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The treatment of trusts in divorce proceedings

There is a mistaken belief that trust assets are protected in the event of divorce. This is not the case, but there are some practical steps to be considered
24 July 2020

British National (Overseas): latest update on the new immigration route

The Home Office has issued further guidance on the new immigration route – the Hong Kong BN(O) Visa
23 July 2020

Alternative Dispute Resolution: benefits and use during (and after) the COVID-19 crisis

The impact of COVID-19 on separating families and the delays in the courts, has highlighted the benefits of ADR. We look at ADR options and how they work

17 July 2020

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Webinar on-demand: "Spousal Maintenance: a Science not an Art."

This webinar is a recording of a virtual debate on whether mathematical formulae should replace judicial discretion in awards of spousal maintenance
13 July 2020

Important Inheritance Tax Changes for Trusts

We consider Inheritance Tax changes for Trusts in the 2020 Finance Bill and urgent restructuring which trustees and settlors may want to consider where they have excluded property trusts
09 July 2020

Press release

Burges Salmon associate recognised in STEP Excellence Awards 2020

Helen MacLeod, associate in the firm’s Private Client Services team, achieved one of the highest scores in the STEP Advanced Certificate
01 July 2020

Domicile and Long-Term Residence: an early domicile conclusion can become an unwanted gift

The FTT decided it had authority to determine the taxpayer’s domicile status during an application for a closure notice and appeal against an information notice
18 June 2020

Re. Baron Templeman of White Lackington (Deceased) - Scrabble and the Golden Rule

At a time when the number of people looking to make or update their Wills has increased dramatically, this case has brought the issue of testamentary capacity and the 'Golden Rule' into focus
29 May 2020

The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill: Reform and its Implications

An examination of the push for reform of the law on divorce and the changes that the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill will bring about
15 May 2020

COVID-19: How validly to sign a Will whilst social distancing

Social distancing can make signing a Will with two witnesses quite challenging. In this article, we consider how a valid Will can be made during these unprecedented times
28 April 2020

Fisher v HMRC: The Upper-Tier Tribunal decision

The Upper-Tier Tribunal decision in Fisher v HMRC has clarified the scope of the Transfer of Assets Abroad code and the applicability of the motive defence
16 April 2020

COVID-19: Mitigating the impact on the charity sector

This article considers how charity trustees and philanthropists can mitigate the impact of social distancing upon the delivery of charitable goods and services
15 April 2020
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