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Wills & Trusts Archive - October 2017

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Deputyship and last power of attorney: a comparison

The recent comments of retired Court of Protection judge Denzil Lush, warning of the risked posed by lasting power of attorney (LPA), have prompted a flurry of debate. Specifically, benefits of LPAs have been weighed up against those of deputyship, an alternative means of giving one person responsibility over another’s affairs if the... Read More

High Court rules that trusts owned by ‘Putin’s banker’ Pugachev are a ‘sham’

Earlier this month in the High Court, Mr Justice Birss ruled that the trusts owned by the Russian businessman Sergei Pugachev, were in fact ‘shams’. This resulted in any assets within the trusts being available for enforcement by default. A definition In the recent case of Snook v London and West Riding Investments Ltd (2017), Lord Justice... Read More

Hugh Hefner's widow reportedly left with millions, despite being excluded from will

Crystal Harris, the wife of the recently deceased Playboy mogul Hugh Hefner, will take control of a Hollywood Hills home worth millions of dollars, according to TMZ. After Hefner passed away at the age of 91 last week, early reports suggested that Harris could be left with nothing, thanks to an "iron-clad" prenup that prohibited her from... Read More
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