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Varying an outdated trust

A landed family has successfully varied an outdated trust to give any future same-sex partners of descendants the same rights as heterosexual spouses. In what is believed to be the first case of its kind, the High Court has approved … Continue reading

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Dividends and Discretionary Trusts

Following the changes in dividend taxation that apply to individuals for 2016/17, changes have also had to be made to the taxation of dividends and discretionary trusts. In basic terms, this means that because dividends are paid gross, dividends that fall … Continue reading

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Using Trusts as part of your planning

Trusts are often regarded as the preserve of the wealthy. Fortunately however, this is not the case. I have previously suggested that people with assets should make a will rather than rely on the laws of intestacy and the same may be … Continue reading

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