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Private Client weekly highlights—29 April 2021

Private Client weekly highlights—29 April 2021
Published on: 29 April 2021
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Private Client weekly highlights—29 April 2021
  • In this issue:
  • Brexit
  • Brexit Bulletin—European Parliament approves EU-UK TCA paving way for Council adoption
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • SI 2021/487 The Employment Rights Act 1996 (Coronavirus, Calculation of a Week’s Pay) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2021
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)—HMCTS publishes updated operational summary for week commencing 26 April
  • Probate
  • High Court rules on construction of Will (Re Estate of Elizabeth Pauline Thomas (deceased))
  • Trusts
  • More...

Article summary

This week’s edition of Private Client highlights includes: (1) Re Estate of Elizabeth Pauline Thomas, in which the High Court ruled on a Part 8 claim for the construction of a Will; (2) update on the Trust Registration Service relating to taxable relevant trusts; (3) Re P (discharge of party) v Southwark London Borough Council and others, in which the Court of Appeal reversed a decision by the Court of Protection to discharge P’s mother as a party to the proceedings; (4) analysis of Mehrban v HMRC, in which the FTT found that a three-year delay between HMRC discovering an insufficiency of tax and the issuing of a discovery assessment meant that the discovery had become stale; (5) Rittson-Thomas and others v Oxfordshire County Council, in which the Supreme Court allowed the Council’s appeal regarding reversion of gifted land under School Sites Act 1841; (6) Miles v Shearer, in which two adult daughters were unsuccessful in their claim for reasonable financial provision for their maintenance against the estate of their late father; and (7) discussion of the pensions shortfall due to GMP equalisation following the court ruling in Lloyds Banking Group Pensions Trustees v Lloyds Bank. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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