Trusts

Recent Features and Opinion

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BeWare!

2021-04-21T09:32:00+01:00By

Lesley King comments on a case in which rectification of deeds of appointment was granted where there had been a mistake as to the legal, and not just fiscal, consequences of changes to a trust.

Roman Kubiak

Clash of the trustees - removing a trustee with competing interests

2021-03-03T14:38:00+00:00

Roman Kubiak discusses the January 2021 decision of HHJ David Cooke in Manton v Manton, in which he removed a trustee of a family trust for breach of the “conflict rule”.

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Rectification of post-death variations: check and re-check

2021-03-03T13:57:00+00:00By

Lesley King addresses a recent judgment involving a successful claim for a rectification of a deed of variation, which emphasises the importance of good communication between professionals.

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Trust the process

2021-02-16T00:00:00+00:00By

Kirsten Franklin presents a back-to-basics guide on running trusts, and the compliance aspects to be aware of

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Trust issues: witnessing wills and changes to the Trusts Register

2020-09-17T20:21:00+01:00By

Lesley King considers the recent changes to the Trusts Register and a legislation update, validating wills made via videoconference since 31 January 2020.

Henrietta Mason

Move on

2020-08-11T00:00:00+01:00By

In the next in our series on removing fiduciaries, Henrietta Mason explains how to remove trustees and executors against their will

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Updated practice note: trust corporations

2020-04-23T17:15:00+01:00

On 22 April 2020, we updated our practice note on trust corporations.

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Back to basics: Nil-rate band discretionary trusts

2019-11-12T00:00:00+00:00By

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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