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Legal News and Updates from Barker Evans Private Client Law
November 2016

Rosamund Evans
Hello and welcome to the latest edition of my newsletter on all things inheritance, age and disability related. This time we're looking at protecting what you have, readers' queries and the reach of the Court of Protection. 
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In this issue we look at:
  • Changes to the inheritance tax rules  - In the Summer Budget the Government decided to give some extra relief from inheritance tax in the form of a Main Residence Nil Rate Band but some families may miss out on this extra tax benefit if they don't take action soon  Read more
  • Business owners - 28 days may be all you have to save your business. Here's why - we explain what a business lasting power of attorney is and why it's an essential business disaster recovery tool Read more
  • Does a tenant in common need consent to sell? - Need to sell a property but not getting on with your joint owner? We explain what action you can take. Read more
  • Living abroad and mentally incapacitated - who has jurisdiction? - Many British nationals live abroad. If they lose capacity to decide for themselves about their care which courts have jurisdiction to decide for them? The recent case of Re Clarke 2016 has confirmed that the UK courts do have jurisdiction in cases relating to health and welfare decisions for British nationals living abroad who become mentally incapacitated. The decision confirms that the duty of the UK courts is to protect vulnerable adults and its authority to do so can be based on their British citizenship if it is unclear where they are habitually resident.
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