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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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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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Where a firm of solicitors have been appointed by Will and has subsequently ceased trading and no other firm has taken over the practice, does the...
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15th Aug
Q&As
An estate has insufficient cash to pay B's pecuniary legacy. Can A, the executor and residuary beneficiary, use their own funds in order to pay B's...
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Produced in partnership with Lynne Counsell of 9 Stone Buildings 15th Aug
Q&As
Can you remove all executors and appoint a new executor?It is in principle possible to remove an executor or executors, and for alternatives to be...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 15th Aug
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An executor named in a Will cannot be found and is thought to have died. What steps can be taken to locate them or to ascertain whether they are in...
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Produced in partnership with Ward Hadaway 15th Aug
Q&As
What rights does a residual beneficiary have to see the Will during administration of an estate and to be updated by the executors, and how might a...
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15th Aug
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What is the procedure for seeking the leave of the registrar/district judge to retract a renunciation of executorship?Non-Contentious Probate Rules...
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Produced in partnership with Graham Stott of gunnercooke LLP 15th Aug
Practice notes
Personal representatives—powers, duties and remunerationPersonal representatives' dutiesThe Administration of Estates Act 1925 (AEA 1925) states that...
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15th Aug
Practice notes
The chain of representationWhere one of several executors diesSection 5 of the Administration of Estates Act 1925 (AEA 1925) states that the office of...
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15th Aug
Q&As
If the named executors of a Will have renounced and most assets of the estate form part of a discretionary trust, who is entitled to a grant of...
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15th Aug
Q&As
If a grant of administration'>letters of administration with Will annexed is issued to a residuary beneficiary who subsequently enters into a deed of...
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15th Aug
Q&As
Can professional executors who renounce their right to probate act in a professional capacity for the personal representatives who go on to prove the...
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15th Aug
Q&As
A grant of probate has been issued with powers reserved to an appointed executor under a Will. How can the executor obtain full powers?Reservation of...
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Produced in partnership with Lynne Counsell of 9 Stone Buildings 15th Aug
Q&As
What is the authority for the testator’s real and personal property vesting in the executor from the date of death without any interval of time?For...
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15th Aug
Practice notes
Personal representatives—liabilityLiability for own actsPersonal representatives (PRs) may find themselves liable for their acts or omissions in...
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15th Aug
Q&As
Who should apply for the grant of representation in the estate of a deceased individual (H) where H’s surviving spouse and sole heir on intestacy (W)...
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15th Aug

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