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Jennifer Chambers' 60 second interview with STEP

Following the Philanthropy and Charity Team's award (Philanthropy Team of the Year) by STEP, Jennifer Chambers, who leads the team, gave an interview to STEP.

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Who's Who Legal: Private client

Five outstanding nominees represent London based private wealth boutiques Maurice Turnor Gardner including Ceris Gardner, Clare Maurice, Richard Turnor, Arabella Murphy and Ed Powles.

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Proposed changes by the SRA

The legal professional is facing the risk of permanent damage if the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) does not listen to the City’s warnings about its proposed regulatory changes. This could be bad news for clients, solicitors, and the City.

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Clare Maurice Elected President of the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law

Clare Maurice, Senior Partner, has been elected President of the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law. Membership is by invitation only and is a highly selective group of individuals who practise trust and estate planning.

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Have we lost trust in trusts?

Are trusts simply for keeping wealth in the hands of the privileged few? Arabella Murphy explains why this assumption obscures legitimate reasons for them.

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Bainbridge - Tracing the proceeds of a mistake

Can voluntary dispositions can be rescinded under the doctrine of mistake? The Bainbridges, who farmed in partnership had incorrect professional advice that no CGT charge would arise on the transfer of three parcels of farmland to a trust.

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Changes to Tier 1 and Tier 2 visas

Proposed changes to the Tier 1 (Investor) visa route and further restrictions on those applying for Tier 2 (General) visas create further obstacles for those who wish to relocate to or work in the UK.

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"Should I stay or should I go now?" - The implications of Summer Budget 2015 for foreign domiciliaries

The run up to the 2015 general election involved a great deal of uncertainty in relation to the future taxation of non-UK domiciled individuals. Claire Roberts considers their position in an article published in the Rothschilds Trust Review October 2015.

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De-enveloping – Real Estate Aspects

The government has been trying to discourage the purchase and holding of UK residential property by non-UK using a company structure - historically for privacy reasons or to manage their exposure to UK inheritance tax (IHT).

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Update on the proposals to reform the taxation of non UK domiciliaries

The 2015 “Summer Budget” announced fundamental changes to the taxation of non-UK domiciliaries affecting UK resident but non-UK domiciliaries and trusts or individuals owning UK residential property through an offshore company or other opaque vehicle.

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Reforms to the Taxation of UK Residential Property

The 2015 “Summer Budget” (8 July 2015) heralded the announcement of fundamental changes to the taxation of non-UK domiciliaries with effect from 6 April 2017.

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Holding Structures for UK Residential Property

Over recent years there have been a number of changes to the rules on the taxation of UK residential property and in July 2015, a further announcement was made which will affect the use of corporate holding structures.

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Spear’s Posts

The Revenue’s new death tax cash cow

If you blinked, you will have missed it: the government’s response to the consultation on their proposed increase in probate fees was low profile – to put it mildly.

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Lease restrictions: are your pets in peril?

We are often told that the British love their pets and particularly their dogs. An ongoing case reminds us that landlords are seemingly not so keen.

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Why now is time to pop the question

Forget Cupid, you should pop the question this Valentine’s Day to help protect your wealth and that of your loved one for the long term, says Sophie Wettern.

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Reform can help HNWs save British business investment

Changes to the rules on Business Investment Relief for HNWs are long overdue.

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