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    Wars of succession

    2020-11-17T00:00:00Z

    Alberto Perez Cedillo recalls the bafflement of clients while trying to explain the rules of Spanish inheritance to them, and offers tips on how to get estate administrations with Spanish assets right first time

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    Are you being served?

    2020-11-17T00:00:00Z

    Victoria Newey explains the sometimes confusing process of serving respondents in the Court of Protection when making property and affairs applications

  • Julie Butler
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    Executor stress

    2020-11-17T00:00:00Z

    Coronavirus has emphasised the need to review farm wills, consider the key role of the executors, and understand the complexity of marginal inheritance tax reliefs, argue Julie Butler and Fred Butler . There are also new capital gain tax rules to grapple with

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    Life after Brexit

    2020-11-17T00:00:00Z

    It’s hard to believe that the General Data Protection Regulation has now been in force for nearly two and a half years. But with the Brexit transition period ending soon, there are now more disclosure and compliance issues to think about. Edward Hayes explains

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    Mutual interest

    2020-11-17T00:00:00Z

    You may think mutual wills are a dusty relic from the past that most solicitors don’t need to worry about. Think again – Stephanie Parish has encountered more than half a dozen this year alone. Here, she presents a guide on what mutual wills are and the pitfalls to ...

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    Take a bow

    2020-11-17T00:00:00Z

    After over 20 years on the Private Client Section committee, not to mention 16 years as a Law Society Council member, Helen Clarke is retiring from duties. Here, colleagues past and present pay tribute

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    The estate we’re in

    2020-11-17T00:00:00Z

    Holly Miéville-Hawkins investigates the Court of Protection’s approach to estate and inheritance tax planning, and analyses some recent case law

  • Fiona Heald
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    Unilateral thinking

    2020-11-17T00:00:00Z

    Fiona Heald considers how to deal with severances if a co-owner of property loses capacity

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    Weathering the storm

    2020-11-17T00:00:00Z

    Sarah McGovern explains how to navigate some of the issues likely to arise in estate administrations during a volatile market, including fluctuations in property prices

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    Deep impact

    2020-11-17T00:00:00Z

    Alberto Perez Cedillo takes an in-depth view on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the practice of international private client