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Private Client weekly highlights—29 October 2020

Published on: 29 October 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Private Client weekly highlights—29 October 2020
  • In this issue:
  • Wills survey—have your say on LexisPSL Precedent Wills
  • Brexit
  • Brexit trade talks advance as EU says it’s ready to compromise
  • What is the position on the interpretation of EU case law relating to EU Directives post IP completion day?
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • STEP survey reveals worldwide business increases amid coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Government makes Job Support Scheme and SEISS extension grants more generous
  • Plan for Jobs: Chancellor increases financial support for businesses and workers
  • More...

Article summary

This week’s edition of Private Client highlights includes: (1) The Court of Appeal provides guidance on the use of inherent jurisdiction to protect vulnerable adults (Mazhar v Birmingham Community Healthcare Foundation NHS Trust); (2) HMRC launches a consultation on draft Stamp Duty Land Tax legislation; (3) The OTS publishes its report on simplifying tax claims and elections; (4) The Court of Appeal clarifies that matrimonial finance arbitration awards should be subject to the same rights of appeal, using the same test, as first instance judicial decisions (Haley v Haley); (5) Ganoun v Joshi, which concerned the conflicting wishes of the deceased’s relations regarding arrangements for his burial; (6) Gateway Housing Association v Personal representatives of Ali (deceased), which provides certainty for those who have the right to serve a notice affecting land where the intended recipient has died and before a grant of representation has been obtained; (7) Re BM Electrical Solutions Ltd, an insolvency case in which the court held that payments recorded (but not declared) as dividends were to be treated as loans; (8) Preservation and Promotion of the Arts Ltd, R (on the Application of) v Manchester Magistrates’ Court, which concerned business rates, charitable relief and the burden of proof; (9) LexisPSL Risk and Compliance publishes new tools for international data transfers, and (10) A new Q&A on the interpretation of EU case law relating to EU Directives post IP completion day. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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