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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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9th Nov
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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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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
Practice notes
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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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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This table below contains an archive of news analysis on Scotland and Scots law developments of general application and those which affect various...
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9th Apr
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This is a glossary of common words and expressions used in Scottish private client law with the nearest England and Wales equivalent (where relevant)...
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9th Apr
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Members of the public are normally welcome to visit the courts and tribunals in Scotland for many reasons, including to support those involved with...
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24th Mar
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Due to potential difficulties in having paperwork signed during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, HMRC has confirmed that...
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Produced in partnership with Jacqueline Leslie 12th Mar
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) : Due to potential difficulties in having paperwork signed during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, HMRC has confirmed that...
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Produced in partnership with Jacqueline Leslie 12th Mar
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The provisions of the Administration of Estates Act 1971 (AEA 1971) apply to all three jurisdictions of the UK: England and Wales, Scotland and...
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Produced in partnership with Oliver Auld of Charles Russell Speechlys LLP 15th Feb
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We would like to refer you to the below content which will be helpful in your research:•Overview: Estate administration—Scotland...
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29th Nov
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Produced in partnership with Pamela Todd, Partner of Harper Macleod LLP Subscribed for and on behalf of [Name of Company]   ...
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