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Private Client Law Refresher Course – Varying Disposition of Estates

E-learning

This live session will run on 25 November 2021.

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Please note that this session will be recorded. the recording will be made available within a week after the session.




Course Description

Overview

  • 2 hours
  • Intermediate
This live virtual classroom is scheduled on 25 November 2021, between 10:30-12:30.Delivered by renowned expert in the field Professor Lesley King, this course will provide an update and refresher training in varying disposition of estates law and practice. It is suitable if you are considering returning to this area of law following a career break or currently work within private client law and wish to update your knowledge in certain areas.This virtual classroom is one in a series of seven for individuals across all levels of PQE who are seeking to update their knowledge of private client law. The other sessions can be booked through this link.  On-demand versions will be available after each event for those who cannot attend on the day or who wish to purchase after the event has taken place.

Learning outcomes

After this session, you will be able to:

  • identify occasions where reading back provisions will be useful,
  • select and implement the appropriate statutory provision for reading back, and
  • avoid pitfalls.

What this will cover

WHAT IS READING BACK AND WHY IS IT BENEFICIAL?

THE STATUTORY PROVISIONS & HOW THEY WORK

  • What statutory provisions exist?
  • What is a variation?
  • What is a disclaimer?
  • When is a disclaimer useful?
  • Formalities for variations and disclaimers
  • IHTA, s144
  • Formalities for s144

TRAPS WHEN USING THE PROVISIONS

  • Can you vary a discretionary trust?
  • Easy to overlook automatic reading back under s144
  • Reading back is only for IHT and CGT
  • Must be no consideration
  • The dangers of IHTA 1984, s142(4)

TIPS ON USING THE PROVISIONS

  • Variation after sale of asset by original legatee
  • Acquiring the residence nil rate band (RNRB)
  • Variation redirecting property to a person already dead
  • Variation on behalf of person already dead
  • Obtaining the charity exemption
  • Obtaining the reduced rate