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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.
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.
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.
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.
First instance, the appeal and “standing still” in claims under the Inheritance Act
Cowan v Foreman  EWCA Civ 1336 has just gone before the Court of Appeal