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Private Client weekly highlights—6 August 2020

Published on: 06 August 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Private Client weekly highlights—6 August 2020
  • In this issue:
  • Brexit
  • Brexit Bulletin—briefing examines prospects and process for finalising deal on future UK-EU relationship
  • Brexit Bulletin—key updates, research tips and resources (July 2020)
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)—HMCTS published updated operational summary for week commencing 3 August
  • Wills
  • Video-witnessed Wills to be made legal during coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
  • Probate
  • More...

Article summary

This week’s edition of Private Client highlights includes: (1) Relaxation of the Wills Act 1837 to allow witnessing of Wills by video technology; (2) Analysis of how the Fifth Money Laundering Directive may impact the UK Trust Registration Service; (3) The Financial Conduct Authority’s publication of a draft guidance consultation and feedback statement on the fair treatment of vulnerable customers; (4) Nosnehpetsj Ltd (in liquidation) v Watersheds Capital Partners Ltd where a share transfer was held to be valid despite no registration of the transferee; (5) Brake v Swift which considered the meaning of certain concepts relating to land for the purposes of the Insolvency Act 1986; (6) Re the Estate of Peter Henry Wales which concerned the interpretation of ‘nephews and nieces’ and the ‘surrounding circumstances’ which assisted in the interpretation of the Will; (7) Lehtimäki v Cooper and how the Court can direct charitable company members on exercise of powers; (8) R (Mehan) v HMRC which concerned judicial review of HMRC’s interpretation of the remittance basis legislation, and (9) Webb v Webb in which the Privy Council considered the validity of Cook Island trusts in matrimonial proceedings. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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