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UK consults on reforms to non-contentious probate


The President of the Family Division's Working Group is consulting on the proposed amendments to the Non-Contentious Probate Rules 1987.

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Hawksford and Carey Olsen set legal precedent and secure UK charities £1.5m


Three UK charities are set to gain £1.5m as a result of a landmark court case in Jersey which has set ...

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Carey Olsen expands BVI and Cayman trust law capabilities with new appointment


Carey Olsen's trust capabilities in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) and the Cayman Islands have been expanded with the appointment of ...

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Withers sketches the impact of US Supreme Court decision on same-sex couples


While two landmark decisions on same-sex marriage by the US Supreme Court leave questions unanswered they do offer opportunities for tax ...

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Law Society launches new standard for wills and estate administration


The Law Society has launched its first recognised quality standard for wills and estate administration. The Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme ...

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Relatives abuse position to steal over £230,000 from 92-year-old - but won't have to pay it back


Relatives of a 92-year-old woman who were appointed to manage her affairs used their position as a "licence to loot" nearly ...

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Hiscox expands foreign home insurance offering


Specialist global insurer Hiscox has launched an improved overseas home insurance offering for its private clients with new lines of cover ...

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Coutts restructures international trust business to focus on Jersey - selling Cayman arm


Coutts is restructuring its trust business, to develop a "centre of expertise" in Jersey.

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EXCLUSIVE: Farrer explores implications of Prest case


On 12 June 2013 The Supreme Court handed down its eagerly awaited landmark decision in the case of Prest v Petrodel ...

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Anti-Avoidance by Simplification


On 31 May H M Revenue & Customs launched a second consultation on the simplification of periodic and exit charges for ...

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