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HMRC investigating one in four estates

It has been reported that HMRC is investigating almost one in four estates on which Inheritance Tax is due.

Lorraine Wilson
Lorraine Wilson Solicitor

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Inheritance Provision for Family and Dependants Act 1975; claims, limitation periods and pre nuptial agreements

The High Court of England and Wales has recently rejected a claim for reasonable financial provision from the estate of Michael Frederick Hendry

Sally Cook
Sally Cook Associate

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How to avoid the ‘Hurley’ Burley of a disputed trust or estate

The son of actor Liz Hurley, Damian Hurley, is set to inherit a share of his grandfather’s estate after a decision handed down by Judge Daniel Juarez…

Matthew Morton
Matthew Morton Principal Associate

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An Executor’s right of indemnity

The recent case of Mussell and another v Patience and another [2019] considered the Executors’ right of indemnity for costs incurred in an…

Fiona Turner
Fiona Turner Partner

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Making a will and conditional gifts

Where a testator's child predeceases them, a gift left within a Will passes to their descendants unless a contrary intention states otherwise.

Lorraine Wilson
Lorraine Wilson Solicitor

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A reminder on the succession of farming tenancies

Farmer’s son loses right to his late father’s farm tenancy in a recent High Court case

Lorraine Wilson
Lorraine Wilson Solicitor

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The importance of understanding your responsibility as a Trustee

Court of Appeal upholds High Court decision in relation to establishing personal liability of trustees where a decision was made despite a lack of…

Courtney L'homme
Courtney L'homme Solicitor

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How should banks, accountants, utilities and financial services advisers deal with England and Wales powers of attorney?

OPG issues guidance advising companies on how to deal with customers whose decisions are taken under power of attorney.

Sally Cook
Sally Cook Associate

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