Property is often the single largest asset for most people handling deceased’s estates. It therefore makes sense to seek the best advice and avoid the common pitfalls that many people run into when dealing with probate properties. There are a [...]
Changes which are not of our making are challenging because we do not have control of the timing of implementation and have our own workloads to consider. A change which is core to our services, such as the moves at HMC&TS to streamline and [...]
In the recent past, it was commonplace to identify in wills if a legacy or devise was to be given “free of tax”, or “subject to tax”. Some will drafters continue to include reference to “free of tax”. Many drafters make no reference to tax on [...]
Letting a French property can provide a good return on investment for your clients and meet their management costs, especially when the property was bought with a mortgage.
For tax purposes, France makes a difference between short-term [...]
The exigencies of the coronavirus pandemic, which has led to a high demand for will writing services, and the challenges of meeting that demand whilst observing social distancing, have brought the issue of will reform into sharp focus. At a time [...]
This text is aimed at tax practitioners, many of whom will not be lawyers. Over 300 pages of the book contains extracts from legislation. There is an assumption of general tax knowledge relating to the computation of income and gains for [...]
This book is intended to provide an overview of all the key issues to consider when deciding whether a Family Investment Company (FIC) is a suitable vehicle to help with an individual’s estate planning. It is part of a new series by Bloomsbury [...]
Lawyers and law firms are usually too busy to stop and think about whether there are things that they could and should change. When others suggest that change is needed, they are quick to resist and give reasons why the change is not necessary. [...]
Understandably, the focus of British owners of Spanish properties has shifted sharply away from Brexit anxiety, to concern about the consequences of the current coronavirus lockdown. The Spanish property market has been paralysed, in the sense [...]
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