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02 Mar 2023 Ask an expert: Offshore trusts & trustee borrowing

In the Tax Journal, Senior Associate, Julie Howard considers the ways of funding distributions to beneficiaries from an offshore trust, some of whom are UK resident.

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22 Feb 2023 Leasehold Reform: change is on the horizon in 2023

As the government prepares to untangle England’s ancient property laws, in PrimeResi, Simon Kerrigan explains the background to the “once-in-a-generation” reforms, and the potential implications for landlords.


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16 Feb 2023 Kyra Motley to present on the topic of “Protecting Legacies” at STEP Isle of Man

Later this week, in the Isle of Man, Private Wealth Partner, Kyra Motley will be hosting an expert discussion covering the issues that may arise for family businesses when structuring their succession planning and the role that trusts can play.

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15 Feb 2023 Succession Planning: cultural nuances & the next generation

Private Wealth Partner, Clare Stirzaker is welcomed onto the Next Gen Talks podcast by Esiri Agbeyi, Partner, Private Clients & Family Business Leader at PwC to talk on the topic of succession planning looking particularly at cultural nuances and the next generation.

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09 Feb 2023 Is change finally afoot for residential landlords in 2023?

In Estates Gazette, Partner, Simon Kerrigan considers the state of play when it comes to residential leasehold reform.

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08 Feb 2023 Thwaytes v Sotheby’s – where are we now?

Partner, Simon Fitzpatrick, Associate, Fred Clark and Trainee, Sophie Mellor comment on the recent developments of Thwaytes v Sotheby’s, a leading art negligence case.

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26 Jan 2023 A guide to non-fungible tokens (NFTs)

Simon Fitzpatrick, Fred Clark, Rosie Adcock and Ruby Dyce provide an introduction to the legal and commercial implications of NFTs looking at intellectual property, regulation, smart contracts, consumer rights and litigation.

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23 Jan 2023 Boodle Hatfield launches new immigration practice with the arrival of Zoe Jacob

Immigration barrister, Zoe Jacob has joined Boodle Hatfield from Farrer & Co. Her appointment as a Partner establishes a new immigration practice for the firm, further bolstering its stellar Private Wealth and Corporate offering.

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20 Jan 2023 Treasure Finds: as metal detecting booms, what are the key considerations and tax consequences?

As the boom in metal detecting continues and an abundance of treasure being unearthed in England and Wales, Corporate Associate, Fred Clark and Trainee, Sophie Harcourt consider the legal and tax implications, along with restrictions that might apply to a find.

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19 Jan 2023 What can we learn from Yvon Chouinard?

The founder of Patagonia, the outdoor clothing company, created a philanthropic shareholding structure while maintaining ongoing stewardship of its assets – Clare Stirzaker and Clare Pooley look at how other philanthropists could achieve a similar legacy.

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