Quarterly Update - Video Presentation - September 2021

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This is an online video recording of our presentation from 29th September 2021

Presented by: Gill Steel, Owner/Director, LawSkills Ltd
Premier trainer in Wills, Probate, Trusts, Tax & Elderly Client

1.5 hour – SRA Statement of Competence A2, A4, B1, B3, B7, C1-C3, D1 & D2

In Wills, Probate, Trusts, Tax and Elderly & Vulnerable Client law the one constant is change.

Change in law. Change in practice. Change in how services are provided – to us and from us, as practitioners. New cases impact the law and as practitioners, we need to reflect that in how we deal with our clients.

The LawSkills Quarterly Update is an overview of topics from the past few months to help you stay on top of recent developments.

Topics Covered

Wills

  • Digital Assets – STEP releases research and issues Call to Action
  • Interpretation – Royal Commonwealth Society for the Blind & others v PRs of Audrey Thelma Arkell decd [2021] EWHC 2315
  • Sealing of Royal Wills – Prince Philip’s Will [2021] EWHC 77

Probate

  • Probate Service Update and consultation on fees increase
  • HMCTS Advice on ‘stopped’ cases
  • Cross border estate dispute – Pescatore v Valentino & others [2021] EWHC 1953
  • Costs in relation to right to organise a burial – Algeilani v El Samawi [2021] EWCA 997
  • Sale of foreign property on behalf of a minor – Shanavazi [2021] EWHC 1832
  • Forgery – expert advice – Rainey v Weller [2021] EWHC 2206
  • Beddoe’s order in an estate – Clyne v Conlon [2021] EWHC 2444

Trusts

  • Trust Registration Service – extension to include non-taxable trusts goes live 1 September 2021
  • Contentious trusts – Van Zuylen v Whiston-Dew & GBT trusts [2021] EWHC 2219

Tax

  • Abolition of IHT 205 from January 2022
  • HMRC Trusts & Estates September newsletter:
    • HMRC IHT checker
    • HMRC Guidance on estate administration period
  • Crypto assets:
    • HMRC plans to prosecute evaders
    • Crypto asset transfers over £1,000
    • STEP Guidance on cryptocurrencies
  • CGT on UK residential property:
    • Digital handshake hampers CGT reporting
    • HMRC work around
  • Insolvent estate and closure notice – HMRC v Michael Sanders [2021] EWHC 1843

Elderly & Vulnerable

  • OPG delays
  • Court fees increase from 30 September 2021
  • Modernising LPAs – move towards electronic LPAs
  • Health & Care Bill 2021 – published 6 July 2021
    Emergency medical treatment – University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust v Miss K [2020] EWCOP 40
  • Covid vaccinations – Re A (Covid Vaccination) [2021] EWCOP 47
  • Should a woman left brain-damaged and paralysed by covid 19 be allowed to die? Report from BBC
  • Mental capacity & the internet – C (Capacity to access the internet & social media) [2020] EWCOP 73

Other

  • Legal Services Board:
    • Report on continuing competency
    • Putting regulators under pressure to require more price transparency
  • Review of UK GDPR – Government consultation issued 9 September 2021