Lesley King

Lesley King

Lesley King is a freelance commentator, writer and speaker on private client law and practice, and former private client practice head at the College of Law in London.

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    Back to basics: Nil-rate band discretionary trusts

    2019-11-12T00:00:00

    Lesley King looks at the matters to consider when dealing with an estate where the will creates a nil-rate band discretionary trust

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    Mistakes and money-laundering

    2019-10-11T08:14:00

    Lesley King comments on a case where a trust beneficiary’s right to income was rescinded on the basis of mistake, and on the government’s consultation on implementing the Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive.

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    Plenary: Good as golden

    2019-09-17T00:00:00

    At the Private Client Section annual conference, Lesley King provided her yearly update on private client law and practice, covering the residence nil-rate band, the importance of the ‘golden rule’, and an urgent Court of Protection application

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    In a bind: drafting deadlines for conditional gifts in a will

    2019-09-03T16:48:00

    Lesley King comments on a case where the time to comply with the condition of a will expired before the beneficiaries were aware of it – and on Scarle v Scarle, which dealt with deaths in uncertain order.

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    Payment protection insurance and private client practitioners

    2019-06-20T11:32:00

    The cut-off date for payment protection insurance claims is 29 August 2019. Lesley King looks at what this means for private client practitioners

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    Probate fees and civil partnerships

    2019-04-15T15:57:00

    In something of a mixed bag this month, Lesley King comments on the introduction of civil partnerships for opposite-sex couples and the latest news on probate fees.

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    Out of time: claims under the Inheritance Act

    2019-03-13T16:08:00

    Lesley King comments on Cowan v Foreman and ors [2019] EWHC 349 Fam, and looks at what the case means for both contentious and non-contentious probate practitioners.

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    A stealthy new year: probate fees

    2019-01-16T16:12:00

    Lesley King comments on recent developments in the private client sector, such as the controversial increase in probate fees and new wording for grant applications.

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    Lasting things first: transparency rules and LPAs

    2018-10-18T09:17:00

    Lesley King comments on recent developments including the new transparency rules and guidance on lasting powers of attorney.

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    Plenary: Changing times

    2018-09-18T00:05:00

    At the Private Client Section conference, Lesley King provided her annual update following a very busy year for private client law and practice, covering developments around data protection, trusts and ISAs

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    All quiet on the estates front – relatively

    2018-08-29T10:09:00

    August was, as always, comparatively quiet. Lesley King draws out a couple of points worth notice, including registration deadlines and a recent case where two minor children were awarded 11 per cent of their father’s estate.

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    GDPR: I’ll try to keep it brief

    2018-06-14T11:23:00

    You’re probably heartily sick of hearing about the GDPR, but it is undeniably relevant to trustees and personal representatives (PRs). Lesley King takes a closer look at some of the implications for private client practitioners.

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    Notifiable arrangements under DOTAS

    2018-04-03T10:17:00

    Lesley King discusses the conditions which need to be met for notifiable arrangements.

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    New ISA and DOTAS regulations on the way

    2018-03-14T16:23:00

    Lesley King dissects new regulations on ISAs and the disclosure of tax avoidance schemes.

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    Wills Act 1837, section 33: substitution of issue

    2018-01-09T11:18:00

    Lesley King discusses section 33 of the Wills Act 1837.

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    Deciphering homemade wills

    2017-10-04T12:06:00

    Lesley King explains how the High Court interpreted a homemade will handwritten by a testator who wasn’t grammatically fluent in English.

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    Brain trust

    2017-09-19T09:42:00

    Lesley King provides an update on recent developments in private client law

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    A case of mutual wills

    2017-08-25T09:27:00

    Lesley King discusses mutual wills and Legg v Burton v Burton [2017] EWHC 2088 (Ch).

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    Managing a missing person's financial affairs

    2017-06-09T09:19:00

    The Guardianship (Missing Persons) Act 2017 Act received royal assent in April, establishing a new legal mechanism to deal with the property and financial affairs of a missing person. Lesley King looks in greater depth at the provisions within the act.

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    Band practice

    2017-05-09T00:00:00

    The new residence nil-rate band is now with us. Lesley King looks at some of the problems that can arise in practice, and offers some practical case studies and solutions

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