29 September 2021

Should I establish a non-UK resident company to acquire UK property?

It used to be clear that non-UK residents planning to invest in UK property would generally choose to do this through a non-UK tax resident company rather than a UK tax resident company. However, this is no longer necessarily the case. This article seeks to explain the current position.

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27 September 2021

Share or Asset Deal: What’s the difference?

Whether you’re buying a property directly or buying the shares in a company which owns a property, there is a process of disclosure and due diligence which must be undertaken. However, there are key differences in how these are dealt with, depending on which transaction type is chosen. This article will focus on the key transactional differences rather than the tax implications which, whilst obviously crucial, are a topic in themselves.

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21 September 2021

The unintended consequences of family disputes and family trusts

Family wealth planning is frequently undertaken against a background of positive planning, often when the second generation is younger, and the family small and without complications. Over time this can change and lead to unintended adverse consequences for Trust structures if the family enters into a major dispute. Families and practitioners can learn from some of these issues, as Highvern's Richard Joynt and Forsters' Alex Tamosius outline.

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16 September 2021

The Pension Schemes Act 2021: Directors, Lenders, Everyone, Take Heed!

Prompted by the high-profile collapses of the likes of BHS and Carillion, which left their employees facing severely diminished retirement funds due to pension scheme deficits of £275 million and £580 million respectively, the Government has proposed radical changes through the Pension Schemes Act 2021 (the “PSA”).

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