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Liferent trusts—ScotlandLiferent trustsA liferent trust (or trust liferent) is a trust which, when settled, confers a use and income benefit, or both,...
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Produced in partnership with Peter Murrin of Turcan Connell 19th May
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Trustees—appointment of trusteesOriginal trusteesTrustees will usually be appointed by the instrument that brings the trust into existence. The trust...
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19th May
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What is an offshore trust?A trust is formed either by lifetime gift or on death when a person (the settlor) transfers assets to another person or...
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Produced in partnership with Mourant Ozannes and Carey Olsen 19th May
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Taxation of age 18–25 trusts—IHTThe special category of age 18–25 trusts was introduced by Finance Act 2006 (FA 2006) to offer some compensation for...
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Produced in partnership with Paul Davies of Clarke Willmott 19th May
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Private Client—Luxembourg—Q&A guideTaxation regimeWhat factors determine tax liability in your jurisdiction (eg domicile, residence or...
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Produced in partnership with Eric Fort of Arendt & Medernach 19th May
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CGT—giftsA gift of an asset is a disposal for capital gains tax (CGT) purposes. It can, therefore, trigger a CGT charge on the gain deemed to have...
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Produced in partnership with Laura Poots (Barrister) of Pump Court Tax Chambers 19th May
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CGT—reliefsFORTHCOMING CHANGE: On 14 July 2020, the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) published its online survey and a call for evidence to seek...
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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
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
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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
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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
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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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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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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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Statutory Wills—Court of Protection applicationsWhat is a statutory Will?Where a person is incapable of making a valid Will for themselves, the Court...
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19th May
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Discretionary trusts—ScotlandWhat is a discretionary trust?A discretionary trust or discretionary settlement is an arrangement created when an...
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Produced in partnership with Peter Murrin of Turcan Connell 19th May

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Applying under the Innovator routeThe Innovator route was introduced into the Immigration Rules (the Rules) on 29 March 2019. Together with the...
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Produced in partnership with Gillian McCall of Richmond Chambers and Zoe Bantleman of Richmond Chambers 23rd Jul
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Procedure for applying online in the UKCoronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects potentially impacted by the...
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21st Jul
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Applying for a sponsor licence under Workers and Temporary Workers: eligibility and suitabilityThe eligibility criteria for obtaining a sponsor...
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21st Jul
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Illegal workers—civil and criminal sanctionsIP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation...
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13th Jul
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Glossary of UK trust and taxation law terms for international clientsAAdministrationThe process starting on the date of the deceased's death and...
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1st Jul
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Non-EEA nationals—points-based system until 30 November 2020 [Archived]Coronavirus (COVID-19): Advice for Tier 2, 4 and 5 visa sponsors in the UK who...
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29th Jun
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Non-EEA nationals—permission to enter and work in the UK [Archived]FORTHCOMING CHANGE: On 19 February 2020 the Home Office issued a ‘policy...
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29th Jun
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EEA nationals—rights [Archived]FORTHCOMING CHANGE: On 19 February 2020 the Home Office issued a ‘policy statement’, which sets out its main plans on...
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29th Jun
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How will enforced periods of absence from the UK as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19) be treated for the purposes of indefinite leave to remain (ILR)...
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5th Jun
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Introduction to Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visasThe Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) category was designed for people who wanted to join an existing UK business or...
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Produced in partnership with Rose Carey and Katherine Dennis of Charles Russell Speechlys LLP 5th Jun
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Procedure for applying from overseasSTOP PRESS: This Practice Note is being updated to reflect changes to the Immigration Rules further to Statement...
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Produced in partnership with Gary McIndoe of Latitude Law 5th Jun
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Introduction to Tier 1 (Investor) visasThe Tier 1 (Investor) visa is for high net worth individuals who will make a substantial investment in the...
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Produced in partnership with Rose Carey and Katherine Dennis of Charles Russell Speechlys LLP 5th Jun
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Tier 1 (Investor): eligibility requirements for initial applicationsIntroductionThe UK government actively encourages investment in the UK and has...
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Produced in partnership with Philip Barth (Partner) and Ben Xu (Associate) of Irwin Mitchell LLP 5th Jun
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The post-Brexit immigration system: what does it look like?On 19 February 2020, the government announced details of the ‘new’ post-Brexit UK...
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5th Jun
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Tier 1 (Investor): key practical considerationsIP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation...
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Produced in partnership with Shahjahan Ali of DAC Beachcroft 5th Jun
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EEA nationals: rights of entry and residenceIP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation...
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5th Jun
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The right to work in the UK—settled status and British citizenshipA person who qualifies for settled status or British citizenship has an...
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5th Jun

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