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Private Client Section

Tax and Estate Planning

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Brain trust

19 September 2017By

At the Private Client Section annual conference, Lesley King provided an update on recent developments in private client law, including the online trusts register, recent case law, and the rules around adoption and succession

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Workshop: IHT and the family homeSubscription

19 September 2017Updated: 19 September 2017By

Delegates at the conference could choose between five workshops, run twice over the course of the day. Jo Summers rounds up her workshop

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Rate of knotsSubscription

19 September 2017By

At the Private Client Section annual conference, Chris Whitehouse gave an update on capital tax planning after the 2017 budget, focusing in particular on the complexities of the new residence nil-rate band

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New criminal offence of failure to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion

22 August 2017By

A new corporate criminal offence of failing to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion comes into force on 30 September - yet many still seem not to know about it. In advance of a longer article in the November edition of PS, Stuart Adams explains why private client practitioners must sit up and pay attention.

Melinda Giles

Back to Basics: Funding of care feesSubscription

15 August 2017By ,

Melinda Giles and Fiona Heald outline the three main ways government will assist with care fees for a person going into care – through the local authority; NHS continuing healthcare; and section 117 funding – and explain when it is possible to claim, how to claim, and what is and what is not taken into account.

Stephen Haggett

At your discretionSubscription

14 August 2017By

Some commentators have suggested people will not be able to benefit from the new residence nil-rate band allowance if they include discretionary trusts in their wills. But Stephen C Haggett argues that flexible will trusts are still an invaluable part of estate planning

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Hide awaySubscription

8 August 2017By

As the cost of residential care rises, more people are attempting to protect their home and other assets from local authorities to avoid paying for care. Heledd Wyn explains why such actions are doomed to fail, and how local authorities will approach a so-called deliberate deprivation of assets

Yasmin Metcalfe

Standard fareSubscription

8 August 2017By

Over 100 countries have signed up for the Common Reporting Standard to automatically exchange tax information. But in a complex international tax regime, what is the solicitor’s role? Yasmin Metcalfe outlines the main principles of the standard

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The Private Client Section will provide you with support, advice, networking opportunities and enable the sharing of best practice with peers.

The current Section Engagement programme has been created in consultation with the Section Advisory Committee and will focus on key issues including:

  • NRB Changes
  • LPA Changes
  • Digital Assets
  • Cross Border Tax
  • IPFDA Cases
  • Care Act
  • Elderly Client
  • HMRC Disputes
  • Inheritance Tax
  • Trusts
  • Estate Administration
  • Capital Gains Tax

These issues will be addressed through a range of activities including: Workshops, Seminars, Conferences, Webinars, Website, E-newsletters, Magazines and a LinkedIn Group.

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