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The UK Trusts Register – Where are we now?

HMRC have released the draft regulations implementing the 5th MLD changes to the UK Trusts Register. Our Tax Team examines the scope of these changes

27 July 2020

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

Tax Changes: delaying the inevitable?

As anticipated, no major tax announcements were made in the 'mini-budget'. We consider what changes may be coming and provide some thoughts for planning ahead
21 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

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

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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

FAQs: UK immigration options and tax considerations for Hong Kong citizens

As a result of the uncertainties and unrest in Hong Kong, a significant number of Hong Kong citizens have been considering their options to emigrate
12 June 2020

Divorce and Family Law during the COVID-19 pandemic: FAQs

COVID-19 has heightened the emotional toll of divorce, financial remedy and children proceedings. We address clients’ FAQs
11 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 Act 2020: 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 Act 2020 will bring about
15 May 2020
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