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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
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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 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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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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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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Where a beneficiary either:•is a minor (ie under the age of 18) and unmarried or•has attained majority or has married under that age but is required...
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12th Apr
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The meaning of words commonly found in Private Client drafting and legislation which are intended to refer to children can differ depending on the...
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9th Apr
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Appropriation is a process by which a personal representative or a trustee uses a specific asset in the estate or trust fund, to meet in full or in...
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9th Apr
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Increasingly, UK trustees hold foreign assets as part of trust property. This may be because:•they have been put into trust by the original...
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9th Apr
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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 9th Apr
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Nature of powersA trustee's powers may be either:•administrative, ie powers relating to prudent management in the discharge of the trustee's duty to...
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9th Apr
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The self-dealing ruleThe self-dealing rule is connected to, but distinct from, the fair dealing rule as well as the genuine transaction rule. There is...
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9th Apr
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Source and availabilitySourcesTrustees have certain powers conferred on them by statute, in particular by the Trustee Act 1925 (TA 1925) and the...
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9th Apr
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Trustee powersWhen purchasing trust property the trustees should initially consider whether the purchase is:•permitted under the statutory...
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9th Apr
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Trustees' powersAs trusts can arise by operation of law as well as by way of express trusts, the law must provide implied powers to enable trustees to...
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9th Apr
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Powers to investTrustees' powers to administer a trust are set out in statute, mainly the Trustee Act 1925 and the Trustee Act 2000 (TrA 2000) as...
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9th Apr
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General lawThe original trust fundFor a settlement to be effective it needs property to be subject to the trusts. When a settlement is created the...
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9th Apr
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General investment powerThe powers possessed by trustees to administer a trust effectively emanate from statute, mainly the Trustee Act 1925 (TA 1925)...
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9th Apr
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In Public Trustee v Cooper, the English High Court recognised that it had the jurisdiction to bless the ‘momentous decision’ of a trustee, thus...
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Produced in partnership with Nicholas Holland and Georgia Angus of McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP 9th Apr
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Nature of dutiesThe difference between a duty and a power is:•the performance of a duty is obligatory•powers are to a greater or lesser degree...
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9th Apr
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STOP PRESS: On 11 March 2020, the Court of Appeal issued a judgment allowing both appeals in the Dawson-Damer v Taylor Wessing LLP case as to (1)...
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Produced in partnership with Adam Carvalho, Owen O'Rorke and Alan Baker of Farrer & Co 9th Apr
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This Practice Note is the first of two Practice Notes covering the data protection regime and its application to trustees. In this Practice Note, the...
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Produced in partnership with Alan Baker and Owen O'Rorke of Farrer & Co 8th Apr
Q&As
An overview of the law on perpetuities and accumulations can be found in Practice Note: Perpetuities and accumulations.It appears that the trust in...
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31st Mar
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Letting of agricultural landAgricultural tenanciesThe Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995 (ATA 1995) introduced farm business tenancies (FBTs) to replace...
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