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Briefing Notes

Lasting Powers of Attorney: Time For Reform?

What is an LPA? A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA), gives you the legal ability to nominate someone you trust to make decisions on your behalf. There are two types of LPA: those for Property and Financial Affairs (LPAF) and those for Health and Care Decisions (LPAH). Both types allow you to choose who makes […]

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Estate Administration – Residuary Beneficiary v Personal Representatives

“I am the residuary beneficiary of an estate. The Personal Representatives are not being transparent or forthcoming with any information. I fear that they are not administering the estate correctly. Is there anything I can do?” This question is one often asked by a beneficiary keen to understand their ability to obtain information concerning an […]

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Eade v Hogg: a lesson to all Private Client lawyers?

A summary of the Eade v Hogg [2021] case We recently acted for a widow in the reported case, Eade v Hogg [2021] EWHC 1057 (Ch); a claim for construction/rectification of her husband’s Will.  His previous will left 26% of his shares in a company to his surviving spouse and 26% to a friend. When […]

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Druces promotes Charles Avens and Benjamin Lomer to leadership roles

This month, Druces celebrates the promotion of two of our lawyers, Charles Avens and Benjamin Lomer, who are stepping up to take on the leadership of their practice areas. Charles Avens promoted to Head of Immigration “I am delighted to be appointed as the Head of Immigration at Druces. As the world begins to open […]

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Success for Druces at Citywealth Magic Circle Awards 2021

We are celebrating two awards for Druces at Citywealth’s Magic Circle Awards 2021. Druces picks up award in Law Firm of the Year – London category At yesterday’s event hosted by Karen Jones (CEO of Citywealth), there was success for Druces in the “Law Firm of the Year – London” category, where we were delighted […]

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Druces acts for widow in Eade v Hogg case

Eade v Hogg [2021] Helen Freely and Paul Levy acted for the widow (the 6th Defendant) in the case of Eade v Hogg [2021] EWHC 1057 (Ch). She supported the Claimant’s case and judgment was handed down on Friday in favour of the Claimant. The case turned on the construction and rectification of Clause 2 […]

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France: Wealth Tax Filing Deadline

When is the French real estate wealth tax filing deadline? The deadline to file a real estate wealth tax return is 20 May 2021 for non-French tax residents and 26 May 2021 for those with French taxable income, filing online. What is the IFI tax? By way of reminder, the French real estate wealth tax, known […]

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Spring Budget 2021 – views from the Private Client Market

For all the speculation and hype surrounding this Budget, in the end, as most of the big announcements were trailed in advance, there were few surprises. The chancellor stressed time and again his intention to be honest and act responsibly as the man in charge of the country’s public finances. He ended his speech by […]

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