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  • The seven hidden dangers of Will drafting

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    Date: 20 July 2018

    Catherine Whitaker looks at seven “hidden dangers” in will drafting that, if ignored, undermine the intention and scope of your will and undermine the well-being and financial security of loved ones.
  • Inheritance Tax – The £1M Giveaway

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    Date: 09 May 2018

    Olly Davidson, a solicitor in our Wills, Trusts and Estates team at FSP provides an update on Inheritance Tax and the importance of reviewing your Wills and current Inheritance Tax position.
  • How are judicial decisions in Adult Child IPFDA developing post Ilott?

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    Date: 16 August 2017

    What do professional advisers need to know about this case and claims by an adult child against an estate?
  • Failing to prevent tax evasion is now an offence

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    Date: 21 July 2017

    Philippa Roles considers the new provisions making companies and partnerships liable to criminal charges if a person associated with them knowingly or unknowingly facilitates tax evasion by another person and they did not have sufficient procedures in place to prevent that facilitation.
  • Declarations of Trust and Cohabitation Agreements

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    Date: 15 September 2016

    What are they and why might I need one? Lindsay Allen from our Family Team provides the answers.
  • Offshore Trusts and Unexpected Tax Consequences

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    Date: 25 February 2016

    Bill Dixon, a partner and member of FSP’s Inheritance and Trusts Disputes team, considers what an individual’s remedies are if an offshore trust fails to deliver anticipated tax savings.
  • Wills: a recent court ruling on the forfeiture rule

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    Date: 21 January 2016

    Bill Dixon a partner and member of FSP’s Inheritance and Trust Disputes Team, comments on a recent court decision about when someone guilty of murder or manslaughter can inherit.
  • Vulnerable beneficiaries- Discretionary trusts

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    Date: 16 April 2014

    How to protect your assets and those of your loved ones during lifetime and on death.
  • Gift Aid: small donations scheme

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    Date: 17 October 2012

    From April 2013 charities and community amateur sports clubs will be able to claim Gift Aid style payments for small donations without the need for individual donor declarations.
  • Charity donations: a useful tax planning tool

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    Date: 12 July 2012

    As we all continue to feel the pinch, and with no immediate end in sight to these austere times, is there anything charities can do to encourage people to keep donating?
  • Popping the prenup question

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    Date: 28 January 2011

    Sue Vandersteen head of the Wills trusts and estates team provides an insight into the barriers facing individuals in organising their personal affairs during life and on death.
  • Will power: why you should make a Will

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    Date: 28 January 2011

    Catherine Whitaker of our wills, trusts and tax planning department explains why it is so important that you make a Will - before it's too late.
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney - do I need one?

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    Date: 14 October 2010

    A brief examination of why lasting powers of attorney are important.
  • New bundle of joy? Quick, make a Will!

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    Date: 14 October 2010

    Article aimed at encouraging new parents to review their existing Will provisions, or make a Will for the first time.
  • Inheritance tax - forewarned is forearmed

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    Date: 10 September 2010

    What can you do to reduce the ultimate tax bill?
  • Grazing licences

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    Date: 31 July 2009

    Marcus Francis comments on the use of grazing licences and agreements and highlights some of the pitfalls to be avoided.
  • What is mediation?

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    Date: 03 November 2008

    The purpose of this quick guide is to explain what mediation is and how it works in civil disputes. (Note that mediation has a different meaning in family proceedings and this guide does not address that context).
  • Are nil rate band discretionary trusts redundant?

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    Date: 26 September 2008

    The law relating to inheritance tax and nil rate bands for spouses (including civil partners) has changed and nil rate band discretionary trusts may no longer be needed in a Will. Now may be a good time to review your Will and this article sets on some of the advantages and disadvantages of using a nil rate band discretionary trust.
  • Brave new world for powers of attorney

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    Date: 08 February 2008

    It is important to remember that a power of attorney is an extremely powerful document and that in the wrong hands, it could cause great damage and be subject to abuse.