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Liferent trusts—ScotlandLiferent trustsA liferent trust (or trust liferent) is a trust which, when settled, confers a use and income benefit, or both,...
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Produced in partnership with Peter Murrin of Turcan Connell 19th May
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What is an offshore trust?A trust is formed either by lifetime gift or on death when a person (the settlor) transfers assets to another person or...
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Produced in partnership with Mourant Ozannes and Carey Olsen 19th May
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Nature and classification of trusts—the three certaintiesCertaintyIn order for a settlor to create a private express trust the three certainties must...
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19th May
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Taxation of age 18–25 trusts—IHTThe special category of age 18–25 trusts was introduced by Finance Act 2006 (FA 2006) to offer some compensation for...
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Produced in partnership with Paul Davies of Clarke Willmott 19th May
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Private Client—Luxembourg—Q&A guideTaxation regimeWhat factors determine tax liability in your jurisdiction (eg domicile, residence or...
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Produced in partnership with Eric Fort of Arendt & Medernach 19th May
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Creation of trusts—beneficiariesWho may be beneficiariesEvery person who would be capable of owning property if of full age and sound mind may be a...
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19th May
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CGT—giftsA gift of an asset is a disposal for capital gains tax (CGT) purposes. It can, therefore, trigger a CGT charge on the gain deemed to have...
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Produced in partnership with Laura Poots (Barrister) of Pump Court Tax Chambers 19th May
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CGT—reliefsFORTHCOMING CHANGE: On 14 July 2020, the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) published its online survey and a call for evidence to seek...
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19th May
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Beddoe applicationsWhen trustees are engaged in trust litigation, issues often arise as to how their litigation costs are to be funded. A Beddoe...
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Produced in partnership with Kate Davenport QC of Outer Temple Chambers and Adele Isaacs of Bankside Chambers 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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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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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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Statutory Wills—Court of Protection applicationsWhat is a statutory Will?Where a person is incapable of making a valid Will for themselves, the Court...
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19th May
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Cayman Islands STAR trusts—common usesThis Practice Note provides guidance on Cayman Islands STAR trusts. For general information about the Cayman...
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Produced in partnership with Mourant Ozannes and Carey Olsen 19th May
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Discretionary trusts—ScotlandWhat is a discretionary trust?A discretionary trust or discretionary settlement is an arrangement created when an...
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Produced in partnership with Peter Murrin of Turcan Connell 19th May

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