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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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
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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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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
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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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The Succession (Scotland) Act 2016This Practice Note examines the changes to the law of succession created by the Succession (Scotland) Act 2016...
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Produced in partnership with Jacqueline Leslie of Harper Macleod LLP 13th Sep
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Legal rights—ScotlandProtection against disinheritanceWhere a person dies domiciled in Scotland, legal rights form part of the entitlement of the...
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Produced in partnership with Jacqueline Leslie of Harper Macleod LLP 13th Sep
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Coronavirus (COVID-19)—Scotland trackerThis table below contains an archive of news analysis on Scotland and Scots law developments of general...
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10th Sep
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) implications for dispute resolution in ScotlandThis Practice Note provides guidance on how the Scottish civil courts are...
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2nd Sep
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Claims by cohabitants on intestacy in Scotland (Private Client)This Practice Note discusses the provisions under section 29 of the Family Law...
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Produced in partnership with Yvonne Evans of University of Dundee 16th Aug
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Glossary of Scottish private client words and expressionsThis is a glossary of common words and expressions used in Scottish private client law with...
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16th Aug
Precedents
Legal rights intimation letterOur ref: [Client - Code/Matter - Matter Code/Matter - Fee Earner Initials]Your ref: [insert ref][insert full...
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15th Aug
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Legal rights legacy intimation letterOur ref: [Client - Code/Matter - Matter Code/Matter - Fee Earner Initials]Your ref: [insert ref][insert full...
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15th Aug
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Discharge of legal rightsI, [person disclaiming legal rights], residing at [ ] have had notified and explained to me the effect of the provisions of...
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15th Aug
Q&As
If someone is domiciled in Scotland will their assets in England be bound by forced heirship rules, or just to those held in Scotland.We refer you to...
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31st Jul
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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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26th Sep
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Produced in partnership with Pamela Todd, Partner of Harper Macleod LLP ...
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26th Sep
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Produced in partnership with Pamela Todd, Partner of Harper Macleod LLP Subscribed for and on behalf of [Name of body]   ...
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26th Sep
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Produced in partnership with Pamela Todd, Partner of Harper Macleod LLP Subscribed by [ ] as partner of and trustee for the Firm...
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26th Sep
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Produced in partnership with Pamela Todd, Partner of Harper Macleod LLP ...
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26th Sep
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Produced in partnership with Pamela Todd, Partner of Harper Macleod LLP ...
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26th Sep

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