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10 May 2021 Meeting the 2021 eprivateclient 50 Most Influential: Andrea Zavos of Boodle Hatfield

The eprivateclient 50 Most Influential is the definitive rankings of the key players in the UK and offshore private client practitioner sector.

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29 Apr 2021 Clare Pooley promoted to Senior Associate in Private Client practice

Further investment and expansion in the firm’s Private Client & Tax practice.

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17 Aug 2017 Trustees enduring friction and hostility. Should they stay or should they go?

This is often a difficult question to answer, first, for trustees and secondly for the Court.

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20 Jun 2017 Setting aside voluntary dispositions: where are we now?

In Pitt v Holt, Futter v Futter [2013] UKSC 26, the Supreme Court significantly curtailed the hitherto wide application of what had become known as the Rule in Hastings-Bass and also set out authoritively the circumstances in which the Court may grant relief (in terms of rescission) for mistake in relation to a non-contractual voluntary disposition.

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02 Jan 2017 Settlor loans and liabilities

When a settlement is in need of funds, it may be tempting for the trustees to ask the settlor to provide additional cash by way of loan.

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01 Jan 2017 Proprietary estoppel claim against trustees

In Fielden -v- Christie-Miller and others [2015] EWHC 87 (Ch), trustees sought to have a claim brought against them based on proprietary estoppel struck out on the grounds that the statement of case disclosed no reasonable cause for bringing the claim pursuant to CPR 3.4 (2)(a) and, secondly, summary judgment because the claimant (in fact back part 20 claimant) had no real prospect of succeeding in the claim and there was no other compelling reason why the case should be disposed of at trial pursuant to CPR 24.2.

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