Tax and Estate Planning

Recent Features and Opinion


A protecting species


Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements are more popular than ever before, and are an important part of estate planning. Joanne Radcliff explains the assurances they can provide that a trust cannot


Family jewels


Family investment companies are a widely used planning tool in the search for wealth and asset preservation. While their popularity has grown, they still have some way to go before challenging the history of trusts. Ryan Harrison considers the merits of each structure from a tax perspective with a view ...


In stark relief

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In a volatile property market buffeted by the effects of coronavirus (COVID-19) and the stamp duty land tax ‘holiday’, John D Bunker and Elizabeth Pearson examine the implications for post-death gains


Old money, new rules


Samantha Roberts assesses changes to the inheritance tax rules and how these impact on the reporting requirements and low value and exempt-excepted estates


The importance of distinguishing funds


Lesley King discusses the recent case of Batt v Boswell: where confusion over trust and personal money led to a family dispute between two siblings following the death of their parents.


Taking stock digitally


Stuart Adams reviews a new Law Society title for private client solicitors concerning digital assets


Decrypting crypto


Kate Burt summarises what has changed regarding cryptoassets, and what you need to know

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Lost in translation



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