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ATED late filing penalties: cause for celebration?

This article summarises the ATED rules and reviews a recent First-tier Tax Tribunal decision that clarifies HMRC’s ability to impose daily late filing penalties

17 November 2020

Trustee Exoneration Clauses and Pleading Dishonesty

In this article, we consider the Court of Appeal’s judgment in Sofer v SwissIndependent Trustees SA [2020] EWCA CIV 699

10 November 2020

The new non-resident SDLT surcharge: an overview

A two per cent non-resident SDLT surcharge will apply from 1 April 2021. Our Tax Team provides an overview of the changes, highlighting some areas of possible difficulty
09 November 2020

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Webinar on demand: In conversation with Sir Edward Troup

On 6 October 2020, we were joined by Sir Edward Troup, who gave an insider’s view of possible tax changes affecting Private Wealth

14 October 2020

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
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