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…
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Henry Hood comments on the sale of the £4.5 million helicopter in the Akhmedova divorce case in Family Law Week
Tatiana Akhmedova, the former wife of Farkhad Akhmedov, a Russian billionaire, has secured the sale of a £4.5 million helicopter owned by her husband. The sum is the first recovered by Ms Akhmedova in partial settlement of an award of over £450 million made by the High Court in financial remedy proceedings arising from the…
We are delighted to announce that Hunters has been shortlisted in Citywealth’s Magic Circle Awards 2019 for: Family/Matrimonial Law Firm of the Year and Law Firm of the Year – London. The Magic Circle Awards are held annually in the Spring to spotlight and acknowledge the best advisors and managers in the global industry. The…
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…
Matthew Yates comments on probate fees to soar to a maximum of £6,000 in the FT, Mail Online UK and This Is Money
The FT has reported that wealthy families face paying up to £6,000 to execute the will of a deceased relative after the government this week confirmed it was pressing ahead with reforms to probate charges. From April 2019, a six-band probate fee structure will replace the current flat rate of £215, or £155 if estates are…