Articles by ‘Amanda Noyce’
Law firm RWK Goodman has secured a landmark ruling that has seen a will to be held invalid on the grounds that it was obtained fraudulently and through undue influence. Known as ‘fraudulent calumny’,…
RWK Goodman and St John’s Chambers Wills & Trusts team are delighted to invite you to their annual contentious probate update seminar held in association with Stone King.
In the third and final instalment of this mini-series, we consider what additional steps can be taken when drafting an English LPA for an internationally connected client.
In the second of this mini-series, we explore whether an English power of attorney can be relied upon to deal with assets located abroad.
In the first of this mini-series, we explore how an attorney appointed under a foreign power of attorney may be able to use the power to deal with assets located in England & Wales.
It is commonly known that trusts are very useful asset protection vehicles, enabling value to be ring-fenced and managed appropriately for the benefit of one or more individuals. Whilst wide ranging in their use, trusts can be particularly valuable where an individual wishes to make provision for a vulnerable beneficiary.
The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the housing market has been widely reported, with a near complete halt on transactions during lockdown. This was undoubtedly frustrating for those keen to move but arguably even more so for individuals looking to reclaim an additional 3% of SDLT previously paid as a result of the higher rates now attaching to second homes.
The Autumn budget is fast approaching and, as usual, there is much speculation in the financial press as to plans which may be announced by the chancellor.
The Government is bringing in legislation that will allow individuals to have their Wills witnessed via video links. The legislation will apply to Wills made since 31 January 2020, the date of the first registered Covid-19 case in England and Wales.
The Covid-19 pandemic has caused great uncertainty for many clients, including those who have found themselves stuck in a jurisdiction, unable to leave on the date they intended. It has triggered particular concern for non-UK resident individuals whose tax status may be impacted by a longer stay in the UK.
With seriously ill individuals with Covid-19 and the general population exercising social distancing, it is vital that there is still an option to create or update a will whilst remaining in isolation. But how can this be done?