) Sangha v Sangha, a probate claim involving both a proprietary estoppel claim and a property claim following the death of a wealthy business owner who had substantial assets in India and the UK; (4) Hughes v Pritchard, in which the Court set aside the Will despite the drafting solicitor having followed the ‘Golden Rule’ and the existence of a subsequent expert report suggesting that the testator had had capacity; (5) Britvic plc v Britvic Pensions Ltd, where the Court of Appeal provided helpful guidance on the construction of pension scheme documentation, and (6) In the matter of the May Trust, a decision of the Royal Court of Jersey authorising a trustee to advance £75,000,000 to a beneficiary of a discretionary trust for the purpose of a donation to an English charitable foundation. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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