New Corporate Offences of Facilitating Tax Evasion


On 27 April 2017 the Criminal Finances Bill received Royal Assent. The Criminal Finances Act 2017 (“the Act”) is expected to come into force during the autumn and on a date that the Government has yet to announce.

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Abuse of Power


A retired Court of Protection judge, Denzil Lush, has recently made headlines with his comments about powers of attorney and the opportunities they allow for financial abuse.

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My last e-Will and testament


The Law Commission, the body responsible for reviewing the law of England and Wales and proposing reform, has started its long awaited consultation on the law of Wills.

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A Fine Day Out at Dorney Lake


JLL Property Triathlon 2017,Wansbroughs' teams surpass themselves at Dorney Lake

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Funeral plans - do I need one?


You would think, from daytime TV advertising, that not to have a pre-paid funeral plan is to leave your family at risk of hardship, but is that true?

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The New Nil Rate Band - Don't Panic!


From 6 April 2017, estates could benefit from an additional £100,000 tax-free allowance. Broadly, the requirements for this residential nil rate band (RNRB) are that a testator’s lineal descendants (children, grandchildren etc.) inherit an interest in a residential property in which the testator lived at some point prior to their death.

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