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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 25th Jan
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The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force in the UK on 25 May 2018 and it applies to persons/organisations that handle...
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22nd Jan
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This Practice Note explains the phenomenon of ‘cryptoassets’, namely assets which are issued using distributed ledger technology, alternatively known...
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Produced in partnership with James Brockhurst of Forsters LLP 15th Jan
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The executor is likely to have the power to access the deceased’s computer pursuant to their powers and duties as administrator, including those set...
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29th Nov
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Who do the emails in the inbox belong to?The court considered this question in the recent case of Fairstar Heavy Transport NV v Adkins where a...
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29th Nov
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Considerations in respect of the deceased person's estateAlthough there are certain assets which do not require a grant of probate or...
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