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Beware The Conditional Gifts – High Court Rules Children Of Beneficiary Take Gift Subject To Conditions Subsequent In Will Despite Lack Of Knowledge
A recent decision of the High Court clarified that where a beneficiary of a will predeceases the testator and the gift vests in the beneficiary's children under s. 33 of the Wills Act 1837
19 Aug 2019
Court Of Appeal Overturns High Court Decision In Cowan v Foreman To Grant Permission To Bring Claim For Financial Provision Under The Inheritance (Provision For Family And Dependants) Act 1975 17 Months Out Of Time
In the recent decision in Cowan v Foreman [2019] EWCA 1336 the Court of Appeal overturned the first instance decision and granted permission to the applicant to bring a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants)
14 Aug 2019
Change To Wills Notification Service Leaves Charities Feeling Frustrated
The HM Courts & Tribunals Service announced they are changing its system for alerting charities when money has been left to them in someone's Will.
9 Aug 2019
High Court Refuses Permission To Bring Out Of Time Application Under Section 4 Of The Inheritance (Provision For Family And Dependants) Act 1975 In Hendry v Hendry & Pertiwi [2019] EWHC 1976 (Ch)
In the latest in a series of decisions on out of time claims, the High Court refused permission to bring an out of time claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants)
8 Aug 2019
Cohabitation Agreement
I own my home and my partner is soon to move in with me. A friend suggested a cohabitation agreement. Do you think that's really necessary? What are the benefits?
30 Jul 2019
UK Marriage Law Under Review - Outdoor Marriages
Marriage is a rare and special occasion in anyone's life.
30 Jul 2019
Belgium Launches Custody Mandate
At a time of increasing life expectancy and rapid demographic ageing, it is not surprising that many people are worried about how their affairs would be managed if they were to lose the capacity
29 Jul 2019
Online Divorce: Use It Wisely To Ensure Progress Doesn't Replace Prudence
The online divorce service was rolled out by HMCTS on 1 May 2018 following a successful pilot in 2017. Similar to the HMRC online tax portal, the service allows members of the public to apply
25 Jul 2019
Being Strategic – How To Be 'Brexit Ready' In Divorce And Family Law
There remains lots of uncertainty surrounding Brexit. Will the UK leave without a deal? If there is a deal, what will it look like, when will it come and will there then be a further referendum
25 Jul 2019
Jurisdictions And The Pre-Nuptial Agreement: Do It Right
If you are going to do it, take the time to do it right. That's the message coming from the courts about executing pre-nuptial agreements, particularly those that have a cross-jurisdictional element.
25 Jul 2019
Family Offices Managing Investments (Video)
Jeremy Arnold discusses the choices available to a family office as to how it chooses to manage investments on behalf of a family which may vary from a ‘light touch' approach to much more heavily invested, requiring a much higher skill set.
19 Jul 2019
What Is A Family Office? (Video)
Jeremy Arnold outlines the concept of a family office and what it does, highlighting the fact that it can come in many shapes and sizes, is largely dependent on what the family is trying to achieve and the asset base.
19 Jul 2019
Consent To IVF: What Happens If Your Relationship Breaks Down?
Starting a family and ending a marriage or civil partnership rarely go hand-in-hand. However, it can happen. Where one party feels the marriage has broken down and no longer wants children
16 Jul 2019
Residence Nil-Rate Band Against Inheritance Tax – Will Your Estate Qualify?
Potentially, a couple could have a combined inheritance tax nil rate band of £1m from 6th April 2020
15 Jul 2019
An Everyday Story Of English Country Folk? The Archers, Postnups And Protecting The Family Business On Divorce
‘…We are talking about protecting the future of the farm, Tony, the thing we have worked for all our lives…it concerns the whole family. Being clear and upfront about where everybody
12 Jul 2019
Preparing For Sunset - What Every Lawyer Needs To Know About The Gift And Estate Tax
This article was originally published in Daily Journal's "Wealth with Withers" column on June 25th, 2019. You can view the reprint from Daily Journal. Read more about the launch
11 Jul 2019
Surrogacy Law In The UK: It's Time To Have Your Say On New Proposals
Surrogacy is a ‘life line' for those who are unable to carry a pregnancy and the building block used by increasing numbers of modern families to have children of their own. However, UK surrogacy
3 Jul 2019
"Wealth With Withers" Column Launches In Daily Journal
The California legal publication, Daily Journal, launched this week a regular column featuring articles by Withers attorneys titled, "Wealth with Withers."
2 Jul 2019
Having A Baby? Our New-Born Legal Essentials Checklist: Family Law Issues
Having a baby is a momentous occasion in any person's life.Having a baby is a momentous occasion in any person's life.
26 Jun 2019
Lasting Powers Of Attorney And Executors
The court recently held that an appointed executor under the Will who had lost mental capacity, can be replaced by her Attorney.
25 Jun 2019
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