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The Law in an LM-mess?

April 11, 2023

Following recent conflicting decisions of the England and Wales Court of Protection, Paul Levy and James Mckean discuss varying a Will under the Mental Capacity Act 2005   RE LMS The England and Wales Court...

A Further Lesson For Private Wealth Advisers

December 9, 2022

Last year Druces’ lawyers were in court to protect the financial position of a widow who was at risk of being partially disinherited. In that case, Eade v Hogg EWHC 1057 (Ch), careless drafting had...

Trust Registration: September Deadline Approaches

August 19, 2022

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has now introduced stricter guidelines about which trusts must be registered with the Trust Registration Service (TRS). What is the TRS? The TRS is a register of trusts set up...

Economic Crime Act 2022 – Register of Overseas Entities

August 8, 2022

On 15th March 2022, the Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022 (the “Act”) received Royal Assent. According to the Government, the Act aims to tackle economic crime by delivering “transparency about who ultimately owns...

Selling your business? Consider a move to Monaco.

July 26, 2022

UK business owners, who are contemplating a sale of their business, are sometimes advised to consider leaving the UK.  Moving away (and taking up tax-residence outside the UK) opens up the possibility of mitigating the...

Death Overseas: UK Probate for French Clients

July 20, 2022

The death of a loved-one is always traumatic. However, the situation is made even worse if the death happens abroad. Druces’ French team has a track-record of helping clients who find themselves dealing with a...

Buying High-Value Property in France

July 15, 2022

Druces’ Private Wealth team is known for its specialism in French law. The team includes French- qualified and French-speaking experts who assist clients with a range of inheritance, tax and property work. French law specialists...