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Powers of Attorney across borders (part 3)

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Across borders

In the third and final instalment of this mini-series, we consider what additional steps can be taken when drafting an English LPA for an internationally connected client.

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Your property? Your choice?

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London houses

You would think that the beneficial ownership of your house or property portfolio should be fairly straightforward and obvious, all the more so if you are the sole legal owner. You should also be free to leave your property, or your share in it, to whoever you choose under your will… right?

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The Battle for Britney: framed but not yet freed

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Britney-spears-star

In February 2021, The New York Times released a documentary, Framing Britney Spears. Now, the BBC have released their own documentary on the subject, The Battle for Britney: Fans, Cash and a Conservatorship.

In a recent Instagram post, Britney herself retorted, “So many documentaries about me this year with other people’s takes on my life… these documentaries are so hypocritical…they criticise the media and then they do the same thing.” Not a fan then.

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How to identify and minimise disputes around inheritance and the family home

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It is fairly common for parents to leave their estate to their children, which may include the family home. For most families, there are few issues in administering such estates. However, where one of several intended beneficiaries lives in the family home prior to the death of their parents, this can lead to disputes with the other beneficiaries (often their siblings) over the administration of the estate.

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Powers of Attorneys across borders (part 2)

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House-in-spain

In the second of this mini-series, we explore whether an English power of attorney can be relied upon to deal with assets located abroad.

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The deemed domicile end of tax year countdown

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Women doing taxes

Deemed domicile status provides an extraordinary opportunity to save tax but it’s an easy opportunity to miss.

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Act now to protect your digital legacy

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digital finger print

When dealing with estates when someone dies, we are finding that more and more people are passing away without leaving instructions for their executors or family members to gain access to their online presence. Some assets are also hard to locate.

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My journey to qualification

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When I graduated in 2011, my lecturers thought I was a “shoe in” for a training contract. I had graduated with a 2.1 and a Distinction in the LPC, had lots of extra circulars on my CV and a year work experience at Blake Morgan.

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Leasehold reforms are finally here, but what do they actually mean?

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A long-awaited announcement has been made by Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick.

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How the proposed Capital Gains Tax changes could impact on divorce and financial agreements

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The Office for Tax Simplification has published a report proposing an overhaul to the Capital Gains Tax regime to bring it more in line with income tax.

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Good Morning Britain star Kate Garraway and Lasting Powers of Attorney – why are they so important?

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Good Morning Britain star Kate Garraway has revealed the nightmare she has faced since her husband went into hospital in March to be treated for Covid. It is a truly heart breaking situation that she faces.

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Can anything be done to bypass the current delays to grants of probate?

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Our Private Client Partner Mandy Casavant has contributed to the Financial Times regarding a significant slowdown in the probate process due to coronavirus.

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