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Threat - the role of coercion under UAE law
  • STA Law Firm Ltd
  • United Arab Emirates
  • August 22 2017

It is almost universally accepted, both in law and with consideration of morals that agreements entered into under coercion cannot, at all, be

Queensland Statutory Will Application Dismissed
  • BAL Lawyers
  • Australia
  • August 21 2017

Last week the Supreme Court of Queensland gave its reasons for dismissing an application for a Statutory Will in a $17.3 million dollar estate. The

The residence nil rate band - do I qualify?
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom
  • August 21 2017

The residence nil rate band is an inheritance tax allowance applying in addition to the ordinary nil rate band which is currently fixed at £325,000

The benefits of appointing a professional executor
  • Hugh James Solicitors
  • United Kingdom
  • August 18 2017

An executor is the person or organisation you chose to administer your estate and carry out the wishes in your will. When writing your will deciding

Co-Executors’ Choice of Appraiser Upheld
  • Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP
  • USA
  • August 18 2017

In Heisinger v. Cleary, 150 A.3d 1136 (2016), the Supreme Court of Connecticut upheld the Co-Executors’ engagement of Management Professional Planning

New bill in Flemish inheritance tax makes deduction of debt to the surviving spouse in accordance with the marriage contract impossible
  • Loyens & Loeff
  • Belgium
  • August 17 2017

On 14 July 2017 the Flemish government approved a bill that makes the deduction of a debt to the surviving spouse in the estate of the predeceased

If It’s Not In The Will, Does It Matter What The Testator Wants?
  • Bryan Cave LLP
  • USA
  • August 17 2017

If you want someone to get your money or property when you die, why don’t you just say so? The case reporters are thick with stories of testators who

Inheritance claim failed because not working was a ‘lifestyle choice’
  • Wright Hassall LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 16 2017

It has been five months now since the judgement was handed down by the Supreme Court in the infamous case of Ilott v Mitson, in which we were

Fiscal Watch - Land Tax - Foreign Surcharge - Family Trusts
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • August 15 2017

If you have a family trust which owns residential land in NSW or proposes to acquire residential land in NSW you may need to amend your trust deed to

Transition of Family Business Ownership and Management
  • William Fry
  • Ireland
  • August 15 2017

For family business owners, transitioning the family business evokes big questions; Should this be done during my lifetime or on my death? Is there a