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02 Jan 2024 60-second interview with Partner, Clare Stirzaker

Private Wealth Partner, Clare Stirzaker speaks to STEP about winning the Family Business Advisory Team of the Year award in 2023.

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18 Dec 2023 Cryptocurrency – A Digital Legacy

Partner and Head of Private Wealth, Hayden Bailey writes for European Financial Review on the unique set of challenges that are at play when navigating succession planning with digital assets.

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18 Dec 2023 The role of landlords in meeting ESG objectives for the serviced office sector

In New Start Magazine, Real Estate Partner, David Rawlence and Natasha Guerra, CEO of Runway East – a B Corp certified business – explore the importance of taking environmental accountability.

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14 Dec 2023 Out of Africa: Part Two – Planning your move from South Africa to the UK

Planning your move from South Africa to the UK? Senior Associate, Julie Howard looks at how an individual will be taxed once they are living in the UK on an ongoing basis.

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14 Dec 2023 When a child is born

In Trust Quarterly Review, Partner, Mark Lindley examines the difficulties that emerge when the distinction between legitimate and illegitimate children remains relevant, and how it can still cause significant trouble for trustees, executors and their advisors.

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13 Dec 2023 The Lessons in Legacy Podcast, Philanthropy Edition, In Conversation with Derek Bardowell

In the next episode of the Lessons in Legacy Podcast, Alberto Lidji and Clare Stirzaker are joined by Derek Bardowell. Together they look at the importance of philanthropists considering the impact of their initiatives, they look at how funding and giving can ‘sweat’ the most and the challenges of gratification vs impact.

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08 Dec 2023 To have and to hold (as an investment) – Inheritance tax relief for wedding venues and property businesses

Business property relief (BPR) reduces the taxable value of business assets for UK inheritance tax purposes, however there are scenarios where a business is not eligible for BPR. Senior Associate, Michael Duffy looks at the latest Butler v HMRC TC 8949 case, which was denied relief.

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08 Dec 2023 London courts: a home from home?

In the New Law Journal, Family Partner, Harriet Errington highlights the  wide-ranging powers of the English court to intervene following foreign divorce proceedings and the power of Pt III applications.

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07 Dec 2023 Preserving a digital legacy

In Global Banking and Finance, Private Wealth Partner, Kyra Motley outlines the importance of family governance and comprehensive estate planning and the need to consider more than bricks and mortar, businesses, heirlooms, and cash as valuable assets.

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06 Dec 2023 Are you the Transferor? Don’t bet on it…

Private Wealth Associates, Alex Gamble and Jenny Wilson-Smith signpost the recently published UK Supreme Court’s judgment in the important case of HMRC v Fisher (2023) UKSC44. Which culminated in a fundamental argument about who is capable of being a “transferor” for purposes of the transfer of assets abroad regime.

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