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Identification of beneficial interestsThe personal representatives (PRs) of an estate must identify:•the beneficiary or beneficiaries entitled to each...
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26th Oct
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): As announced on 17 April 2020, the President of the Family Division, Sir Andrew McFarlane, authorised District Probate...
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Produced in partnership with Mark Lindley of Boodle Hatfield LLP 26th Oct
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FORTHCOMING CHANGE: The Non-Contentious Probate (Amendment) Rules 2020, SI 2020/1059 amend the Non-Contentious Probate Rules 1987, SI 1987/2024 with...
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13th Oct
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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19): The formal requirement for a valid Will to be witnessed in the presence of two witnesses is to be relaxed (with retrospective...
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9th Oct
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): As announced on 17 April 2020, the President of the Family Division, Sir Andrew McFarlane, authorised District Probate...
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9th Oct
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): As announced on 17 April 2020, the President of the Family Division, Sir Andrew McFarlane, authorised District Probate...
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8th Oct
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Coronavirus (Covid-19): For news and other resources to assist dispute resolution practitioners working in the civil courts to understand and stay...
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26th Sep
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Most of the work conducted throughout a probate matter is of a common nature. Consequently practitioners will find that they are, in essence,...
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26th Sep
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): As announced on 17 April 2020, the President of the Family Division, Sir Andrew McFarlane, authorised District Probate...
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26th Sep
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The major problem personal representatives (PRs) and/or beneficiaries encounter when faced with an actual or potential probate claim is how to, at the...
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26th Sep
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Definition and purpose of a WillIn general terms, a Will is a document made in accordance with the formal requirements laid down by section 9 of the...
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26th Sep
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The rights of a person appointed executor by a Will cease if they:•die without having taken out probate•fail to appear on being cited to take out...
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26th Sep
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The intestacy rulesIf the deceased died intestate, Parts III and IV of the Administration of Estates Act 1925 (AEA 1925) apply to:•all the movable...
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26th Sep
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ExecutorsAn executor is the person appointed by the Will to carry into effect its provisions and to administer the property of the testator. The...
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26th Sep
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Revocation of a WillA Will is revocable at any time during the testator's lifetime. A testator may not revoke their Will in any manner they choose: a...
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25th Sep
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Personal representatives' dutiesThe Administration of Estates Act 1925 (AEA 1925) states that personal representatives (PRs) must:•collect and get in...
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25th Sep

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FORTHCOMING CHANGE: The EU Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (5MLD) was published in the EU official journal on 19 June 2018 and came into force...
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26th Sep
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A distinction should be drawn between disclosure by the trustees under trust law, due to the rights of beneficiaries to receive information and...
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26th Sep
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FORTHCOMING CHANGE: The EU Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (5MLD) was published in the EU official journal on 19 June 2018 and came into force...
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26th Sep
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FORTHCOMING CHANGE: The EU Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (5MLD) was published in the EU official journal on 19 June 2018 and came into force...
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26th Sep
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FORTHCOMING CHANGE: The EU Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (5MLD) was published in the EU official journal on 19 June 2018 and came into force...
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26th Sep
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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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26th Sep
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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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26th Sep
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BREXIT IMPACT: As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK...
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26th Sep
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Brexit: As of exit day (31 January 2020), the UK is no longer an EU Member State, but it has entered an implementation period during which it...
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26th Sep
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The Fourth Money Laundering Directive (4MLD), replacing the Third Directive which had been in force since 2005, was transposed across Europe in June...
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27th Sep
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Brexit: On 31 January 2020, the UK ceased to be an EU Member State and entered an implementation period, during which it continues to be subject to EU...
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Produced in partnership with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP 28th Sep
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As a result of the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017, SI 2017/692 (the...
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28th Sep
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A Schedule 2 Share Incentive Plan (SIP) must provide for the setting up of a trust to hold plan shares. The SIP legislation sets out various...
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28th Sep
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In answering this Q&A, we have limited the research to cover the position where the trust property and trustees are in the UK.In May 2017, Form 41G,...
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28th Sep
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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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28th Sep
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Any trust which is a taxable relevant trust for the purposes of the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the...
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28th Sep

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