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Private Client weekly highlights—4 June 2020

Published on: 04 June 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Private Client weekly highlights—4 June 2020
  • In this issue:
  • Brexit
  • Comment—Don’t hold your breath for a Brexit breakthrough this week
  • Brexit Bulletin—Frost and Gove questioned further on UK-EU negotiations
  • Brexit Bulletin—fisheries tops agenda for fourth round of future UK-EU relationship talks
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) toolkit
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)—HMCTS publishes updated operational summary for week commencing 1 June
  • House of Commons Library updates paper on coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown laws
  • More...

Article summary

This week’s edition of Private Client highlights includes: (1) Barrs Residential & Leisure Limited v Pleass Thomson & Co, a case which held that a mobile home, but not the related pitch agreement passed to heirs of the estate; (2) Mackay v Wesley, in which the court declined to set aside the trustee’s appointment, leaving the trustee with a £1.6m CGT liability; (3) HMRC ramps up use of new account freezing and forfeiture orders to tackle suspected criminal activity; (4) HMRC v Vermilion Holdings Ltd, in which the UT held that a share option granted to a company’s director is an employment-related securities option under ITEPA 2003, s 471; (5) Re Peter Herbert Fowlds which held that a change of position is a factor which can validly be considered by the court when it is considering how to exercise its unfettered discretion under Insolvency Act 1986, s 340; (6) Challen v Challen, which provides guidance on time limits in applications under the Forfeiture Act 1982; (7) Clitheroe v Bond, in which the court held that the testator’s insane delusions invalidated her Wills; (8) KKL Executor & Trustee Company Ltd v Harrison, a Court of Protection case involving a contested deputyship application between two professional applicants; (9) The second part in a legal series on cryptocurrencies, which analyses the High Court decision in AA v Persons Unknown, and (10) New-look daily current awareness alerts for LexisPSL Private Client from 8 June 2020. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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