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"Robin is a 'very able practitioner'."The UK Legal 500 2017
Budget 2017 - the detail for private clients28 November 2017 Piers Barclay, Jennifer Smithson, Oliver Court, Robin Vos
On 22 November, Philip Hammond delivered his second Budget of 2017, and the first under the new parliamentary timetable announced last year under which the Government moved to a single major fiscal event each year in autumn. The Budget contained a number of announcements which will affect private individuals, and we have set out a summary of the key measures below.
Is it a sham? Ask Mr Pugachev15 November 2017 Sebastian Prichard Jones, Charles Lloyd, Robin Vos
The decision in Mezhprom v Pugachev, which was handed down on 11 October 2017, has potentially wide-ranging ramifications for trustees and the private client industry more generally.
Barclays Wealth Trustees (Jersey) Limited & Michael Dreelan v HMRC03 November 2017 Nicholas Harries, Robin Vos, Charlotte Kynaston
The Dreelan case confirms that transfers of property between excluded property settlements after the settlor becomes deemed domiciled will not cause the property to become subject to UK inheritance tax. However, settlors should not add personally held property to a settlement after they become deemed domiciled as this is likely to be subject to UK inheritance tax.