A second bite of the cherry? 20/05/2013 Emily Brand and Anna-Laura Lock at law firm Winckworth Sherwood look at the time limitations on revisiting a divorce and whether a change in an ex-husband's financial circumstances leaves the door open for further claims.
Changes to IHT guidance following Golding decision 14/05/2013 HMRC has announced changes to IHT guidelines following the tax agenciy’s defeat in its case against Golding. This case was heard by the First Tier Tax Tribunal in March 2011 and followed a determination by HMRC that the deceased’s farmhouse was not agricultural property in accordance with IHTA84/S115(2).
Couple wins Jersey trust case 08/05/2013 A couple - who found their Jersey trust did not perform as they expected, after a transaction to purchase three buy-to-let flats was considered to be covered by English law - has won a Jersey Royal Court case to have it covered by the Channel Island’s law.
Concerns continue about the application of Shariah law in Dubai for UK ex-pats 22/04/2013 The inheritance laws in Dubai remain uncertain for non-Muslim ex-pats residing in the region. As a result, estate planning is far from straight-forward. Angela Calnan, a senior associate at Channel Island law firm Collas Crill looks at the problematic legal framework and some possible estate planning solutions.