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Where a solicitor has acted for a client prior to their death, can the solicitor surrender the client's files to their executor, particularly with...
4th Aug
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Where a QIIP trust ends during the lifetime of the life tenant, and funds are appointed to an individual so the life tenant is deemed to make a PET,...
4th Aug
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Can a pre-2010 discretionary trust be varied to alter the accumulation period, where the primary beneficiary is 21 and has learning disabilities?An...
3rd Aug
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Can a UK bank refuse to recognise a foreign power of attorney and in that case, an application to court must be made to get a declaration that the...
Produced in partnership with Graham Stott of gunnercooke LLP 3rd Aug
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Can capacity assessments be undertaken remotely by video?The Vice-President of the Court of Protection, Mr Justice Hayden, has issued guidance for...
3rd Aug
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Can you execute a Deed of Variation in an estate to benefit an individual who was not alive at the date of death of the testator?Section 142(1) of the...
3rd Aug
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Is stamp duty reserve tax (SDRT) payable on the transfer of a beneficial interest in shares where the legal interest is not being transferred?The...
Produced in partnership with Mary Ashley of Old Square Tax Chambers 2nd Aug
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Is it possible for the third party’s half share to be held as tenant in common and the couple’s share to be held as joint tenants?Case studyProperty...
Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 1st Aug
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Where registered property is held by joint tenants and one spouse dies and then the surviving spouse dies, what is needed to effect a valid transfer...
Produced in partnership with Jonathan Edwards of Radcliffe Chambers 1st Aug
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A grant of probate has been issued with powers reserved to an appointed executor under a Will. How can the executor obtain full powers?Reservation of...
Produced in partnership with Lynne Counsell of 9 Stone Buildings 1st Aug
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Who pays the inheritance tax due on a failed PET where the PET was on the termination of an interest in possession trust during lifetime with trust...
Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 1st Aug
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Can the executor of one tenant in common who is also selling as the attorney of the other tenant in common effect a valid transfer of the...
Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 1st Aug
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How can a testator ensure that the residence nil rate band will apply where a property is to be left on trust for the testator’s minor children?This...
1st Aug

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