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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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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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Trustees—statutory powers of trusteesSource and availabilitySourcesTrustees have certain powers conferred on them by statute, in particular by the...
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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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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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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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Assessment for residential accommodationCoronavirus (COVID-19): The content of this Practice Note is temporarily affected by the coronavirus...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can an application be made to prevent a father benefitting under the intestacy rules where there has been no contact for a number of years prior to...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 3rd Sep
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Failure of gifts—causes and effectWhen the Will is drafted, it is important to consider as many eventualities as possible, to ensure that the gifts...
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3rd Sep
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Total intestacyThe intestacy rulesA total intestacy occurs when all of the deceased's property is undisposed of because:•the deceased did not make a...
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3rd Sep
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Does a gift in a Will to ‘my husband's children’ remain valid even if the deceased later divorces her husband?Where a testator makes a Will and...
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15th Aug
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Is there a rebuttable presumption that a legacy to an executor is conditional on him actually taking up the appointment as executor?Unlike a witness...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 15th Aug
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Where a Will provides for a legacy to A with a gift over to his children if A predeceases the testator, what is the position if A disclaims his...
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15th Aug
Practice notes
Partial intestacyDefinitionPartial intestacy may arise when a testator has made an effective testamentary disposition of part of their estate but has...
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15th Aug
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Can the remainderman of a life interest trust disclaim their interest? What are the IHT consequences of the remainderman disclaiming their interest on...
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15th Aug
Practice notes
Failure of gifts—disclaimer and acceptanceThe refusal of a gift prior to acceptance is known as a disclaimer.Freedom to disclaimThe law will not force...
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15th Aug
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Where a beneficiary under a Will witnesses a codicil to that Will, are the gifts to the beneficiary under the original Will still valid where the...
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15th Aug
Practice notes
Failure of gifts—lapseThere are a number of reasons why a gift may fail, including where a gift has lapsed. For further guidance on the various...
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15th Aug
Q&As
Does section 33 of the Wills Act 1837 apply to stepchildren?Section 33 of the Wills Act 1837 (WA 1837) provides that where:•a Will contains a devise...
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15th Aug
Practice notes
Failure of gifts—ademptionWhen applying the doctrines of ademption and abatement, a distinction is drawn between specific, general and demonstrative...
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15th Aug
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Where a property bequeathed to a beneficiary in a Will has been sold by the time of the testator’s death, what rights does the beneficiary have as...
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15th Aug
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Does section 33 of the Wills Act apply where a clause in a Will gives residue to 'such of my children who are alive at the date of my death'. There is...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 15th Aug

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