The Taxation of Trusts: A Review

The Taxation of Trusts: A Review HM Revenue & Customs launches a new consultation Following the Office of Tax Simplification’s recent review of inheritance tax (see article here), HM Revenue & Customs (‘HMRC’) has launched a consultation in line with the government’s commitment at Autumn Budget 2017 to make the taxation of trusts simpler, fairer…

Jay Patel comments on a racing driver’s ex-wife’s possible entitlement to a £5 million divorce settlement in Family Law

The ex-wife of a McLaren racing driver could be entitled to a £5 million divorce settlement after an appeal court ruled that a 18-year old prenuptial deal was “unfair.” Jay Patel, a partner at Hunters Solicitors, said: “The Court ultimately retains discretion as to what amounts to a fair settlement. This is the reason why…

Henry Hood comments on Sharia court ignoring an order from the High Court that an oligarch must hand over a £350m yacht to his ex-wife in The Law Society Gazette and Family Law Week

A Sharia court in Dubai has ignored an order from the High Court that an oligarch must hand over a £350m yacht to his ex-wife as part of the UK’s biggest divorce settlement. Lawyers say the development further underlines the difficulty of enforcing UK divorce orders abroad. Henry Hood, a partner at Hunters Solicitors, said: “This…

Daniel Watson examines the Law Commission’s latest guidance on e-signatures and implications for LPAs in Lawyer Monthly

The Law Commission: E-Signatures Are Equal To Handwritten Ones Daniel Watson, Associate Putting a manuscript signature on important legal documents has a long history. When the Statute of Frauds 1677 stipulated that contracts must exist in writing and also bear a signature, the practice soon became commonplace. But the traditional written signature may soon become…