Posted by Laura Kearns, Associate
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?
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.
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.
A long-awaited announcement has been made by Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick.
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.
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.
Our Private Client Partner Mandy Casavant has contributed to the Financial Times regarding a significant slowdown in the probate process due to coronavirus.