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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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19th May
Precedents
This Deed OF REVOCATION is made on [date] by me [name of donor] of [address of donor].This Deed provides:1Revocation...
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19th May
Practice notes
Trustees—statutory powers of trusteesSource and availabilitySourcesTrustees have certain powers conferred on them by statute, in particular by the...
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19th May
Q&As
At what stage and to whom can a Deed of Appropriation take place when selling a second property in an estate?We assume you refer to the situation when...
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19th May
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Creation of trusts—blind trustsWhat is a blind trust?A blind trust is a trust that is aimed at preventing conflicts of interest arising. Usually, the...
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Produced in partnership with Michael O’Sullivan of 5 Stone Buildings 19th May
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The Cy-près doctrineFORTHCOMING CHANGE: On 22 March 2021, the government published its response  to the Law Commission’s report of 14 September 2017,...
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19th May
Practice notes
Relief for income tax lossesReliefs entitle taxpayers to reduce the amount of income tax payable. When calculating liability to income tax, a taxpayer...
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19th May
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Assessment for residential accommodationCoronavirus (COVID-19): The content of this Practice Note is temporarily affected by the coronavirus...
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19th May
Q&As
Can a life tenant in a Will bring a life interest to an end by choosing to end it themselves or does it only expire on death?Life tenantsA life...
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Produced in partnership with Lynne Counsell of 9 Stone Buildings 19th May
Practice notes
Capacity to litigateOn the face of it, there would appear to be no specific impediment, if there is no reason to suppose that a person is without...
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19th May
Practice notes
Termination of trusts—methods of terminationDuration of a trustThe duration of an express trust is subject to the restrictions imposed by the rules...
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19th May
Practice notes
Costs and expenses in the Court of ProtectionThere are court fees and disbursements which will be payable by all applicants on making a new...
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19th May
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Acceptance in Lieu scheme and other heritage property reliefsSTOP PRESS: HMRC has updated its guidance on calculating the special price in Acceptance...
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19th May
Practice notes
Trustees—self-dealing, unauthorised profits and conflicts of interestThe self-dealing ruleThe self-dealing rule is connected to, but distinct from,...
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19th May
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Offshore trusts—offshore income gains (OIGs)Offshore income gains (OIGs) are gains realised on the disposal of interests in offshore funds which are...
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19th May
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Trust disputes—court jurisdiction and procedureTrust litigation has been classified as being of three types:•a dispute as to the trusts on which...
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19th May

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Practice notes
Choice of law in foreign accident claimsNOTE: The UK's departure from the EU has implications for practitioners considering applicable law. See...
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Produced in partnership with Sue Brown. Updated in partnership with Andrew Wilson. 16th Sep
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Jurisdiction in EU related accident claims—proceedings issued before 1 January 2021NOTE: This Practice Note considers the European jurisdictional...
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16th Sep
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Recognition of overseas divorce or dissolution of civil partnership11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marked the end of the Brexit...
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10th Sep
Practice notes
Execution of contracts—jurisdictional guideThis guide sets out the requirements for executing simple contracts in various international jurisdictions....
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Produced in partnership with Diego Krischcautzky of Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal. 10th Sep
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Electronic signaturesCoronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects potentially impacted by procedural changes in response...
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10th Sep
Practice notes
The meaning of ‘children’ in Private ClientThe meaning of words commonly found in Private Client drafting and legislation which are intended to refer...
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3rd Sep
Practice notes
International issues relating to the protection of vulnerable adultsCross-border issues arise whenever someone holds assets in more than one...
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18th Aug
Q&As
Can an application be made to recognise the status of an overseas divorce?Under section 55(1)(d) of the Family Law Act 1986 (FLA 1986), any person may...
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18th Aug
Practice notes
Private client and private international law—summary of main principlesWhat is private international law?The branch of English law known as private...
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16th Aug
Practice notes
Forced heirship and succession lawWhich succession laws apply will be decided differently by different jurisdictions depending on the connecting...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Frimston, Andrew Godfrey and Patrick Malone of Russell-Cooke Solicitors 16th Aug
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Situs of assets for CGT (and private client)When advising an individual on cross-border issues or offshore tax planning, it is important to establish...
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16th Aug
Practice notes
Source of income (and private client)When advising an individual on cross-border or offshore tax planning, it is important to establish the 'source'...
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16th Aug
Practice notes
Overseas entity classification—trusts, usufructs and foundationsThere is a wide range of structures that can be used to hold wealth; many use vehicles...
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15th Aug
Practice notes
DomicileThe concepts of domicile and residence are used to establish the extent of an individual’s liability to UK taxation. Specifically, domicile...
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15th Aug
Practice notes
Use of foreign WillsMany individuals have international connections that need to be considered when advising on succession planning. For example, they...
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Produced in partnership with Russell-Cooke 15th Aug
Practice notes
Situs of assets for succession and IHTWhen you advise an individual on cross-border issues or offshore tax planning, it is important to establish the...
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15th Aug
Practice notes
Recognition of overseas marriage or civil partnershipIn contrast to the recognition of overseas divorce or dissolution of civil partnership, the...
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15th Aug
Practice notes
Domicile and habitual residence11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marked the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the...
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Produced in partnership with David Salter of Deputy High Court judge and Recorder 15th Aug
Practice notes
Recognition of grants and confirmations within the UKFor probate purposes, the UK consists of three jurisdictions:•England and Wales•Scotland•Northern...
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15th Aug

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