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My London property is owned by an offshore company; are my details in the public domain?

Not yet but soon they will be. For a number of years the government has mooted the idea of creating a public register of beneficial ownership of UK residential property, but the exact timetable as to when this register is to come into force has never been clear until very recently.

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16 Feb 2018
For love(child) or money: Claims under the Inheritance Act

A mistress or lovechild always makes a good headline and, occasionally, can make for an interesting legal battle. A case currently in the High Court concerning the estate of a wealthy deceased husband, his widow, his mistress and their lovechild has been making headlines. It raises questions about whether a child who is the product of an affair can bring a claim against the deceased parent’s estate.

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14 Feb 2018
Guernsey Evening Seminar and Drinks Reception on ‘The endless labyrinth: coping with UK regulatory and tax change’

The Private Wealth Group of Bircham Dyson Bell are pleased to invite you to a seminar and evening reception at The Old Government Hotel in Guernsey.

Our speakers will be considering how practitioners in Offshore Financial Centres are affected by the changing UK tax and regulatory environment. Our topics will include:-

• A regulated world – action points before 1 October 2018
• Inheritance tax and offshore trusts – pitfalls to be navigated
• Trusts, real estate and loans to beneficiaries – a changing landscape
• Immigration – with Brexit now a firm reality.

Chairing the discussion will be Helen Ratcliffe and the panel of speakers will include:

• Matthew Braithwaite – Partner, Private Wealth
• Alastair Collett – Partner, Private Wealth
• Lara Mardell – Senior Associate, Private Wealth
• Judith Millar – Partner, Private Wealth
• Elizabeth Neale – Partner, Private Wealth

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7 Feb 2018
Jersey Evening Seminar and Drinks Reception on ‘The endless labyrinth: coping with UK regulatory and tax change’

The Private Wealth Group of Bircham Dyson Bell are pleased to invite you to a seminar and evening reception at The Royal Yacht in Jersey.

Our speakers will be considering how practitioners in Offshore Financial Centres are affected by the changing UK tax and regulatory environment. Our topics will include:-

• A regulated world – action points before 1 October 2018
• Inheritance tax and offshore trusts – pitfalls to be navigated
• Trusts, real estate and loans to beneficiaries – a changing landscape
• Immigration – with Brexit now a firm reality.

If you have colleagues who may be interested please feel free to forward this link to our website where they will be able to register using the RSVP button to the left of the page.

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6 Feb 2018
INFO – Keep Calm and Carry on: The Increasing UK Regulatory and Tax Issues Facing Offshore Trustees

Developments in the offshore world that have been gaining traction over the last couple of decades highlight the shift in balance between the privacy of the individual and the provision of financial and other information to and between authorities, access to some of that information by the public, coupled with the increased UK tax and compliance burden.

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1 Feb 2018
77: Beneficial Owners Of Overseas Companies – Key Points In Relation To The Proposed Register

In this blog we summarise the key proposals put forward by the government in its April 2017 consultation document setting out details of its proposed new public register recording beneficial ownership of overseas companies owning or wanting to purchase UK residential property.

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25 Jan 2018
76: New Public Register Of Beneficial Owners of UK Residential Properties Timetabled

Last week the government set out a timetable to implement its much promised public register of beneficial owners of UK residential properties. Under this timetable draft legislation is likely to be published in this summer with the register being fully implemented by 1 January 2020. This follows the government’s announcement last month that this register was still on the agenda and formed part of its wider anti-corruption strategy.

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25 Jan 2018
Why trusts are essential for your wedding checklist

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4 Jan 2018