Trust And Estate

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Investec Trust acquisition completed family office jigsaw for Salamanca Group says its new ex-Barclays senior hire

12/03/2014

Following the addition of the Investec Trust business (see eprivateclient 17/10/2013), Salamanca Group has the building blocks in place to create ...

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Surviving civil partner's entitlement to pension death benefits can be restricted, Pinsent Masons warns

28/02/2014

A surviving civil partner's entitlement to claim death benefits from his or her deceased partner's defined benefit (DB) pension scheme can ...

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Court upholds will made by schizophrenic to benefit of charity - Vegetarian Society & Another v Scott

28/02/2014

The case of Vegetarian Society & Another v Scott [2013] EWHC 4097 (Ch) involved the estate of John McKeen, a schizophrenic ...

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Spend money now or expect hefty inheritance tax liabilities, Towry warns

21/02/2014

After a lifetime of saving for their future and with rising long-term care costs, it is not surprising that many reach ...

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Cripps Harries Hall sign up to Law Society wills and inheritance accreditation

10/02/2014

A Kent law firm has become one of the first in the country to be awarded a new kite mark accreditation ...

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High-profile Guernsey trust court case win for Carey Olsen sets 'important precedent on trustee liability'

31/01/2014

Offshore law firm Carey Olsen has acted for the winning parties in a decision issued by Guernsey's Royal Court in a ...

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Signature error ultimately proves not to be fatal to Will

27/01/2014

The Supreme Court gave its judgment in the case of Marley v Rawlings on 22 January 2014.

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Supreme Court judgment on Will dispute case 'common sense' according to law firm head of private client

24/01/2014

A UK Supreme Court judgment published this week (22/01/2014) concerning a dispute which arose due to an administrative mistake in signing-off ...

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Average Prime London prices to hit £1.62m in 2014

15/01/2014

Despite increases to taxes and changes in the regulations governing what structures a property can be held in, specialist residential investment ...

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European private equity firm takes stake in US legal sevices firm

13/01/2014

LegalZoom.com, a US provider of online legal solutions for small businesses and families, and Permira, a European private equity firm, have ...

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