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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
Precedents
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Offshore income gains (OIGs) are gains realised on the disposal of interests in offshore funds which are either:•non-distributor offshore funds, or...
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9th Nov
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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 term 'relevant property' defines a category of trust property which is subject to a special regime for inheritance tax (IHT). As described in...
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Produced in partnership with Paul Davies of Clarke Willmott 12th Jan
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What is a blind trust?A blind trust is a trust that is aimed at preventing conflicts of interest arising. Usually, the settlor and beneficiary of the...
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Produced in partnership with Michael O’Sullivan of 5 Stone Buildings 12th Jan
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The principles of the notarial act are that it is:•an act of the notary and not of the parties named in the document•a record of a fact, event or...
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Scope of this Practice NoteThe Money and Pensions Service (MPS) was set up by the government to enhance the understanding and knowledge of the public...
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29th Apr
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FORTHCOMING DEVELOPMENT: The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) has released a report outlining recommendations to make considerable aspects of the...
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Produced in partnership with Louise Howard of Universities Superannuation Scheme (Ltd) 9th Apr
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There are different categories of overseas pension schemes, with various layers of requirements. These include:•Overseas Pension Schemes...
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Produced in partnership with Stephenson Harwood and Fraser Sparks of PwC 9th Apr
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FORTHCOMING DEVELOPMENT: The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) has released a report outlining recommendations to make considerable aspects of the...
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Produced in partnership with Kevin Gude of Gowling WLG 9th Apr
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Types of death benefits payableThere are two types of scheme benefits payable on a member’s death:•pension death benefits, and•lump sum death...
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Produced in partnership with Wyn Derbyshire of gunnercooke LLP 9th Apr
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Factors which led to the creation of the Lifetime ISASuccessive UK governments have long proclaimed the importance of encouraging long-term savings...
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Produced in partnership with Wyn Derbyshire of gunnercooke LLP 9th Apr
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Where a member of a registered pension scheme dies while in drawdown (whether in the form of income withdrawal or a short-term annuity), there may be...
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9th Apr
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Why use a QROPS?In practice, many Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes (QROPSs) are personal pension schemes or retirement annuities that...
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Produced in partnership with Sean McNulty of Blake Morgan 9th Apr
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THIS PRACTICE NOTE APPLIES ONLY TO REGISTERED FINAL SALARY OCCUPATIONAL PENSION SCHEMESMost pension schemes provide for benefits upon the death of the...
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Produced in partnership with Louise Howard of Universities Superannuation Scheme (Ltd) 9th Apr
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This Practice Note looks at the benefits which are payable where a member of an occupational or personal pension scheme retires. It explores the...
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Produced in partnership with John Hayward, Pensions Author, and Wyn Derbyshire of Gunnercooke LLP 9th Apr
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Brexit impactAs of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has...
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Produced in partnership with John Hayward, Pensions author 9th Apr
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Government policyFor many years as part of government policy the establishment in the UK of private pensions in addition to state pensions has been...
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Produced in partnership with John Hayward, Pensions Author, and Wyn Derbyshire of Gunnercooke LLP 9th Apr
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Accrual rateThe rate at which pension benefit increases as pensionable service is completed in a final salary scheme, eg 1/60 for each year of...
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Produced in partnership with John Hayward, Pensions author 9th Apr
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In the UK the overwhelming majority of pension schemes in the private sector, ie both occupational and personal pension schemes, are established under...
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Produced in partnership with John Hayward, Pensions Author, and Wyn Derbyshire of Gunnercooke LLP 9th Apr
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Membership of an occupational or personal pension scheme affords the opportunity to utilise the tax reliefs available during working life to save for...
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Produced in partnership with John Hayward, Pensions Author, and Wyn Derbyshire of Gunnercooke LLP 9th Apr
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Public sector pensions are occupational schemes for employees of central or local government, a nationalised industry or other statutory bodies. They...
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9th Apr
Practice notes
This Practice Note looks at the benefits which are payable where a member of an occupational or personal pension scheme dies before retirement without...
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Produced in partnership with John Hayward, Pensions Author, and Wyn Derbyshire of Gunnercooke LLP 9th Apr
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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE: Through Pension Schemes Newsletter 128 and Pension Schemes Newsletter 121, HMRC announced that it will cancel penalties...
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Produced in partnership with Sean McNulty of Blake Morgan 31st Mar
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Broadly speaking, tax applies to UK registered pension schemes in three different areas:•tax treatment of member and employer contributions (including...
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Produced in partnership with Christopher Stiles of Gowling WLG 26th Feb

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