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Private Client weekly highlights—30 July 2020

Private Client weekly highlights—30 July 2020
Published on: 30 July 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Private Client weekly highlights—30 July 2020
  • In this issue:
  • Brexit
  • Brexit Bulletin—negotiators target a deal on the future UK-EU relationship by October, but urge preparation for all possible outcomes
  • Brexit trade deal ‘unlikely’, Barnier says, as UK not moving on State aid, fisheries
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)—HMCTS publishes updated operational summary for week commencing 27 July
  • Penalties for failure to notify HMRC of coronavirus (COVID-19) support scheme overpayments
  • Wills
  • Remote witnessing of Wills to be made legal during coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
  • More...

Article summary

This week’s edition of Private Client highlights includes: (1) Remote witnessing of Wills to be made legal during coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic; (2) Guidance on statements of truth extended amid coronavirus (COVID-19); (3) Electronic signatures are now accepted by HM Land Registry; (4) Court of Protection considers the circumstances in which a local authority deputy might step down in favour of a professional deputy (A local authority v A); (5) Liberty Protection Safeguards—delayed until 2022; (6) Ambiguous Will leaving estate to children of deceased’s nephews and nieces (Wales v Dixon); and (7) Failure of scheme designed to allow shareholders to receive distributions free of income tax using the settlements legislation (Dunsby v HMRC). or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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