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Private Client weekly highlights—8 October 2020

Published on: 08 October 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Private Client weekly highlights—8 October 2020
  • In this issue:
  • Brexit
  • Brexit Bulletin—Withdrawal Agreement implementation 'not debateable' as negotiations enter final stages
  • Brexit Bulletin—UK and EU leaders agree on ‘importance of finding an agreement’ on future UK-EU relationship
  • Brexit Bulletin—EU sends formal notice to UK for Withdrawal Agreement breach
  • Data protection and data flows—further Brexit transition guidance from DCMS
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Job Retention Bonus: Treasury Direction and guidance published
  • Exemption allows lawyers to break coronavirus (COVID-19) self-isolation rules
  • More...

Article summary

This week’s edition of Private Client highlights includes: (1) The Law Society’s response to the government’s decision in the non-contentious probate consultation; (2) Witness statements now permitted as alternative to affidavits in non-contentious probate proceedings; (3) Court of Protection finds that local authority failed to discharge statutory obligations in respect of a vulnerable young man; (4) A granddaughter inherits mother’s share pursuant to section 33 of the Wills Act 1837 (Ashton v Brackstone); (5) Several important Court of Protection cases, including DP v London Borough of Hillingdon (Rev 1), which clarifies the procedural aspects of bringing applications under s 21A Mental Capacity Act 2005 before the court; (6) English professional deputies may claim a 20% uplift on the Guideline Hourly Rates with immediate effect; (7) FS v RS, a very unusual case, in which the court held that it had no jurisdiction to award child maintenance to an adult; (8) The Deputy Chef Land Registrar’s blog post on the use of electronic signatures, and (9) The latest edition of Trust Law International. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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