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IHT—quick succession reliefQuick succession relief (QSR), which is not to be confused with taper relief, applies to a transfer of value which attracts...
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Produced in partnership with Katya Vagner of PwC 19th May
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Capital gains tax issues on deathSTOP PRESS: The Office of Tax Simplification published its first report on the review of capital gains tax (CGT) on...
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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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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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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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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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Assessment for residential accommodationCoronavirus (COVID-19): The content of this Practice Note is temporarily affected by the coronavirus...
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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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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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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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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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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—power of advancementWhere a beneficiary either:•is a minor (ie under the age of 18) and unmarried or•has attained majority or has married...
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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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Validity of Wills—form of WillSTOP PRESS: With effect from 2 November 2020, the Non-Contentious Probate Rules 1987, SI 1987/2024 (NCPR 1987) are...
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Validity of Wills—presumptionsIf a Will is rational, in regular form and appears to be duly executed, the following presumptions apply:•due...
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Validity of Wills—foreign elementSTOP PRESS: With effect from 2 November 2020, the Non-Contentious Probate Rules 1987, SI 1987/2024 (NCPR 1987) are...
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Validity of Wills—signatureSTOP PRESS: With effect from 2 November 2020, the Non-Contentious Probate Rules 1987, SI 1987/2024 (NCPR 1987) are amended...
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5th Jun
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Validity of Wills—rectification of WillsCORONAVIRUS (COVID-19): As announced on 17 April 2020, the President of the Family Division, Sir Andrew...
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Validity of Wills—privileged WillsSTOP PRESS: With effect from 2 November 2020, the Non-Contentious Probate Rules 1987, SI 1987/2024 (NCPR 1987) are...
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Requirements for a valid WillSTOP PRESS: With effect from 2 November 2020, the Non-Contentious Probate Rules 1987, SI 1987/2024 (NCPR 1987) are...
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Validity of Wills—alterations, interlineations and erasuresSTOP PRESS: With effect from 2 November 2020, the Non-Contentious Probate Rules 1987, SI...
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