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Grandparents and their children’s divorce
Guardianship of grandchildren following parent’s death or divorce
Buying residential property in England
There are two common forms of ownership of property in England: freehold and leasehold.
Hoist with his own petard? Henkes v HMRC, and the lessons that can be learned regarding domicile enquiries
In recent years HMRC have shown a growing interest in challenging taxpayers on their claims to being foreign domiciled
Equal pay: Swiss Parliament sets new obligations for companies
In 2016, the Federal Statistical Office found that the payslips of women were on average CHF 1,455 less per month than those of men.
Protected settlements: tainted love
Practitioners continue to discover glitches in, and unexpected aspects of, the rules on protected settlements.
Tax efficient gifting – a silver lining of COVID-19
If there is a silver lining in the current economic situation it might be that it creates opportunities for tax efficient gifts to be made.
Another fine mess: imminent changes to the IHT excluded property rules
The Finance Act 2020 will include some changes to the rules regarding ‘excluded property trusts’ in the inheritance tax legislation.
Matrimonial home valuations in lockdown: can they be trusted?
For many of our clients, the family home represents a significant asset in the matrimonial pot.
Latest views on whether we will have an interim budget
Sophie Dworetzsky looks at what new measures might come into force
My Swiss bank account: what’s there to know?
Having a bank account in Switzerland is very commonplace as far as banking arrangements go.
What to do when someone dies
In the absence of a family charter, please follow this step by step guide of what to do when someone dies