Untangling the UK/Swiss Knot: Dealing with a cross border estate (Swiss person with UK connections)
This is the story of Heidi who is Swiss, and Henry, a Brit. In this podcast series we explore issues faced by this international couple, their businesses and their assets in a UK/Switzerland cross-border context. We will follow their story in good times and in bad times, to untangle the legal knots and help them spot opportunities.
Sad news for the family, Heidi’s aunt has died. What do the family need to think about following the death of a Swiss person with some UK connections? We look at the taxes and the succession issues.
Sustainable Rural Estate Management: The Penpont Project
Listen for an insight into the thinking behind the Penpont Project.
'Good Divorce Week' - Putting the children first
We’re technically married, we just haven’t signed the papers. What’s the difference?
Choosing to protect your interests, whether married or not, will always be a prudent approach.
Trailblazing: how London became the highest ranked European city for private capital property investment
Saying "I don't" - raising the minimum age for marriage
Lisa-Jane Dupernex writes for eprivateclient on the need to review succession planning for French assets
Is it time to review succession planning for French assets following the introduction of a new law in France on 1 November 2021?
The President of the Family Division issues warnings to practitioners
Investing with purpose - What is the goal of a family office?
A family office’s overall strategy and goals should be informed by the family’s investment purposes, ethics and beliefs.
Property Patter: Just how protected are Rent Act and Assured Tenants?
Landlords of residential property can still come across Rent Act and Assured Tenancies.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Silbury Finance on a £35m facility to a Jersey unit trust to finance the development of a 89 unit retirement living village in Tunbridge Wells, Kent
The joint venture will finance the development of a 89 unit retirement living village in Tunbridge Wells, Kent.
Piers Master and Peter Smith write for eprivateclient on tailoring arbitration for family offices
The advantages of arbitration over litigation as a form of dispute resolution are well-known.
Sarah Anticoni quoted by the Mail Online on the implications of the Marriage and Civil Partnership Bill on child marriage
The government is set to make it illegal to force teenagers to get married using a tough new law.
Matt Foster writes for Family Law on what happens if the person you are divorcing dies during the process
Divorce can feel like a death, but what happens if the person you are divorcing actually passes away?
Reem Al Mahroos
Frequently Asked Questions: Hotel Franchise Agreements
What is a franchise agreement and what are the differences between it and a Hotel Management Agreement (HMA)?
Sustainability Leaders: Colin le Duc, Generation Investment Management
What is the future for ESG?
Alice Martin quoted by FT Adviser on how to advise clients acting under power of attorney
When an attorney starts making decisions on someone’s behalf, how does this affect the advice relationship?
Piers Master and James Broadhurst write for eprivateclient on the goals of a family office
What are the goals, priorities or concerns often raised by families?
Rebecca Burford quoted by Citywealth on family offices’ ESG considerations for their private market investments
Family offices are increasingly deploying a growing portion of their assets to the private markets.
No rights for unmarried fathers in Hong Kong
What unmarried fathers may not know is that the father’s lack of parental rights will result in childcare arrangements being in limbo.