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Court of Protection clarifies rules for gifts made under Lasting Powers of Attorney

The Office of the Public Guardian has provided guidance for attorneys who make gifts on behalf of donors whose interests they represent and protect.

Shahida Jogi
Shahida Jogi Associate
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Chancellor of the Exchequer hints at abolishing inheritance tax in the future

At the Conservative conference this week, Sajid Javid has hinted that the government may consider scrapping inheritance tax.


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Does charity always begin at home?

The value of charitable donations made through gifts donated in wills has risen by 50% over the last decade.

Sally Cook
Sally Cook Solicitor

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What if I don’t want my Inheritance?

It is a common misconception that following an individual’s death nothing can be done to alter that person’s Will or alter where assets passing under…

Richard Bate
Richard Bate Partner

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Scarle v Scarle and the ’commorientes’ rule: who died first?

HHJ Philip Kramer, sitting as a judge of the High Court, gave his judgment last Tuesday (13 August 2019) in the matter of Scarle v Scarle.

Matthew Morton
Matthew Morton Principal Associate

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OTS recommends major shake-up of IHT Regime

The Office of Tax Simplification has published the second part of its report into simplifying the UK’s Inheritance Tax rules.

Lorraine Wilson
Lorraine Wilson Solicitor

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Family investment companies – an option worth considering

A Family Investment Company is a company, created by and for family members that typically will hold investments rather than operate a trade.

David Stokes
David Stokes Principal Associate

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First instance, the appeal and “standing still” in claims under the Inheritance Act

Cowan v Foreman [2019] EWCA Civ 1336 has just gone before the Court of Appeal

Matthew Morton
Matthew Morton Principal Associate

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