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Court of Appeal confirms that parties can be forced to engage in certain types of ADR

September 26 2019 The Court of Appeal recently overturned the High Court judgment in Lomax v Lomax, confirming that the courts can order early neutral evaluation even…

Tax considerations for private clients in United Kingdom (England & Wales)

December 10 2019 An overview of key tax considerations for private clients in United Kingdom (England & Wales), including coverage of tax residence and domicile, capital gains, inheritance, real estate and trusts.

Proprietary estoppel claims - lessons from recent case law

April 11 2019 Proprietary estoppel claims often arise in a farming and/or family context and 2018 was a bumper year for such claims. No fewer than 12 claims relying…

Snapshot: tax considerations for private clients in United Kingdom (England & Wales)

December 18 2020 An overview of key tax considerations for private clients in United Kingdom (England & Wales), including coverage of tax residence and domicile, capital gains, inheritance, real estate and trusts.

Is it time to consider blockchain-based trusts?

May 30 2019 With the slow but inexorable process of tokenisation, whereby real-world assets are moved onto blockchains and represented by tokens, it is only a…

Government announces that no-fault divorce will become law in 2022

June 17 2021 After a long journey, and much campaigning over the years, it seems like the wait for no-fault divorces will finally be over on 6 April 2022. The…

Introduction to philanthropy - from vision to reality

May 20 2021 This article provides an introduction to family philanthropy, outlining the key issues that need to be considered in order to ensure a successful…

Why is a family investment company a good way to pass on wealth?

May 6 2021 If, for whatever reason, a trust or a simple outright gift to children is inappropriate, what are the alternatives? Some years ago, much was made of…

Making and updating a will: a crucial estate planning tool

April 29 2021 Making a will is a vital part of any estate planning exercise. Sharing wealth with family and other loved ones in the most tax-efficient way possible…

How to protect the 'bank of mum and dad' when your child is cohabiting

April 22 2021 Unmarried, cohabiting couples are the fastest-growing type of family, with an increase of more than 25% in the past decade. As house prices continue…