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Challenging estate boundaries

Whether or not a blended family is involved, if provision is not made for a child or if a trust has been settled notwithstanding the degree of relationship, then a remedy with the assistance of the court can be difficult, if not impossible. While the Family Protection Act 1955 can provide an opportunity for children who … Continue reading

S 182 update

The Court of Appeal has upheld the High Court decision in Thakurdas v Wadsworth that executors can bring proceedings under s 182 of the Family Proceedings Act. As noted at [16]: “We add that it is now settled law that s 182 serves an important purpose in relationship property litigation, allowing courts to address property … Continue reading

Revisions to the Trusts Bill

The Justice Select Committee has reported back to Parliament (following two time extensions). The recommended amendments to the Bill are largely minor in effect, dealing with definitions or clarification of proposed provisions, although there are adjustments to maximum duration periods for resettlements and the addition of a “guiding principle” for trust duties. Key points are: … Continue reading

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