A second bite of the cherry? 20/05/2013
Emily Brand and Anna-Laura Lock at law firm Winckworth Sherwood look at the time limitations on revisiting a divorce and whether a change in an ex-husband's financial circumstances leaves the door open for further claims.
Changes to IHT guidance following Golding decision 14/05/2013
HMRC has announced changes to IHT guidelines following the tax agenciy’s defeat in its case against Golding. This case was heard by the First Tier Tax Tribunal in March 2011 and followed a determination by HMRC that the deceased’s farmhouse was not agricultural property in accordance with IHTA84/S115(2).
Two Hastings-Bass decisions provide further clarity 14/05/2013
The UK Supreme Court has produced a ruling on two instances where a trust has been set up but then proved to be disadvantageous- in this case after following bad advice.
Couple wins Jersey trust case 08/05/2013
A couple - who found their Jersey trust did not perform as they expected, after a transaction to purchase three buy-to-let flats was considered to be covered by English law - has won a Jersey Royal Court case to have it covered by the Channel Island’s law.
Jersey case will have repercussions for trustee industry - Withers partner 24/04/2013
A Jersey court judgment issued this week will have major repercussions for the trustee industry, according to Withers' lead partner Dawn Goodman.
Concerns continue about the application of Shariah law in Dubai for UK ex-pats 22/04/2013
The inheritance laws in Dubai remain uncertain for non-Muslim ex-pats residing in the region. As a result, estate planning is far from straight-forward. Angela Calnan, a senior associate at Channel Island law firm Collas Crill looks at the problematic legal framework and some possible estate planning solutions.
US law firm offers tips on preventing family feuds when an estate is divided 10/04/2013
Increasing numbers of UHNW families using written constitutions 08/04/2013
The number of ultra-high-net-worth (UHNW) families that have ‘written constitutions’ to govern decision-making has risen sharply since the financial crisis, according to the Stonehage Group, a fiduciary, trust and wealth management firm.
Trust and estate confidence on a three year high 05/04/2013
Trust and estate practitioners are confident of a good long-term future despite fears over the short term according to an industry survey.
Rebranded trust company appoints head of communications and PR 19/03/2013
International trust and corporate service provider, First Names Group has appointed Jennie Jewell as group head of marketing, communications and PR with immediate effect.