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17 May 2022 The Surrogacy Landscape Podcast – Episode Two, The Experience

In Episode Two, Family Partner, Harriet Errington talks to a new parent, Stuart Armfield, who has recently navigated surrogacy with his husband. welcoming son Rio into the world last year. Harriet draws on the expertise of Andrew Coutts from the International Fertility Company and Immigration law specialist, Rahul Batra from Hudson McKenzie to collectively look at the considerations for couples and individuals looking to grow a family via surrogacy and where one might start, with a special focus on international surrogacy.

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17 May 2022 Approvals for office to residential conversions jump by a quarter to 1,180 in the past year

In a recent article in CoStar, Real Estate Partner, Andrew Wilmot-Smith reflects on the increase in number of applications granted to convert offices into residential buildings.

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16 May 2022 Galleon Insider: Crypto assets during divorce

In a recent industry update from Galleon, Family Partner, Harriet Errington reflects on how crypto currency assets are dealt with during divorce.

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16 May 2022 Boodle Hatfield celebrates their 300th anniversary with an enlightening discussion around love, sex and marriage

Boodle Hatfield’s renowned family law team held a diverse, thought-provoking panel discussion on what drives our relationships and whether the institution of marriage will continue for another three hundred years, and, if so, in what format.

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15 May 2022 Fresh Perspectives Contentious Trusts Conference 2022

Partner and Head of Private Wealth, Andrea Zavos is co-hosting the fourth Fresh Perspectives Contentious Trusts Conference on May 15 – 16. Senior Associate, James Woods-Davison, will be joining Andrea in Barcelona for the conference.

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13 May 2022 Lifecycle of a digital asset: Getting started with NFTs

Remarkably, around one fifth of the UK population now own at least some form of ‘crypto’, be that an NFT or cryptocurrency.  In this series of insights, Alexander Martinelli and Hugo Brown touch briefly on the steps involved in creating and transferring NFTs before exploring in more depth some potential use cases for Blockchain technology.

 

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13 May 2022 Lifecycle of a digital asset: What else can be tokenised?

Alexander Martinelli and Hugo Brown consider the lifecycle of a digital asset and explore what else can be tokenised.

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13 May 2022 Lifecycle of a digital asset: Where is the value in all this?

In this final part of our series looking at the lifecycle of a digital asset, Alexander Martinelli and Hugo Brown reflect where the real value lies in the Blockchain and ‘crypto’.

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12 May 2022 Cross Border Planning: The Next Generation Conference 2022

On Thursday 12 May, Private Wealth Partner, Kyra Motley will be speaking at the Cross Border Planning: The Next Generation Conference in Dubai.

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11 May 2022 PCD CLUB: An introduction to NFTs for investors

Interested in the latest trends in the emerging field of NFTs? Watch Associate, Fred Clark and the PCD Club on YouTube for a discussion looking at non-fungible tokens, the provenance, valuation, estate planning, the future and much more.

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