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Cayman Islands introduces new validity of Wills laws

21/02/2019

The Cayman Islands has introduced a new law, entitled Formal Validity of Wills (Persons Dying Abroad) Law 2018, which came into ...

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Probate fee hike: Potential implications on individuals and families

21/02/2019

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Head of probate at Thomson Snell & Passmore, Helen Stewart, looks at the impact that the proposed probate fees might have ...

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New powers for UK police and prosecuting authorities to access data held overseas

15/02/2019

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Legislation giving police and prosecutors the power to obtain faster access to electronic data held overseas has now become UK law

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Switzerland to open its doors to British citizens if UK crashes out of EU with no deal

14/02/2019

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Switzerland's Federal Council has signalled its intentions to safeguard its close bilateral relations with the United Kingdom after Brexit. At its ...

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Instructions for a Will: The conflict of interest issue

14/02/2019

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Wedlake Bell's Ann Stanyer looks at conflicts of interest in Will drafting in the context of taking instructions from couples at ...

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How a no deal Brexit could impact divorce

13/02/2019

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Leaving the European Union (EU) with no deal could result in a divorce no longer being recognised in other EU member ...

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'Death tax' scrapes through committee

11/02/2019

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The UK government's plans to increase probate fees to as much as £6,000 have been approved narrowly following a committee hearing ...

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No fault divorce set to become law in the UK

11/02/2019

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Legislation to introduce no-fault divorce in the UK is set to be introduced to parliament in the spring by Justice Minister ...

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JFSC joins global financial innovation network

07/02/2019

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The Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC) has signaled its intention to support financial innovation by joining the Global Financial Innovation Network ...

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FCA agrees no-deal Brexit MoUs with ESMA and EU regulators

04/02/2019

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The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has agreed Memoranda of Understandings (MoUs) with ESMA and EU regulators, in the event of the ...

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