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Private Client weekly highlights—25 June 2020

Published on: 25 June 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Private Client weekly highlights—25 June 2020
  • In this issue:
  • Brexit
  • Brexit Bulletin—Commons briefing compares UK and EU negotiating positions on governance
  • Report stresses the need for political leadership in the Brexit negotiations
  • Brexit Bulletin—ESC issues eleventh report on EU tax legislation
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Law Society updates virtual execution and e-signature guide during coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • HMRC defers DAC 6 reporting deadlines and ESC publishes report on the delayed implementation of the VAT e-commerce package and DAC 6
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)—HMCTS publishes updated operational summary for week commencing 22 June
  • More...

Article summary

This week’s edition of Private Client highlights includes: (1) Law Society updates to its virtual execution and e-signature guide during coronavirus (COVID-19); (2) The Court of Appeal refuses permission for the National Crime Agency to challenge a High Court decision to dismiss unexplained wealth orders used to seize three London homes owned by relatives of Kazakhstan’s former president; (3) Phoenix v Phoenix, where the court held that an option had been validly exercised when the option-holder handed notice to a third executor; (4) Scotland gives mixed couples the right to enter into a civil partnership; (5) Analysis of the latest judgments by the Royal Court of Jersey in the Z Trusts saga; (6) HMRC updates guidance on registering a non-resident company for corporation tax; (7) British Columbia introduces legislation to permit electronic wills and the remote witnessing of wills, and (8) Warnes v Forge, which held that a statement imputing mental illness can be defamatory. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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