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On the face of it, there would appear to be no specific impediment, if there is no reason to suppose that a person is without capacity, in them...
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9th Nov
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The issue of sham is most likely to be raised by the settlor's creditors or former spouse if the settlor is involved in matrimonial proceedings, who...
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9th Nov
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A trust is formed either by lifetime gift or on death when a person (the settlor) transfers assets to another person or persons (the trustees) to hold...
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Produced in partnership with Mourant Ozannes and Carey Olsen 12th Jan
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When trustees are engaged in trust litigation, issues often arise as to how their litigation costs are to be funded. A Beddoe application is the best...
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Produced in partnership with Kate Davenport QC of Outer Temple Chambers and Adele Isaacs of Bankside Chambers 12th Jan
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This Practice Note outlines Bermuda trust law and focuses upon its unique features and recent reforms, such as Bermuda's regime for private trust...
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Produced in partnership with Vanessa Lovell Schrum and Caljonah Smith of Appleby, Bermuda 12th Jan
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This Practice Note provides guidance on Cayman Islands STAR trusts. For general information about the Cayman Islands, see Practice Note: Private...
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Produced in partnership with Mourant Ozannes and Carey Olsen 12th Jan
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Trust litigation has been classified as being of three types:•a dispute as to the trusts on which trustees hold the subject matter of the settlement•a...
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9th Nov
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Where a beneficiary either:•is a minor (ie under the age of 18) and unmarried or•has attained majority or has married under that date but is required...
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9th Nov
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Duration of a trustThe duration of an express trust is subject to the restrictions imposed by the rules against remoteness of vesting and against the...
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9th Nov
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Duty to distribute to the correct beneficiariesOn the termination of the trust, the trustees are under a duty to distribute the trust assets to the...
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9th Nov
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This Deed of Appointment is made on [date] by [trustee] of [address] and [trustee] of [address] (the Trustees).Background(A)This Deed is supplemental...
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9th Nov
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When you advise an individual on cross-border issues or offshore tax planning, it is important to establish the 'situs' (ie location) of the assets...
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9th Nov
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This partial deed of revocation is made on [date] by [donor] of [address].1I granted a Lasting Power of Attorney for [Financial Decisions/Health and...
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9th Nov
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Liferent trustsA liferent trust (or trust liferent) is a trust which, when settled, confers a use and income benefit, or both, in the trust property...
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Produced in partnership with Peter Murrin of Turcan Connell 12th Jan
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An offshore trust is any non-UK resident trust. The liability of trustees of an offshore trust to UK inheritance tax (IHT) is not dependent on the...
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Produced in partnership with Jenny Wilson-Smith and Emma Haley of Boodle Hatfield 12th Jan
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Express creation of trustsA trust is constituted expressly where the owner of property (the truster) transfers property to trustees to hold for...
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Produced in partnership with Yvonne Evans, Law Lecturer, Solicitor (non-practising), TEP, University of Dundee 12th Jan

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FORTHCOMING CHANGE: The Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019 (MC(A)A 2019) received Royal Assent on 16 May 2019. MC(A)A 2019 amends the Mental...
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Produced in partnership with Tim Spencer-Lane 9th Apr
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Digital assets can survive incapacity or death. Anyone who owns a digital device or has an online account should have a plan for dealing with that...
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Produced in partnership with Kerry Bornman of 3 Stone Buildings, Erin Hitchens of XXIV Old Buildings and Robert Avis of Charles Russell Speechlys 9th Apr
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Note that this Practice Note does not address specific practice alterations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. These are addressed in this Practice...
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Produced in partnership with Alex Ruck Keene of 39 Essex Chambers. 9th Apr
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Note that this Practice Note addresses only English law. Following devolution there are now differences between the English and Welsh rules on many...
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9th Apr
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Although the Court of Protection (the court) can make a one-off order in respect of a person who lacks capacity, this is not always the best solution....
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9th Apr
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Types of personal injury trustHow to choose between the different types of trustPersonal injury trusts are often considered in the context of the...
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Produced in partnership with Phillipa Bruce-Kerr of Harrison Clark Rickerbys 9th Apr
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For all those appointed by the Court of Protection to act as a deputy for property and financial affairs or health and welfare, either as a lay deputy...
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Produced in partnership with Patricia Wass, Holly Miéville-Hawkins and Nikki Bedford of Enable Law, part of the Foot Anstey LLP group 9th Apr
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The Court of Protection Rules 2017 (COPR 2017), SI 2017/1035 were laid before Parliament on 30 October 2017 and came into force on 1 December 2017....
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9th Apr
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New Practice Directions and, in some cases, replacements to the Court of Protection Rules 2007 have been made with effect from 1 July 2015. As a...
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9th Apr
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Inheritance tax and personal injury trustsIt is a common misconception among practitioners that using one type of personal injury trust or another...
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Produced in partnership with Phillipa Bruce-Kerr of Harrison Clark Rickerbys 9th Apr
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The UK’s data protection provisions as from 31 December 2020In the UK from 11pm on 31 December 2020, revised data protection provisions came into...
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Produced in partnership with Craig Ward, of Lundie, of Craybeck Law 9th Apr
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Note that this Practice Note does not address specific practice alterations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. These are addressed in Practice Note:...
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Produced in partnership with Alex Ruck Keene of 39 Essex Street Chambers 9th Apr
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The role of the Court of Protection Visitor is a long-standing one, which operated under the jurisdiction of the Mental Health Act 1983 in the form of...
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9th Apr
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Although the Court of Protection (the court) can make a one-off order in respect of a person who lacks capacity, this is not always the best solution....
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9th Apr
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Fees for applications to the Office of the Public GuardianThe fees to be paid in respect of applications, etc to the Office of the Public Guardian...
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9th Apr
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IntroductionThe powers of the Court of Protection (the court) are set out in the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA 2005) and the implementation of these...
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9th Apr
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Applications to the Court of Protection (the court) are governed by the Court of Protection Rules 2017 (COPR 2017) and the Court of Protection...
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9th Apr
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Brexit impact: As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine McQuail of Radcliffe Chambers 9th Apr
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A fact-finding hearing will be required in some welfare cases in the Court of Protection to resolve contested factual issues in the proceedings.When...
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Produced in partnership with Alex Ruck Keene and Michelle Pratley of 39 Essex Chambers 9th Apr
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For certain applications to the Court of Protection (the court), the applicant used to have to obtain permission to apply before they could commence...
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9th Apr

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